Market Update – 14th September 2016 – Risk Aversion Sees Aussie Continue 6 Day Slide

U.S and European equities fell overnight along with the Aussie dollar which resumed 6 days of losses that have seen AUD/USD fall by just over 300 points or in percentage terms around 4%. The falls coincide with renewed risk aversion across global markets stemming from concerns that the U.S Federal Reserve may start to tighten monetary policy again by raising the official U.S benchmark rate to 0.75% from 0.5%. Obviously an increase in U.S interest rates means worries for U.S equities (which in turn hurts global equities) and more demand for U.S Dollars thanks to an increase in the yield of the currency.

On a brighter note, Chinese data released yesterday showed their economy is stabilising across a number of areas with industrial production and retail sales appearing to trend or remain steady over the past year or so instead of declining. Ahead this evening is U.K employment numbers at 6.30pm.


GBP – Average Earnings & Employment Data at 6.30pm


AUD/USD – 0.7462

AUD/GBP – 0.5657

AUD/EUR – 0.6652

AUD/NZD – 1.0299

AUD/JPY – 76.518

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

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Patrick Downes

Senior Corporate FX Dealer

Compass Markets

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