News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Bearish
Oil - US Crude
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Wall Street
Bullish
Gold
Bullish
GBP/USD
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
USD/JPY
Bullish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
More View more
Breaking news

Bank of England Tapers QE Purchases, leaves Bank Rate & APF Target Unchanged

Real Time News
  • Forex Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇨🇦CAD: 0.61% 🇨🇭CHF: 0.53% 🇪🇺EUR: 0.50% 🇯🇵JPY: 0.12% 🇳🇿NZD: -0.02% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.10% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/G1tbmnQXlH
  • Indices Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: FTSE 100: 0.19% Wall Street: 0.12% France 40: 0.02% Germany 30: -0.16% US 500: -0.19% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/7TV6gNkFhX
  • The Dollar's drop was not as clean against all of its major counterparts, but the $DXY's trade weighting translated EURUSD's rally into a bearish wedge break here. That said, this still qualifies as an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern https://t.co/FNg92kAOfP
  • IMF says downside risks are materializing in India $USDINR #NIFTY50
  • Dallas Fed's Kaplan: -Fed likely to achieve 'substantial progress' metric faster than expected -There are side effects from bond purchases -Still supports bond purchases but economy has improved faster than anticipated -Fed to reach full jobs, price goals some time in 2022
  • Key break higher for gold this morning as it pushes above $1800 for the first time since February https://t.co/Ih2e5I7ddS
  • Hey traders! Risk trends continue to struggle for clarity of direction. Get your Thursday market update from @DailyFX Chief Strategist @JohnKicklighter 👇 https://t.co/TYFzIJxlvR
  • This bull flag pattern on $EURUSD played out as the textbooks usually project. The break to the upside is perhaps the path of least resistance - at least until we get back to the 1.2150 high, if we get there https://t.co/h5wOcHftl2
  • Dallas Fed's Kaplan (non-voter) -Wants to see taper talks start sooner rather than later
  • Commodities Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Silver: 2.86% Gold: 1.39% Oil - US Crude: -1.21% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/Q8RUbC8LNP
Hawkish Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to Fuel AUD/USD Recovery

Hawkish Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to Fuel AUD/USD Recovery

David Song, Strategist

- Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to Hold Official Cash Rate at Record-Low of 1.50%.

- Will Governor Philip Lowe & Co. Alter the Monetary Policy Outlook?

Trading the News: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Interest Rate Decision

RBA Rate Decision

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) last interest rate decision for 2017 may shake up the near-term outlook for AUD/USD should the central bank prepare households and businesses for higher borrowing-costs.

The RBA is likely to reiterate that ‘holding the stance of monetary policy unchanged would be consistent with sustainable growth in the economy and achieving the inflation target over time’ as the region continues to face below-target inflation. In turn, Governor Philip Lowe and Co. may largely endorse a wait-and-see approach for monetary policy, with the Australia dollar at risk of facing a bearish reaction as the central bank remains in no rush to remove the record-low cash rate.

However, a growing number of RBA officials may adopt a hawkish tone as Governor Lowe notes ‘it is more likely that the next move in interest rates will be up, rather than down,’ and a shift in the policy outlook may spark a larger recovery in AUD/USD as the central bank starts to show a greater willingness to move away from the easing-cycle.

Impact that RBA interest rate decision has had on AUD/USD during the previous meeting

Period

Data Released

Estimate

Actual

Pips Change

(1 Hour post event )

Pips Change

(End of Day post event)

NOV

2017

11/07/2017 03:30:00 GMT

1.50%

1.50%

-1

-38

November 2017 Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Interest Rate Decision

AUD/USD 5-Minute Chart

AUD/USD Chart

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) stuck to the sidelines in November, with Governor Philip Lowe and Co. largely endorsing a wait-and-see approach for monetary policy as ‘inflation remains low, with both CPI and underlying inflation running a little below 2 per cent.’ In turn, it seems as though the RBA will carry the record-low cash rate into 2018 as officials warn ‘growth in housing debt has been outpacing the slow growth in household income for some time.

The initial market reaction was short-lived, with AUD/USD quickly pulling back from the 0.7700 handle to end the day at .07643. Interested in the market reaction to the RBA? Sign up & join DailyFX Market Analyst David Cottle LIVEto cover the interest rate decision!

AUD/USD Daily Chart

AUD/USD Daily Chart
  • Broader outlook remains tilted to the downside as AUD/USD continues to track the downward trending channel from August, but the pair may stage a more meaningful recovery following the series of failed attempts to break below the 0.7530 (38.2% expansion) hurdle.
  • Even though the near-term outlook remains capped by the 0.7650 (38.2% retracement), the Relative Strength Index (RSI) appears to be threatening the downward trend carried over from the summer months, with the oscillator at risk of highlighting a bullish trigger.
  • In turn, a break of the near-term range may open up the topside targets, with a break above the 200-Day SMA (0.7691) raising the risk for a move back towards the former-support zone around 0.7720 (23.6% retracement) to 0.7770 (61.8% expansion), which lines up with the November-high (0.7730).

Want to trade the RBA interest rate decision but don’t have a strategy? Review the FREE DailyFX Advanced Guide for Trading the News to learn our 8 step strategy.

--- Written by David Song, Currency Analyst

To contact David, e-mail dsong@dailyfx.com. Follow me on Twitter at @DavidJSong.

To be added to David's e-mail distribution list, please follow this link.

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES