The AUD remains on a high against the USD but down against the Pound (GBP)

In short

  1. The AUD/USD remains close to a 4-week high against the US dollar at 0.6860
  2. The AUD/GBP continues to weaken as the British Pound gets stronger
  3. China leaves rates on hold

AUD to USD exchange rates

In the last week0.67290.6880
In the 3 months0.66760.7030

How it happened

The Australian dollar continued higher on Tuesday as a weaker US dollar helped it to a fresh 1 month high at 0.6860.

As the US and China come closer to ending the trade war, markets have been selling US dollars (making it weaker) and buying so-called 'riskier' currencies like the Australian dollar (AUD), helping the AUD/USD move up.

The AUD/USD has now improved nearly 3% since the start of October when it hit a 10 year low below 67 cents.

It's not all one way traffic for the Australian dollar though.

The AUD/GBP continues to head down. As a 'soft Brexit' seams more likely the British Pound (GBP) has been getting stronger against most major currencies including the Australian dollar.

Up Next

This week, it's all about interest rates. Central banks in China and the EU meet and decide on the official interest rates for 2 of the largest economies in the world.

In Australia, there is very little market news out.


ChinaMondayPBoC Interest Rate Decision
AustraliaWednesdayPMI Manufacturing data
EurozoneThursdayInterest Rate Decision

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