Investors targeted the Australian Dollar (AUD) post Australian job’s data Thursday. The Aussie rose from 1.0770 (0.9285) against the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) to reach 1.0840 (0.9225) mid-morning Friday with figures showing unemployment ticked up from 3.6% to 3.7%. The news had punters contemplating prospects of further tightening by the RBA at their next meeting in December. With precious metals having a good run including Iron Ore up at 133.00 per ton we expected the AUD to rally harder than it did. We may see catch-up AUD buying over the coming days, certainly a retest of 0.9140 (1.0940) could be achievable.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDAUD 0.9218 AUDNZD 1.0838
The interbank range this week has been: NZDAUD 0.9200- 0.9281 AUDNZD 1.0774- 1.0869