The AUD has plunged all the way down to below 0.6400, suffering the weight of a resurgent US Dollar. This is likely to continue, as US inflation remains stubbornly high. Domestic markets will be focused on the RBA in the coming week, as they reveal their latest monetary policy decision. The RBA is expected to hold rates unchanged, but close attention will be paid to the narrative. It is likely to warn of hotter inflationary conditions. The RBA has ‘paused’ rate rises, as a direct result of intense political pressure, maintaining rates at lower levels than most Western Central banks. The premature pause has left the RBA vulnerable, as interest rate differentials offer selling opportunities. Downside pressures remain.
Current Level: .6478
Last week’s range: .6390 – .6480