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Category: Austrailia

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Low Interest Rates Helping Australia Transition from the Mining Boom / Interest-Rates / Austrailia

By: Nicholas_Kitonyi

Australia’s transition from its reliance on mining exports to other sectors appears to be gathering pace as more businesses continue to take advantage of the low interest rates.

The Reserve Bank of Australia reduced the base interest rate, popularly referred to as the cash rate, twice last year from 2% to 1.75% and again to 1.5%. The cash rate remains fixed at 1.5%, which when compared to many developed countries is still one of the highest.
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Currencies

Monday, July 18, 2016

Will AUD/USD Selling Continue? / Currencies / Austrailia

By: Richard_Cox

Currency markets have seen some interesting moves over the last few weeks and one of the better trading setups can now be seen in the AUD/USD.  These scenarios have come largely as a result of recent developments within the central bank. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) recently announced that it would be willing to take extensive and unorthodox measures to right the economy, if the need arose. The current interest rate is 1.75%. If this turned out to be the case and the RBA opted to decrease the base interest rate to 1%, then options like government bond-buying would be likely considered. Such a measure would likely reduce the value of the Australian Dollar, which is presently trading near 0.76 USD.

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Currencies

Saturday, July 16, 2016

AUD-USD Wave B High  / Currencies / Austrailia

By: Austin_Galt

The Aussie dollar looks to have made a reaction high today and I remain bearish about its short term prospects. Let’s review the daily chart.

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Currencies

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yen Strength Sends AUDJPY Towards Multi-Year Lows / Currencies / Austrailia

By: AnyOption

Sustained inaction from the Bank of Japan combined with another round of loosening by the Reserve Bank of Australia has seen the AUDJPY continue to tumble, trending back towards multi-year lows reached back in February during the risk-asset rout.  With Central Banks eagerly waiting on the Federal Reserve to act in order to alleviate pressure on local currencies, risk assets are likely to continue tumbling despite the extreme policies implemented by certain institutions.  However, with the BoJ not forecast to move on policy short-term and the RBA maintaining its accommodative stance, the stage is set for further losses in the AUDJPY pair as risks to the outlook mount.  Barring another round of direction intervention in the Yen from the BoJ, the current trend in the pair is likely to prevail over the medium-term amid worsening external conditions. 

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Politics

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Australia Coming Apart at the Seams, Government on the Brink of Collapse / Politics / Austrailia

By: Mike_Shedlock

With the huge spotlight on Europe, Greece, the US Dollar, Canada, Switzerland, and China, it's easy to lose track of major things outside of mainstream attention.

Like what? Like Australia.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Australian Stock Market Index ASX200 Technical Analysis  / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: Austin_Galt

I have been calling for new rally highs in the Australian stock index, the ASX200, and nothing has changed my view on that. The only thing that has changed is my confidence - it has increased. Let’s find out why beginning with the weekly chart.

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Currencies

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

2015 – Is the Aussie Dollar Going Down ? / Currencies / Austrailia

By: Submissions

Badre Bouarich writes: At a time where oil prices are hitting the ground driven by a high supply - low demand environment, several market actors are getting to expect a depreciation of the so called commodity currencies. As defined by the financial dictionary ( ) and studied by IMF Senior Economists ( ), commodity currencies are currencies whose exchange rate is highly correlated to the price of a commodity.

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Currencies

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

AUD/USD Approaches Solid Support / Currencies / Austrailia

By: Nadia_Simmons

The Reserve Bank of Australia left its benchmark interest rate at a record-low of 2.50%, which pushed the Australian dollar higher against the greenback. As a result, AUD/USD bounced off yesterday’s fresh 2014 low, but will we see further rally?

In our opinion, the following forex trading positions are justified - summary:

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Currencies

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

AUD/USD - Double Bottom / Currencies / Austrailia

By: Nadia_Simmons

Earlier today, official data showed that retail sales in Australia increased by 1.2% in September, beating expectations for a 0.4% rise. As a result, AUD/USD bounced off a one-month low and came back above the short-term support. Will we see a post-double bottom rally?

In our opinion, the following forex trading positions are justified - summary:

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ASX200 Stocks Index False Break Low? / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: Austin_Galt

I don't normally put out a report so soon after an in-depth report as was put out just last weekend but some important price action has taken place that I feel warrants a quick follow up. That is the potential for a false break low setup. Let's have a look.

