Aussie dollar continues to bounce higher as US dollar weakens


In short

  1. AUD/USD moves higher after a surprise interest rate cut in the US
  2. AUD/NZD hits a 4 month high
  3. Stronger than expected Q4 GDP data released yesterday

AUD to USD exchange rates

Time Open Low High
Today 0.6625
In the last week 0.6464 0.6637
In the last month 0.6464 0.6771

The AUD/USD has bounced higher in the last 48 hours moving more than 1 cent higher against the US dollar.

The gains have largely been driven by a weaker US dollar.

Yesterday, the market was surprised when the US Federal Reserve held an emergency meeting and cut interest rates. It spooked markets, sending the US dollar lower.

It's been a solid week for the Australian dollar with broad gains against most major currencies.

  • The AUD to USD exchange rate has move over 1 cent higher from 0.6515 on Tuesday to 0.6625 today
  • The AUD to EUR exchange rate has risen more than 1 cent this week from 0.5850 to 0.5950
  • The AUD to GBP exchange rate went to a 2 week high above 0.5150 before easing off
  • The AUD to JPY exchange rate is only up marginally to 71
  • The AUD to NZD exchange rate hit a 4 month high and is now above 1.0500

Yesterday, Q4 GDP numbers came out stronger than expected, helping the Aussie dollar higher. Today, trade balance figures are due out.

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