Market Updates 18 Dec 2017

AUDUSD traded higher in the opening of Monday’s markets on the back of stronger commodities prices and the chances on the US Federal Reserve to slow the pace of any interest rate hikes.


SPI up 29 points following a strong trading end in the US buoyed by a proposed tax cuts in the US, with local Miners putting in a strong performance and ANZ Bank announcing a share buyback program. As we are winding down to the last trading weeks for 2017, there are not many directions investors can look for other than the unemployment rate coming out of US & Monetary Policy out coming out of Japan.




AUD – New Motor Vehicle Sales m/m & Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

EUR – Final CPI y/y & Final Core CPI y.y



USD – NAHB Housing Market Index, Building Permits

AUD – Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes



AUD – CB Leading Index m/m

USD – FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks

GBP – BOE Gov Carney Speaks



CNY – CB Leading Index m/m

USD – Crude Oil Inventories, Final GDP q/q & Unemployment Claims

NZD – GDP q/q

JPY – Monetary Policy Statement, BOJ Policy Rate & BOJ Policy Press Conference

CAD – CPI m/m



GBP – Current Account

CAD – GDP m/m

USD – Core Durable Goods Orders m/m


Andrew Law

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Posted in Foreign Exchange News.