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CAFX Market Update 21/12/2022

Welcome to our daily market update, where we help keep you informed on the latest happenings in the world of FX.
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Macro Report

The AUD/USD pair has bounced modestly after Yesterday’s sharp drop on BoJ’s surprise change to Yield Curve Control (YCC), which saw the pair set a fresh December low of 0.6629. While Japan’s move to widen the band under its YYC policy is “not an interest rate hike”, the doubling of the cap from +/- 0.25 has triggered bets that the developed world’s last dove may abandon its negative interest rates in the months ahead. Aided by a recovery in risk sentiment, the AUD/USD pair is now trading in the 0.6680 region. Still, upward momentum is weak as the Aussie is unable to take full advantage of the broad US dollar weakness.

The US Dollar Index (DXY) has given up a lot of its recent advances on a huge Japanese Yen rally, climbing by nearly 4% against the US dollar. The USD/JPY pair is trading at 131.72 at the time of writing, down 0.73%. As the BoJ marks a rare shift, it could mean the end of the mighty greenback.

AUD/USD Daily Chart

DXY (USD INDEX) Daily Chart

Major Global Markets 

Currencies Level Change (%)
AUD/USD 0.6680  0.03
AUD/JPY 88.0990  0.14
AUD/CNH 4.6498 -0.54
DXY 103.9640 -0.72
Rates Yield (%) Change
US 10 Yr 3.69 -0.85
Aus 10 Yr 3.70 -0.48
Equities Level Change (%)
S&P 500 3,821.62  0.10
NASDAQ 10,547.11  0.01
ASX 200 7,024.30 -1.54
Commodities Level Change (%)
Iron Ore 110.00 -1.79
Gold 1,828.40  1.17
Brent Crude 79.69 -0.14