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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

Weekly Trading Forecast: FOMC, GDP, Greece and Much More Ahead
There is an avalanche of high-level event risk due in the week ahead. Be ready for the risk and opportunity.
AUD/USD to Eye March High on Less-Dovish RBA, Fed Delay
AUD/USD is likely to face increased volatility in the week ahead amid the key developments coming out of the U.S. economy.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Quiet Consolidation Cotninues
AUD/USD Continues to Flirt with Important Behavior Change
FX Crowd Positions Point to Continued US Dollar Losses, Euro Gains
Our retail forex sentiment data shows that crowds continue to buy into Dollar declines. We see this as contrarian signal to sell into Dollar bounces, buy dips in the Euro.
Australian Dollar Fails to Rally Above Key Resistance
We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are short gives signal that the AUDUSD may continue higher. The trading crowd h...
Trading Video: Dollar Reversal Still Lacking Drive, Pound Makes a Move
Global equities are flirting with multi-year - and in some cases record - highs and the Dollar slowly carves out a potential reversal pattern.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Prices Stuck Mid-Range Again
British Pound May Rise as BOE Meeting Minutes Reboot Rate Hike Bets
The British Pound is likely to rise if minutes from April’s Bank of England policy meeting reflect a hawkish tone shift, boosting interest rate hike speculation.
A Dollar and Risk Correction
There are two general themes that are building pressure: a dollar and risk correction.

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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.