The US Dollar (USD) has lengthened out its hold over the Australian Dollar (AUD) to 0.6400 levels this morning earlier yesterday reaching 0.6365. The cross has cleared all remaining support levels of late with the remaining significant long-term support remaining at 0.6140. A mix of factors hasn’t helped the Aussie of late- “risk” markets were softer overnight, Chinese outlook fears and a dovish RBA all contributing. On the plus side Australian unemployment jumped from 3.5% to 3.7% strengthening the case for the RBA to hold rates for some time ahead. Meanwhile the Fed minutes wash up confirmed the Federal Reserve still sees inflation risks ahead and a potential need to raise rates if required. Sell the dip, buy the rip.
The current interbank midrate is: AUDUSD 0.6419
The interbank range this week has been: AUDUSD 0.6363- 0.6520