The Australian Dollar (AUD) reached 0.6500 midweek against the US Dollar (USD) but couldn’t hold this level, falling back sharply to 0.6400 on the Fed announcement. The Federal Reserve held the cash rate at 5.5% Thursday as predicted but signalled they were prepared to hike again one more time in 2023 to stabilise rising inflation. It often takes many months to see the full effects of a slowing economy. Fed chair Powell said a slower pace of hikes would give them more time to see how the economy responds. Pivoting around the 0.6400 area Friday we see a possible retest of the recent low at 0.6360 over the coming couple of weeks.
The current interbank midrate is: AUDUSD 0.6403
The interbank range this week has been: AUDUSD 0.6385- 0.6511