Australian Dollar opens the month heading down

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In short

  1. The Australian dollar is falling against the US dollar
  2. It is also down against the New Zealand Dollar, Euro, British Pound and Japanese Yen
  3. The RBA meeting on Tuesday headlines a busy week for currency markets

AUD to USD exchange rates

Time Open Low High
Today 0.6760
In the last week 0.6756 0.6799
In the last month 0.6756 0.6926

The Australian dollar will open the week and the last of the month lower against the US dollar.

It has been falling steadily for the last 3 weeks, particularly against the US dollar and NZ dollar losing 2-3%.

It has not been volatile though. In fact, exchange rate movements for the Euro dollar recently hit a new low level of volatility.

This week, it could all change though, particularly for the Australian dollar.

Monday, important Chinese manufacturing data is out. Tuesday the RBA meets to decide on interest rates. There is little chance that they will cut but the market will be closely watching the accompanying statement.

Up Next

It's a busy week both locally and abroad. In Australia, all eyes will be on the RBA interest rate meeting, decision and statement on Tuesday.
Overseas, a series of manufacturing data in China and the US should show what impact the ongoing trade war is having.

Country Day Event
China Monday Caixin China Manufacturing PMI
USA Monday Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Australia Tuesday RBA Interest Rate Decision
Australia Wednesday Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Eurozone Thursday Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
USA Friday Non Farm Payrolls
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