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12/10/2021 Tuesday

Key Data Being Released Today.


  • EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment: exp. 26.5
  • EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment: exp. 20.4


The Aussie Dollar

In a week of pretty heavy economic data, today we find ourselves having a day off with little data being released.


Overnight the AUD/USD strengthened during the American session. Despite a negative market sentiment as witnessed by US stocks recording losses between 0.45% and 0.56%. The Australian dollar’s strength has been underpinned by a solid rally on commodity prices. Crude oil has hit another multi-year high, with the WTI consolidating above $80, while the Iron Ore price per ton rose due to higher demand from China.


We will be keeping a close eye on Iron Ore to see how close the correlation will be between the AUD/USD and the Commodity. But if we take a step back and have look at the broader perspective on the market, it’s important to so see how much long-term strength is in the Aussie Dollar. As FX analysists at Credit Suisse state “the AUD/USD is likely to be capped at 0.7365”


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AUD/USD Daily Chart



Major Global Markets

  • Stocks
    • S&P 500 closed at 4361
    • NASDAQ closed at 14699
    • ASX 200 closed at 7299
  • Currencies
    • AUD/JPY – At the time of writing this report trades at 83.29
    • AUD/CNH – At the time of writing this report trades at 4.7416
    • DXY (US Dollar Index) – At the time of writing this report trades 94.36
    • AUD/EUR – At the time of writing this report trades 0.6360
  • Bonds
    • US 10-year Bonds have continued to rise, currently at 1.633
  • Commodities
    • Iron Ore – Trading at USD/T 130.2
    • Gold – trading at USD/OZ 1754
    • Brent Crude Oil – Trading at USD/Bbl 83.66