Market Update – 10th March 2017 – AUD/USD Flirting With 0.74’s

The Aussie dollar is marginally lower today continuing a trend lower which began on the 1st of March. AUD/USD which had held above 0.7600 on the wholesale market for most of Feb now appears likely to fall below 0.7500 – particularly if U.S employment numbers continue to shoot the lights out tonight. The market is anticipating around 200K new jobs and for the unemployment rate to fall by a further 0.1% to 4.7%.

Commodities markets, a key driver of the Aussie economy have lost a little of their shine over the past few weeks which has made matters worse for the Aussie, whether this trend continues remains to be seen, but with commodities markets in the doldrums over such a long period perhaps this is just a brief pull back after a stellar run in the second half of 2016 and early 2017.


GBP – Manufacturing Production at 8.30pm

USD – Non-Farm Employment Change & Unemployment Rate at 12.30am


AUD/USD – 0.7463

AUD/GBP – 0.6131

AUD/EUR – 0.7053

AUD/NZD – 1.0825

AUD/JPY – 85.859

***Above rates are indicative wholesale rates and intended as a guide only***

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