AUD/USD: Only 40% of the RBA was Priced in - Westpac

AUD/USD: Only 40% of the RBA was Priced in - Westpac

4 May 2016, 02:22
Roberto Jacobs
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AUD/USD: Only 40% of the RBA was Priced in - Westpac

Analysts at Westpac noted that AUD/USD was 0.7710 ahead of the RBA’s rate cut which was only 40% priced in, so fell steeply to around 0.7560 in the Sydney afternoon.

Key Quotes:

"The Aussie attempted a rally in the London morning to around 0.7630 but then suffered amid the broad wave of USD buying against all major currencies, falling steadily in NY trade to around 0.7485, a low since 24 March."

"AUD/NZD slid from 1.0940 pre-RBA to 1.0800/30. As usual, Australia’s federal budget was not really relevant to FX markets but our colleagues in economics and rates strategy have excellent notes available on WIB IQ."


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