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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

Fed Rate Hike Cycle Doesn’t Necessarily Bode Well for US Dollar
Higher interest rates tend to support a stronger currency. For the US Dollar, gains after a December Fed rate hike are anything but certain.
Currency Swings in Thin Markets to Struggle for Follow-Through
Currency market swings registered in thin liquidity conditions are unlikely to find follow-through and may see swift reversals after participation returns to normal levels.
EUR/USD Reaches Towards 1.05, Yen Crosses Weigh Range vs Breakout
The markets are comfortably numb as the expected liquidity drain temporarily distracts investors from the crash of event risk and market internals starting next week.
Australian Dollar Declines as Capex Data Fuels RBA Rate Cut Bets
The Australian Dollar tumbled against its US counterpart after Australia’s third quarter Capex data rallied RBA rate cut bets.
AUD/NZD Pullback Testing Pivotal Support
A multi-year slope pivot appears to be providing interim support after hitting two-month highs this week. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.
Pre-Holiday Data Keeps USD on Track versus EUR
After today's data, US-German yield spreads continued to suggest a weaker EUR/USD.
US Dollar May Rise on PCE Data, Thin Trade May Boost Volatility
The US Dollar may rise as the Fed’s favored inflation gauge hits a 10-month high. Kneejerk volatility may be amplified in thinning pre-holiday trade.
Aussie Dollar Little Changed After China Consumer Sentiment
The Australian Dollar did not show a substantial move in response to the China MNI Consumer Sentiment Indicator’s improvement and the implications for trade demand.
Dollar Loses Traction, Risk Turn Shallow, Pound Tumbles
Speculative moves by two of the global financial system's most prominent players - the US Dollar and S&P 500 - failed once again to achieve liftoff.
Bearish AUDJPY as Topping Pattern Matures, Awaiting Key Support Break
If the Australian Dollar is in fact, going to revert to channel support or the mean, then we can look for triggers that show us the move may be happening as well as attractive cur...

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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.