Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
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In February-March, the Reserve Bank of Australia effectively reduced the interest rate from 0.75% to 0.25%. The move was caused by unprecedented damage the Australian economy had to absorb because of the virus – the RBA’s intention was to provide enough stimulus to re-start the economy after such a downturn.
Consequently, AUD/USD fell from 0.6700 where it has been drifting at the beginning of the year, to 0.5600. Later on, however, the AUD started gaining strength and never failed to do that until now: currently, it trades at 0.7450. The last time it was there is two years ago.
Now, the trajectory seems quite clear and offers little alternative so far to suspect any change. Or does it really?
A recent survey shows that the RBA is likely to expand the quantitative ease program and/or cut the interest rate even more. The reason is the same: the unprecedented economic downturn expansion that forces the monetary authorities to use all available instruments to improve the situation. In general, the RBA is not very comfortable with the appreciation trajectory the AUD is on. For this reason, take 0.7450 as a likely red zone for bulls as it is very possible that this level will see AUD/USD reverse downwards after the RBA’s session next week.
A United Nations agency is warning that the central bank’s actions create a high risk of pushing the global economy into recession.
Inflation in New Zealand is the highest since 1990, edging to 7.3% in Q2 2022. The currency is under heavy pressure as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to reverse the inflationary spiral. The week ahead will give us a valuable clue about the country’s monetary policy, and we are here to talk about that.
In the middle of September 2022, the Canadian dollar has fallen to a 2-year low against the USD.