Market Update – 6th December 2019 – AUD Declines, Stocks Mixed As Markets Enter Weekend

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AUD Declines:

The Aussie Dollar has declined over night, losing ground against all the majors but particularly against the Pound where we’re off close to 2% since my last market update on Wednesday. AUD/USD has not broken out of the 6670-6920 range within which we’ve been hovering for the better part of 4 months and it’s looking likely we will stay here for longer.

Stocks Mixed:

U.S stocks edged higher overnight while European equities lost ground to the tune of between 0.3-0.7%. Stock markets continue to be most at risk to risk aversion and sell off’s as trade negotiations look likely to enter a third year. I still remember Donald Trump’s words all the way back in March 2018 – “Trade wars are good and easy to win” – if only he was right….

Non-Farms Due:

U.S non-farm employment numbers are due tonight – 12.30am to be more specific. Expectations are for another strong jobs number in the realm of around 181K new jobs created, while U.S unemployment is tipped to stay tied to 3.6% with wages growth around 0.3% for the month. Wages growth have been improving over the past few years but remain weak compared to pre-GFC levels.


AUD/USD – 0.6800

AUD/GBP – 0.5160

AUD/EUR – 0.6121

AUD/NZD – 1.0402

AUD/JPY – 74.000


All Ords (XAO) – 6,791

Gold – A$2,160/oz

Silver –  A$24.82/oz

WTI – US$58.27 barrel


USD – Non-Farm Employment Change at 12.30am (tomorrow morning)

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