Aussie Rockets Higher

So how do we explain the stronger Aussie this morning? Stephen Innes, a currency trader at OANDA explained:

Governor  Lowe gave his first speech as the RBA Governor this morning and as expected  he did not deviate from  the Neutral RBA Tack and sounded rather bullish about the Economy while not  overly worried on the inflation front. The Aussie dollar was largely unaffected by his speech.

With major event risk looming for the Aussie dollar, local traders were treading lightly early in the session. But given the neutral stance in the RBA Monetary Policy Minute’s coupled with some positive move in risk this morning,  we could see the Aussie dollar supported throughout the session .

Also, the Aussie is picking up some tailwind from  the better than expected inflation print in New Zealand this morning


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Stephen Innes

Stephen Innes

Senior Currency Trader and Analyst at OANDA
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and specializes in Asian currencies at OANDA. After having started his trading career with NatWest Bank, he is currently based in Singapore as a Senior Currency Trader and Analyst with OANDA, focusing on the movement of the Aussie Dollar and ASEAN Currencies. Stephen has an extensive trading experience in Interest Rate Futures, Money Markets and Precious Metals. Prior to joining OANDA, he worked with organizations like Cambridge Mercantile, Nat West, Garvin Guy Butler, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Stephen was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
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