Market Update – 25th May 2016 – Equities & Commodities Surge While AUD/USD Succumbs To USD Strength


Commodities and equities had a bumper session overnight with the biggest winners being oil up as much as 1.4%, while for equities the NASDAQ was the best performer in the U.S up 2.00% and in Europe the Euro Stoxx 50 surged 2.63%. The solid gains overseas point to a pretty solid day for local equities today with All Ords. futures suggesting gains in excess of 1%.

The same can’t be said for the Aussie dollar which continues to succumb to U.S dollar strength and a British pound which continues to surge leading up to their Brexit referendum next month. AUD/GBP was the worst perform down over 1%, while AUD/USD touched a three month low of 0.7145 overnight.

Another quiet day data wise, with only German IFO Business climate released tonight.


EUR – German IFO Business Climate at 6.00pm

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Patrick Downes

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