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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

USD in Holding Pattern as Calendar Turns to April, Q2
The greenback had an outstanding Q1'15, but that means little going forward.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: March Bottom Back in Play
Trading Video: Dollar and SPX Rallies Break Records, Greece Standoff Trouble...
With the close of the month and quarter, we are keeping tabs on some of the most incredible trends seen on record...
EURAUD Scalps Target Weekly Opening Range- Longs at Risk Sub-1.4175
EURAUD has responded to key near-term resistance with the weekly opening range taking shape just below. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.
USD/CAD Congestion Ahead- AUD/USD Support at Risk on Dismal China PMI
The lack of momentum to break/close above the 1.2800 handle may continue to produce range-bound prices in USD/CAD as the BoC endorses a wait-and-see approach.
Euro, Aussie Dollar May Rise as Yen Falls on Greece Funding Deal
The Euro and Australian Dollar may rise while then Japanese Yen falls if an accord between Greece manages to secure a bailout accord with its creditors.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Familiar Range Floor Under Fire
Top Events this Week Include EZ CPI, Canadian GDP, and US NFPs
Focus this week is on Euro-Zone price data and US labor market figures.
Scalp Webinar: USD Defends Support Slope- Bulls at Risk Ahead of NFP
Archive to today’s Scalp webinar & highlighted setups ahead of key US event risk this week. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.
AUD/USD Retail FX Flips Net-Long; March Low (0.7559) on Radar
The near-term selloff in AUD/USD may expose the March low (0.7559) as the pair appears to have carved a near-term top ahead of the Easter holiday.

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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.