Daily FX Updates and Chart Analysis of AUD/USD

Thursday, February 12, 2009


The Bank of England (BOE) released the quarterly inflation report on Wednesday which showed that the level of inflation has been receding more than anticipated. The report came with a comment from BOE governor, Mervyn King, that based on this information, further action is necessary to ease the economy’s continued decline. This news sent the Pound Sterling down against the Euro and US Dollar. At 4PM GMT, the Pound was down 1 ½% to .8996 versus the Euro and down over 1% to 1.4390 against the dollar.


Investors and traders were still digesting the nearly 2 Trillion Dollar bank bailout plan announced by US treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner. Coupled with the US Congressional stimulus package that President Obama has been pushing through the legislature, this brings the total amount that the US is investing in stemming the economic decline to nearly 3 Trillion Dollars. Many applaud the US for their steadfast, all-in approach to helping the economy but question the size and scope of the plans and America’s ability to actually afford it. The Dollar fell ½ of a percent to the Yen to 90.26 and ¾ of a percent against the Euro to 1.2943.


The Australian and New Zealand dollars has been the beneficiary of the US, UK and Euorzone’s woes lately and this momentum continued on Wednesday. The Aussie currency rose over ½ of a percent against the USD to .659, ¼ of a percent against the Euro to 1.9682 and 1% to the CAD to .8217. The Kiwi currency (NZD) was up 1% to the dollar at .5273, ¼ of a percent versus the Euro to 2.4637 and a big 1 ½% to the GBP at 2.7368.

Chart AUD(Blue); NZD(orange) against USD – 5 day change.

The “Down Under Dollars” have benefitted significantly in the past five days against a host of currencies. The chart below shows a 5 day moving average for the currencies against the US Dollar. As the US’s plans continue to be revealed and traders continue ther analyses, the fundamentals and technical’s seem to favor the AUD and NZD in the near future.

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