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.

Free Trading Guides
EUR/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
GBP/USD
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
USD/JPY
Mixed
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
Gold
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
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
Bitcoin
Bearish
More View more
Real Time News
  • Missed my webinar? See the recording and a bullet point summary of the main topics discussed: - #WEF2020 - EU-US #Tradewar tensions - IMF World Economic Outlook unpacked - Key data to watch for the week ahead - Biggest risks facing the global economy https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/market_alert/2020/01/22/Japanese-Yen--Gold-Prices-May-Retreat-on-Davos-Forum.html
  • The Canadian Dollar and Australian Dollar outlook may favor the downside based on positioning signals. This is as USD/CAD faces the BoC while AUD/USD awaits Australia’s jobs report $USDCAD $AUDUSD #BoC - https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2020/01/22/Canadian-Dollar-Australian-Dollar-Outlook-Positioning-Hints-Lower.html?CHID=9 https://t.co/lmdXFoEPIp
  • The Japanese Yen has faded into 2020 as market risk appetite has held up and hit demand for haven assets. $USDJPY now challenges a key medium-term downtrend, but hasn’t topped it yet.Get your market update from @DavidCottleFX here:https://t.co/4X6vgCgkB7 https://t.co/cEUZlD8FoF
  • The current astonishing price difference between #crudeoil and #naturalgas may tell us much less about global growth prospects than you might think. The US gas industry is well supplied with shale producers adding to the glut. https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2020/01/22/Crude-Oil-Natural-Gas-Prices-Part-Ways-What-Does-This-Mean-.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Cottle&utm_campaign=twr
  • My trading video for today: 'Dow, Emerging Markets and Yuan Hit by Coronavirus-Tinged Risk Aversion' https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/video/daily_news_report/2020/01/22/Dow-Emerging-Markets-and-Yuan-Hit-by-Coronavirus-Tinged-Risk-Aversion.html?ref-author=Kicklighter?CHID=9&QPID=917719 https://t.co/vihwKOdVr5
  • Commodities Update: As of 03:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Silver: -0.29% Gold: -0.41% Oil - US Crude: -0.46% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/8kdO6Qqkow
  • The $GBP may be on the cusp resuming a 12-year downtrend against the US Dollar as signs of topping emerge at pivotal chart resistance. Get oyur market update from @IlyaSpivak here:https://t.co/9rM3OjWmBA https://t.co/C1voqDy4hc
  • Forex Update: As of 03:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇪🇺EUR: -0.01% 🇦🇺AUD: -0.05% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.06% 🇨🇦CAD: -0.11% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.12% 🇯🇵JPY: -0.16% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/dagocTZSUu
  • RT @KateBennett_DC: Do you, Larry Kudlow. https://t.co/n14RUZZRGy
  • Note that gains in $AUDUSD and $NZDUSD are somewhat contained by strength in the US Dollar. I wrote a special report that explains this dynamic into further detail as the pairs diverge with the #SP500 here - https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2020/01/17/AUDUSD-NZDUSD-Outlook-Looks-Past-Stocks-to-Rate-Cut-Bets.html?ref-author=Dubrovsky
Australian Dollar Shrugs As RBA Holds OCR At Record Low, Again

Australian Dollar Shrugs As RBA Holds OCR At Record Low, Again

2018-07-03 05:00:00
David Cottle, Analyst
Share:

Australian Dollar, RBA Policy Decision, Talking Points:

  • The RBA left interest rates alone again
  • It noted that inflation remains below target but thinks it will rise back into that band this year
  • There was little here for Aussie Dollar traders, neutral statement

Find out what the retail foreign exchange community makes of the Australian Dollar’s chances right now at the DailyFX Sentiment Page

The Australian Dollar was steady Tuesday as the Reserve Bank of Australia left its key Official Cash Rate on hold at a record low of 1.50% for yet another month.

This action was universally expected by the markets. Indeed, interest rate futures do not now price-in any increase to the OCR for the remainder of this year and all of 2019. The Australian economy is by no means doing all that badly, especially in the sphere of job creation. However, inflation remains stubbornly below target and, while this is the case, the RBA is thought likely to leave rates alone.

The RBA said as usual that pricing power was likely to remain low for a long time, but that unchanged policy was consistent with economic growth. It also said that consumer prices were likely to rise by 2% this year, which would push them into the central bank’s target range. However for the moment they remain below it, rising an annualized 1.9% at least look.

The RBA also noted that the Australian Dollar remains broadly within the last two years’ range against majoertraded rivals. All up this was another neutral statement, the latest in a long line, and it was unsurprising that AUD/USD traders found little to chew on.

Australian Dollar Shrugs As RBA Holds OCR At Record Low, Again

On its daily chart AUD/USD remains well within the dominant downtrend channel which has marked trade for most of this year.

Australian Dollar Shrugs As RBA Holds OCR At Record Low, Again

It has been more range-bound for the past couple of weeks, but it seems likely that the yawning gulf in interest rate expectations between the US Federal Reserve and the RBA, allied to well-founded investor suspicions that the Aussie central bank really doesn’t mind a lower currency, will see it slide further.

The 7150.1 level would represent the complete retracement of the pair’s climb from the lows of December 2016 to the peaks of January this year. It may well come into focus shortly.

Resources For Traders

Whether you’re new to trading or an old hand DailyFX has plenty of resources to help you. There’s our trading sentiment indicator which shows you live how IG clients are positioned right now. We also hold educational and analytical webinars and offer trading guides, with one specifically aimed at those new to foreign exchange markets. There’s also a Bitcoin guide. Be sure to make the most of them all. They were written by our seasoned trading experts and they’re all free.

--- Written by David Cottle, DailyFX Research

Follow David on Twitter @DavidCottleFX or use the Comments section below to get in touch!

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

DISCLOSURES

News & Analysis at your fingertips.