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Currencies

Friday, June 13, 2014

AUD NZD Uptrend Channel / Currencies / Austrailia

By: Austin_Galt

Since my last report on the AUDNZD there has been some interesting action take place. Let’s look at the daily chart to see exactly what is going on.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

How to Collect 4.4% Dividends in the Safest Country on Earth / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: DailyWealth

Australia could be near-debt-free by the end the decade.

It's nearly impossible to believe in our debt-fueled world. But it's true.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Australia's national debt could "decline to just over 5% of GDP."

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Housing-Market

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Australia House Prices Bubble 'Flashing Red', Debt to Income at Record Level / Housing-Market / Austrailia

By: Mike_Shedlock

Australia's housing bubble is back in full swing. Prices rose almost 11 percent over the past year to record levels in absolute terms and near-record levels as a share of household income.  Prices in Sydney rose 15 percent.

Household debt as a percent of income surpassed the previous record.

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Companies

Friday, August 23, 2013

Investing in Australian Stocks for Faster, Asset-Backed Growth / Companies / Austrailia

By: Money_Morning

Martin Hutchinson writes: I like Australia's stock market right now. I think it provides you with a ton of upside potential.

Virtually every analyst on Wall Street disagrees, of course. They hate Australia. But they didn't like Chile, either, where we're up 46%. And they weren't crazy about Indonesia - another market that's making us good money.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What The Rising Australian Stock Market Could Mean For The AUD/USD / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: ForexPros

Decided to look at the Australian stock market today: there's a pretty strong impulsive rally that should move even higher, as we need five waves from early April low. Are you wondering how this will impact the AUDUSD? We suspect that if investors will keep their money in shares; which is expected based on the price action, then there will be no demand for cash (AUD) which may keep the AUD/USD below resistance.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Australia Stocks Bear Market Forecast 2013 / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: readtheticker

Australia has been called the lucky country, its big and beautiful and unfortunately exposed to massive downside risk.

Applying the Elliot wave to price charts is an art with a little science. However in the case of the Australian All Ordinaries Index (AORD) the Elliot Wave 5 count is very easy. A technical Elliot Wave point is that a 5 wave count marks the end of the rally, yet you can have multiple 5 wave counts in a wave that end together. When you get multiple 5th waves peaking together it is an 'OMG' moment ('oh my god') as it resembles increased downside risk to follow.

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Companies

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Why Now Is the Time to Add Australia to Your Stocks Portfolio / Companies / Austrailia

By: Money_Morning

Martin Hutchinson writes: There weren't many developed countries that managed to dodge the worst of the financial crisis, but Australia was one of them.

With strong ties to over six billion emerging market customers yearning to adopt a more Western lifestyle, "The Land Down Under" has been left relatively unscathed.

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Companies

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Investing in Austrailia, the “Other” Lucky Country / Companies / Austrailia

By: Investment_U

Carl Delfeld writes: It’s hard not to be envious of Australians.

I used to travel “down under” every three months to pitch U.S. stocks to Australian banks, mutual funds and insurance companies. After a week in vibrant Sydney and historical Melbourne, it was always tough to get on the plane and head home.

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Economics

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Australia Running Out of Luck, Economy Leveraged to Slowing China / Economics / Austrailia

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter "down under." Today we turn our attention to Australia. In Endgame, Jonathan Tepper and I devoted a full chapter to talking about the problems we saw looming in Australia, and for that we have taken some heat! What's not to like about the Land of Oz? In our view, it might be the bubbles that are building. I asked Jonathan to update us on Australia, and in today's Outside the Box he gives us an in-depth look. Let me quote from a point near the end, in case you might decide to look just at the summary:

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Politics

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Australia's War Waging Strategy Despite Lack of Threats and Enemies / Politics / Austrailia

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAustralia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, ranked in the top 10 in gross domestic product per capita. It is one of the most isolated major countries in the world; it occupies an entire united continent, is difficult to invade and rarely is threatened. Normally, we would not expect a relatively well-off and isolated country to have been involved in many wars. This has not been the case for Australia and, more interesting, it has persistently not been the case, even under a variety of governments. Ideology does not explain the phenomenon in this instance.

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