Australian Dollar Monthly

  • AUD Monthly March 2021

    April 1, 2021

    The Australian dollar strengthened against most of the other G10 trading currencies over the course of March

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  • AUD Monthly February 2021

    March 2, 2021

    The Aussie dollar was up against most the G10 trading currencies in February, with the exception of the British pound.

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  • AUD Monthly January 2021

    February 1, 2021

    The Australian dollar opened 2021 in much the same way it closed 2020, as positive financial market sentiment, high commodity prices and USD weakness saw the AUD close at a near three-year high of USD0.78 on 6 January. An increase in financial market volatility was the major driver behind the decline in the AUD toward the end of the month, which saw the AUD close slightly lower than its end of December level. More broadly, the AUD was also weaker on a trade-weighted basis, with the Trade-Weighted Index losing 0.6% over the month.

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  • AUD Monthly December 2020

    January 4, 2020

    The Australian dollar closed 2020 on a positive note and was the strongest of the G10 trading currencies in December.

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  • AUD Monthly November 2020

    December 1, 2020

    The AUD was one of the best performers of the major trading currencies in November, rising 4.5% against a weaker USD and 3.4% in trade weighted terms.

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  • AUD Monthly October 2020

    November 2, 2020

    The Aussie dollar was one of the weaker G10 trading currencies in October.

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  • AUD Monthly September 2020

    October 1, 2020

    The AUD opened September trading at a two-year high against the USD, with the currency buoyed by the positive sentiment that fuelled the ongoing run-up on global equity markets. The Aussie soon weakened, however, as sentiment took a turn for the worse, the Aussie bond yield advantage to the US narrowed and iron ore prices slipped over the second half of the month.

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