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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

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Corrective Upswing Hinted
AUD/USD Attempting to Hold 61.8% of Year’s Advance
AUDNZD Scalps Targets Key Inflection Range - 1.1020 Critical Support
AUDNZD has filled the Sunday gap with the weekly opening range taking shape just above a major support. Here’s the setup with the updated targets & invalidation levels.
Australian Dollar Remains a Sell until this Changes
The Australian Dollar breakdown looks like the real deal, and a substantial shift in sentiment favors continued AUDUSD weakness.
Short Euro, Aussie and Swiss Franc Trades in Play
Price & Time:Time To Be Cautious on AUD/USD?
Cycle analysis suggests so...
AUD/USD Morning Star Formation Awaits Confirmation Near 0.9100
Australian Dollar’s tumble below the 90 US cent handle has left a Morning Star formation lacking confirmation.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Sellers Return in Force
Holding Long US Dollar vs. Aussie, Euro and Franc Into FOMC
AUD/USD Morning Star Formation Awaits Confirmation Near 0.9100
The Australian Dollar’s recent rebound has yielded a Morning Star candlestick pattern on the daily.

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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.