Market Update – 15th September 2016 – Aussie Stable Ahead of Employment Data At 11.30am

Good morning all. U.S and European equities fell only marginally last night while commodity prices were mostly stable with iron ore and oil remaining around levels we’ve seen the past few days. The Aussie dollar not surprisingly (given it’s strong connection with iron ore and global sentiment) was also fairly stable managing to hold about 0.7450 vs. the Greenback and 0.6640 vs. the Euro despite some pretty strong bearish sentiment of late.

Local Aussie employment data is due this morning at 11.30am which will provide another catalyst for a move for the local currency with predictions pointing towards no change in the unemployment rate despite an additional 15K individuals finding employment.

The data keeps coming tonight, with U.K Interest Rates at 9.00pm along with U.S Retail Sales and manufacturing numbers at 10.30pm.


AUD – Employment Numbers at 11.30am

GBP – Interest Rate Decision at 9.00pm

USD – Retail Sales & Manufacturing Numbers at 10.30pm


AUD/USD – 0.7475

AUD/GBP – 0.5641

AUD/EUR – 0.6645

AUD/NZD – 1.0254

AUD/JPY – 76.492

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

Sign up for a Compass account today and access some of the most competitive rates in the business and arguably the best service.



Patrick Downes

Senior Corporate FX Dealer

Compass Markets

Phone Patrick – +61 03 9099 8459




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.