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WHAT IMPACTS THE AUD/USD EXCHANGE RATE
AUD/USD is the abbreviation for the currency pair consisting of the Australian dollar and the US dollar. The AUD is known as a commodity currency since its valuation is heavily dependent on Australian exports, most notably of coal, iron ore and copper.The exchange rate of the Australian dollar, therefore, is driven by changes in the rates of the key commodities that Australia exports. In addition, the value of both the AUD and the USD fluctuate on the release of key economic data from Australia and the US, changes to the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Federal Reserve, and major political events in either country.Key economic data that influence the exchange rate of AUD/USD include business sentiment, retail sales, consumer confidence, trade balance, GDP, employment rate, inflation, industrial production, CPI and PPI reports. In addition, any changes to the interest rates by the RBA and the Fed can also drive volatility in this currency pair.Another interesting factor that impacts movement in the AUD/USD currency pair is economic data out of China. This is because China is the most important trading partner of Australia. Any changes in the amount of Australian goods imported by China weighs heavily on the AUD and moves this forex pair.
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AUD to USD EXCHANGE RATE - FAQ
How does AUD/USD react to changes in crude oil prices?

The strength of the commodity currency Australian dollar is closely interlinked with crude oil prices. The AUD is also known as an 'oil proxy' as its value moves up and down with oil prices, as Australia is a key exporter of oil and natural gas.

How volatile is the AUD/USD currency pair?

Owing to a high interest rate differential between the two countries, AUD/USD traders can enjoy both high trading volume as well as volatility. This currency pair sees sharp upward movements when the forex markets enjoy a bullish sentiment and drops just as fast when the market sentiment turns bearish, offering experienced traders ample opportunities to capture quick pips.

How does high inflation impact the performance of the AUD?

Unlike in other developed economies like the US and Europe, an increase in commodity prices drives inflation higher, which tends to hurt the currency and economic growth. However, Australia - which is a key exporter of several commodities, benefits from an increase in commodity prices, which in turn, helps strengthen the AUD.