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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

Dollar Rallies, But What Was the Source of Strength?
In a storm of fundamentals, the dollar did not escape a swell of volatility this past session. However, the currency’s remarkable rally didn’t exactly fit the expected...
Forex Video: Long-Term US Dollar Outlook 07.31.2014
Examining the long-term trend of the US Dollar and trading it via a diversified portfolio tracking the currency vs. the British Pound, Yen, Euro and Australian Dollar.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Sellers Challenge Range Floor
AUD/USD 0.9320 Floor In Focus Following Dark Cloud Cover Formation
The Australian Dollar may be set to extend its recent declines following the emergence of a Dark Cloud Cover candlestick formation near the currency’s range-top.
USDOLLAR in Breakout Territory amid ADP, GDP, FOMC
This week we've already discussed the implications of falling US Treasury yields on the US Dollar. Instead, the US Dollar is starting to gather momentum in the short-term amid a flurry of key event risk the next few days.
Dollar Positioned for a Breakout but Will GDP and the Fed Provide?
It’s an appropriate place to be, heading into such a significant round of event risk. The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (ticker = USDollar) stands just below 10,500 which techn...
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Looking for Defined Breakout
EUR/USD Bearish Sub-1.3475; EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY May Have Other Ideas
The Euro is showing signs of life, just not against the US Dollar. In fact, with so much US event risk the next few days, EUR-biases may be best expressed elsewhere.
Dollar Pair’s Extreme Quiet is Unnerving
Market conditions are already extremely quiet, but it seems that we are sliding to even more exceptional levels of listlessness…and just before a heavy round of important e...
US Dollar May Rise Before Key Data on Firming Consumer Confidence
The US Dollar may advance before this week’s top event risk including GDP and NFP releases as consumer confidence moves to a six-year high.

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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.