Market Update – 17th January 2019 – Metals, Energy Prices & Equities Move Higher, AUD/USD Retreats 0.5%

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Despite a solid session overnight in which both metals & energy prices and overseas equities moved higher, the AUD starts the day around half a percent lower (than this time yesterday) vs. the Greenback and Pound and around a third of a percent lower vs. the Euro. Metals were led higher higher by copper and zinc, while the Dow was the best performing major index overnight, finishing up around 0.6%.

Brexit Latest: 

In the U.K Theresa May survived a no confidence vote which means U.K parliament will head back into cross-bench Brexit talks in a bid to come up with a deal that will satisfy both U.K politicians and their European counterparts. This story keeps twisting and turning and so its prudent to expect increased volatility in all the GBP crosses including AUD/GBP. As a rough guide AUD/GBP has traded between 0.5450 and 0.5680 just this month, expect more of the same until a definite conclusion to this saga transpires.

G20 Rumblings: 

G20 meetings happening in Tokyo today – these meetings can provide positive news but it’s all about substance rather than quantity. Perhaps G20 nations will discuss some coordinated effort to reinvigorate global growth? Watch this space.


AUD/USD – 0.7133

AUD/GBP – 0.5534

AUD/EUR – 0.6261

AUD/NZD – 1.0544

AUD/JPY – 77.936

USD/BTC – $3,578


All Ords (XAO) – 5,893

Gold – A$1,804/oz

Silver –  A$21.75/oz

WTI – US$52.61/barrel


All – G20 Meetings

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