Market Update – 25th January 2019 – AUD Down Half A Percent Despite Strong Jobs Report

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AUD Moves Lower:

The Aussie dollar is lower by 0.5%  despite another solid jobs report yesterday morning. The official unemployment rate dropped to 5.00% from 5.10% as 21,000 new jobs were created in December. Additionally, the November jobs number was revised higher from around 32,000 to 39,000 new jobs. Overall a very good jobs report but not enough to support the Aussie dollar which seems to be more tied to the ongoing China/U.S trade talks.

Equities & Commodities Perform Better:

Aussie equities finished yesterday’s session higher and look set to open higher again this morning following positive sessions in both the U.S and Europe. Commodities prices, in particular iron ore and zinc have continued their good start to the year with Zinc seemingly breaking out of 2018’s yearlong downtrend, while Iron Ore prices are near a three month high.

No economic data is due out tonight, however World Economic Forum meetings continue through this evening.


AUD/USD – 0.7064

AUD/GBP – 0.5400

AUD/EUR – 0.6240

AUD/NZD – 1.0444

AUD/JPY – 77.425

USD/BTC – $3,549


All Ords (XAO) – 5,930

Gold – A$1,806/oz

Silver –  A$21.60/oz

WTI – US$53.16/barrel


ALL – World Economic Forum meetings continue

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