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CAFX Market Update 19/09/2022

Welcome to our daily market update where we help keep you informed on the latest happenings in the world of FX and show you what this means for the Mighty Aussie Dollar.
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Macro Report

The Aussie Dollar, driven by the US Dollar movement, was pressured by the DXY’s upward trend last week. The DXY broke through the 110.00 mark last Friday, weighing on global market sentiment and sending risk assets, equities and commodities including copper and iron ore lower.

Today, the Chinese megacity of Chengdu will gradually return to production and normal life following more than two-weeks of COVID lockdowns and restrictions. This reopening may lift industrial metal this week. Additionally with restrictions in China rolling back, the Aussie dollar may also be able to benefit.

The S&P 500 dropped 0.72% to 3,873.33, Dow Jones lost 139.40 points, or 0.45%, to 30,822.42, and The Nasdaq Composite neared a 1% decline.

Although this week’s economic docket is light on hard data, the highlight will be the Feds and other central banks’ interest rate decisions this Thursday. The Feds will likely announce a third consecutive 75 basis point rate hike on stubbornly high inflation, accompanied by updated interest rate projections. However, whether US officials deliver a super-sized 100 basis point hike at the upcoming meeting remains the current debate. The interest rate differentials will continue to work against the Aussie Dollar as it drives up the US Dollar and policy-sensitive US Treasury Yields.

Following the Feds meeting, the Band of Japan and Bank of England will announce their latest monetary-policy decision as inflation remains well above central banks’ 2% threshold.


AUD/USD Daily Chart

DXY (USD INDEX) Daily Chart


Major Global Markets 

Currencies Level Change (%)
AUD/USD 0.6729  0.19
AUD/JPY 96.1000  0.06
AUD/CNH 4.7018 -0.08
DXY 109.6420 -0.11
Rates Yield (%) Change
US 10 Year 3.45 -0.008
Aus 10 Year 3.68 -0.072
Equities Level Change (%)
S&P 500 3,873.33 -0.72
NASDAQ 11,448.40 -0.90
ASX 200 6,739.10 -1.52
Commodities Level Change (%)
Iron Ore 101.50 -2.87
Gold 1,686.30  0.17
Brent Crude oil 91.91  0.61