China – correcting the worlds markets

China has taken active steps to achieve its GDP targets but taking steps to devalue their currency. There are endless side effects but most interestingly and predictably the ASX is taking a dive. With the AUD approaching a dangerous .90 mark against the greenback the RBA is getting its wish but for the wrong reasons. […]

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Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes 19th May 15 – Aussie short opportunities

The $AUDUSD has been acting irrationally for weeks now. We are seeing and unexpected strength in the AUD even after negative numbers. This was being fuelled by the US economy losing momentum and China turning down interest rate. The RBA has made indication today however that the Australian Dollars Joyride must come to an end. […]

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Australian Dollar must start falling now

The Australian Dollar was able to maintain footing near the .7970 mark throughout the week but there must be an end in sight. The RBA was not able to trigger the desired effect and if anything triggered a search for .80 in the rally that followed the pitch of Glenn Stevens indicating the end of […]

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FOMC 29th April 2015: Is the US heading back towards 2013 woes?

Most recently the US was reporting positive numbers across the range and a large part of the conversation was around interest rate hikes and  a higher interest in the USD Bond market. The FOMC meeting has changed the spectrum of the ongoing conversation with no talk preluding to an interest rate hike or relative timeframe. GDP for […]

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Australian Financial Stability Review – Australia looking rosy

Healthy profits in the banking and general insurance sector are fuelling growth in Australia according to the bi-annual publication by the RBA. 

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AUD in more pain ahead

The AUDUSD is finally trading well below the $.90 and the Joe Hockey and Glenn Stevens are happy.

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The Reserve and Central Banks that matter and the ones that don’t

For us traders having an edge is everything. We can get it from history, technical analysis, ability to read between the lines and on opportune occasions from a friend of a friend who works for a government statistics or financial institutions.

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RBA – All bark no bite – Interest Rate left at 2.50%

Glenn Stevens has yet again held interest rates at 2.50% and thereby again made no move to lower the AUD.

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BoJ Cautious as JPY weakens on Q2 GDP release

Q2 GDP numbers came in at 1.7% and failed to meet expectations by .1%. The sales tax hike has had a definite impact on consumption as Bank of Japan’s board members are taking a more conservative growth outlook towards fiscal indicators for 2015 aiming at a 2% CPI. The BoJ retained its policies and targets […]

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