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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 Regains Its Footing As A Hammer Emerges In Intraday Trade
The Australian Dollar has managed to reclaim some lost ground near the critical 0.9210 barrier as a Hammer formation emerges.
Aussie Dollar, Chinese Yuan Slip on Disappointing Chinese PMI Report
The Chinese Yuan and the Australian Dollar slipped as HBSC reported a lower than expected PMI figure for China’s manufacturing sector.
Dollar Rally Forces EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks
The normally boilerplate FOMC minutes offered up a surprisingly hawkish lean and extended the US Dollar’s impressive run this week.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Bulls Lose Grip on 0.93 Mark
AUD/USD Traders Lacking Conviction As Short Body Candles Continue
The Australian Dollar remains trapped in a narrow trading band with several short body candlesticks suggesting indecision from traders.
USD Breakout Led by EUR/USD, USD/JPY - Bull Flags in USD/CAD, USD/CHF
The USDOLLAR Index's ability to break through and hold above the 10544 level proved to be the spring board we thought it to be last week, propelling it to fresh highs against its t...
Dollar Rallies…Sans Traditional Fundamental Support
The US Dollar has soared over the past 24 hours. And yet, this move seems to draw a stark contrast to the fundamental backdrop.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Probing Below 0.93 Mark Again
AUDJPY Targets Key Resistance - Shorts Favored Sub 96.00
The recent rally in AUDJPY vulnerable as the pair targets a key inflection zone just below the 96-handle. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels.
AUD/USD .9200 Remains Important Longer Term Support

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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.