Market Update – 19th March 2019 – AUD Bid Overnight, However House Price Index Due At 11.30am

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AUD Bid: 

The AUD is up across the with the majority of those gains made versus the GBP which slid in overnight trade. AUD/USD and AUD/EUR moved only marginally higher. Financial markets more broadly were bid, with both U.S and European stocks gaining along with commodity prices. The biggest gainer in the metals space was iron ore which leapt over 4% as a Brazilian court shuttered a 12 million tonne per annum Vale Iron Ore mine. RIO, FMG, BHP and the soon to be restarted Koolan Island mine owned by MGX all benefited and should continue to do so as iron ore supply remains tight.

House Price Index:

No economic data was released yesterday however Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes from the latest RBA meeting are due out this morning, followed by the ABS’s Home Price Index at 11.30am. House prices have been falling and the declines have been accelerating in the early part of 2019. Economists have tipped a 1.9% decline in Aussie house prices this quarter which would be officially the sharpest falls we’ve seen since the aftermath of the GFC.


AUD/USD – 0.7070

AUD/GBP – 0.5327

AUD/EUR – 0.6230

AUD/NZD – 1.0330

AUD/JPY – 78.806


All Ords (XAO) – 6,283

Gold – A$1,835/oz

Silver –  A$21.61/oz

WTI – US$59.26/barrel


AUD – House Price Index & RBA Meeting Minutes at 11.30am

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