Prices in the Euro (EUR), Australian Dollar (AUD) extended last week’s run Monday reaching 0.6005 (1.6650) a 5-week high, before reversing into morning trade to 0.5985 (1.6700). German Trade Balance was down 0.9% from June to July, lower than expected at 15.9B compared to 17.6B highlighting a struggling economy. Today’s RBA cash rate release should reflect no change to 4.10% as their tightening campaign to slow inflation looks to be working. Also of interest on the calendar is Australian GDP for the June quarter predicted to come in at 0.3% up from first quarters 0.2%. Downside moves in the pair could restore this week.
Current Level: 1.6716
Last Weeks Range: 1.6672 – 1.6878