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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 Morning Star Formation Awaits Confirmation Near 0.9100
The Australian Dollar’s recent rebound has yielded a Morning Star candlestick pattern on the daily.
Dollar Checks Back in Anticipation of FOMC Decision
Given the fundamental platform the market has been built upon over the past few years – low participation, excessive leverage and a dependency on low volatility conditions &...
Dollar and Yen to Rise as Aussie Falls if FOMC Stokes Rate Hike Bets
The US Dollar and the Japanese Yen may rise while the Aussie falls if a perceived “hawkish” shift in FOMC rhetoric fuels rate hike bets and drives risk aversion.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Jumps Most in 2 Weeks
AUDJPY Outside Reversal Day- Scalps Favor Buying Dips Above 96.38
AUDJPY has reversed off key support with a breach of the weekly opening range shifting out focus higher. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels.
AUD/USD Reaches Target from Topping Pattern…and 6 Year Trendline
Australian Dollar Poised for Losses until These Factors Change
The Aussie Dollar has fallen sharply versus the US Dollar on a surge in trader volume. We see factors which favor further weakness before a meaningful bounce.
Long US Dollar Trades vs. Aussie, Euro and Franc Still in Play
AUD/USD Recovery May Prove Difficult Amid Void of Bullish Candlesticks
The Australian Dollar has managed to regain its footing in recent trade, yet a sustained recovery may prove difficult in the absence of bullish candlesticks.
Dollar Squeezes Out Sixth Straight Advance Amid Financial Market Warnings
The chorus of officials issuing warning over the complacency and risks present in the financial system keeps building towards a crescendo…

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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.