Will the AUD Outperform on Inflation Rate Release?

Will the AUD Outperform on Inflation Rate Release?

What will happen?

Australia will publish its Inflation Rate on January 25, at 02:30 MT time. This is a significant release that shows the quarter over quarter change in the price of goods and services. It comes out together with the trimmed mean CPI that is calculated as the headline indicator minus the most volatile 30% assets.

Why is it important?

Given current uncertainties around rising prices worldwide, the release of CPI grabs a lot of attention. Based on the change in inflation figures, central banks make their decisions regarding monetary policy. If the inflation goes above its target, regulators tend to turn hawkish. As a result, the currency strengthens as well.

Last time, the Australian dollar outperformed on the higher-than expected trimmed mean CPI. While the headline indicator came out in line with the forecast of 0.8%, the core level jumped by 0.7% (vs. the forecast of 0.5%).


How to trade on the Australian Inflation Rate?

It’s easy! Just compare the actual data with the forecasts which appear a few days before the report in the economic calendar.

  • If the figures are higher than the forecasts, the AUD will rise.
  • Otherwise – fall.

Check the economic calendar

Instruments to trade: AUD/USD, AUD/JPY, AUD/NZD



What to Trade on August 29 - September 2?
What to Trade on August 29 - September 2?

Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.

USD Moves Weird Ahead of CPI
USD Moves Weird Ahead of CPI

The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.

Latest news

FED and BOE Make Another Attempt to Beat Inflation
FED and BOE Make Another Attempt to Beat Inflation

The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.

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