AUD/USD Fundamental Analysis October 17, 2012 Forecast

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AUD/USD Fundamental Analysis October 17, 2012 Forecast

AUD/USD Fundamental Analysis October 17, 2012 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendation:

The AUD/USD is trading at 1.0277 adding 24pips this morning. Strong Chinese eco data, has supported the Aussie, which is very dependent upon its trade with China, one of its regional neighbors. There was muted reaction to the minutes of Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) October policy meeting, which contained little new information. They merely re-stated that the bank cut rates as a pullback in mining investment and a darker global outlook meant domestic growth would likely be lower than expected in the year ahead. The minutes also gave no guidance on the prospect of more easing, though RBA Governor Glenn Stevens last week did note that there was room for stimulus if needed.

 The RBA did not want to send a message in today’s minutes that another cut is imminent, but their increased concern for the domestic outlook is unlikely to fade with just one rate cut.

The minutes noted that the Aussie dollar remained high historically despite lower commodity prices and a dimmer global outlook.

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Economic Data October 16, 2012 actual v. forecast – there are no eco releases for the Asian markets today. Yesterday’s eco releases are below

Economic Data October 15, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

Oct. 15

 

GBP

 

 

Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 

3.5%

 

 

 

-0.6% 

 

 

AUD

 

 

Home Loans (MoM) 

1.8%

 

1.4% 

 

-0.7% 

 

 

CNY

 

 

Chinese CPI (YoY) 

1.9%

 

1.9% 

 

2.0% 

 

 

CNY

 

 

Chinese PPI (YoY) 

-3.6%

 

-3.6% 

 

-3.5% 

 

 

CNY

 

 

Chinese CPI (MoM) 

0.3%

 

0.4% 

 

0.6% 

 

 

JPY

 

 

Industrial Production (MoM) 

-1.6%

 

-1.3% 

 

-1.3% 

 

 

TRY

 

 

Turkish Quarterly Unemployment Rate 

8.40%

 

8.20% 

 

8.00% 

 

 

CHF

 

 

PPI (MoM) 

0.3%

 

0.2% 

 

0.5% 

 

 

PLN

 

 

Polish CPI (YoY) 

3.8%

 

3.9% 

 

3.8% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Core Retail Sales (MoM) 

1.1%

 

0.6% 

 

1.0% 

 

 

USD

 

 

Retail Sales (MoM) 

1.1%

 

0.8% 

 

1.2% 

 

 

USD

 

 

NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 

-6.2

 

-4.5 

 

-10.4 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the AUD, NZD, JPY and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 17

13:30

USD

Building Permits 

0.810M

0.801M

 

13:30

USD

Housing Starts 

0.770M

0.750M

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 17 09:10 Sweden 

Oct 17 09:30 Germany 

Oct 17 09:30 Portugal 

Oct 17 10:00 Norway 

Oct 17 14:30 Sweden 

Oct 18 08:30 Spain           

Oct 18 08:50 France 

Oct 18 09:30 UK 

Oct 18 09:50 France 

Oct 18 14:30 Sweden 

Oct 18 15:00 US 

Oct 18 17:00 US 

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