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AUD (Australian Dollar)

The Australian Dollar represents the economy of Australia and is the fifth most commonly traded currency in the world.

The Australian Dollar had a fixed exchange rate until 1983 when the Australian Labor government floated the currency. The Australian Dollar was part of the Bretton Woods system from 1946 to 1971 with which the Australian Dollar was pegged to the British Pound (which was fixed to the US Dollar which was pegged to Gold) until 1967. As Bretton Woods began to break down, the value of the Australian Dollar was converted to a traditional peg against a floating US Dollar.

AUD News and Analysis

Dollar Stumbles, Equities Rally Curbed, RBA Hold Teases AUD Breakout
The global economic is a troubling view according to the IMF's updated WEO forecasts.
How the Dollar Impacts the Global Economy and Financial System
Central bankers, economists and politicians the world over have warned that the global economy and financial system are at at risk from US policy and the Dollar.
AUD/USD Works Towards 55 day Average (again)
Is a Rate Expectations Floor Keeping the USD Afloat?
With so much negativity priced in already, how much will further weak economic data hurt the US Dollar?
Euro, Yen May Rise if Fed Comments Rekindle 2015 Rate Hike Bets
The Euro and the Japanese Yen may rise if commentary from Fed officials rekindles 2015 rate hike bets, weighing on market-wide risk appetite.
Australian Dollar Climbs as RBA Rate Cut Bets Fade
The Australian Dollar rallied more than 0.5 percent against the US Dollar as the Reserve Bank of Australia retained a neutral policy tone.
Eurozone Finance Ministers Unlock First Tranche of Greek Bailout Cash
Eurozone finance ministers gathered to discuss implementing Greece’s new stability program along with budgetary draft reviews for EU member states.
Trading Video: SPX Extends Run as Dollar Rebounds, RBA Key Event Risk
The risk appetite rebound from this past week carried through to Monday.
Upbeat RBA to Fuel AUD/USD Advance; 0.7220-40 Resistance in Focus
AUD/USD may work its way back towards near-term resistance should the RBA continue to endorse a wait-and-see approach for monetary policy.
Webinar: Scalping Aussie Crosses post NFP - RBA, BOE, BoJ on Tap
Featured setups we’ll be trading this week ahead of key central bank meetings and FOMC Minutes. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.

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Oct 6
AUD Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Decision (OCT 6) 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%

In 1983, the Australian Dollar was set to a free-floating exchange rate that could reflect the balance of payments and market drivers for the Australian economy.

Australia is noted for being the first country in the world to move to a complete system of bank notes made from polymer or plastic, first introduced in 1988 with the entire currency converted in 1996.

Of recent, The Australian Dollar was a favorite of carry traders as the commodity boom helped keep interest rates elevated while much of the developed world struggled with contractionary economic pressures. Interest rates were very low in developed economies such as The United States, Japan, and Europe and traders could borrow funds in these economies to invest in higher rates in Australia. This helped to drive The Australian Dollar to all-time highs against the US Dollar in 2011.