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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

Yen Down on Risk Appetite Swell But Year-End Flows May Fuel Turn
The Japanese Yen fell on ebbing haven demand as risk appetite swelled overnight but the return of year-end flows may trigger a reversal and send the currency higher.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Support Found Above 0.81
AUD/USD Exhaustion Trade- Shorts at Risk Above 8064
The sell-off is approaching a key technical support region with shorts at risk above 8064-8120. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels heading into 2015.
US Dollar Once Again Looks like a Buy versus Euro, Major Currencies
The US Dollar once again looks like a buy versus the Euro and other FX counterparts as a sharp shift in sentiment points to gains. Here’s what we’re watching.
We Favor Selling Australian Dollar until this Changes
Retail FX traders remain aggressively long the Australian Dollar versus the US Dollar, and until this changes we will continue to favor selling any near-term AUD bounces.
USD/CHF Cup and Handle, EUR/GBP Triangle Wait on Catalysts
The next leg of EUR and CHF weakness may be starting...soon.
Dollar Rally Post-FOMC Bolstered by Surprise SNB Action
Market participants would be wise not to dismiss the possibility of a Fed rate hike in June 2015.
Swiss Franc Sinks as SNB Surprises with Negative Interest Rates
The Swiss Franc tumbled against the major currencies after the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly dropped interest rates into negative territory.
AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Drops Most in Six Weeks
FOMC Preview and Trade Setups in EUR/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD
Here's a look at key technical levels across the USD-spectrum, as well as an overview of what the Fed might say.

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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.