The Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are announced on Tuesday at 04:30 MT time.
Will the Reserve bank of Australia support the AUD?
The Reserve bank of Australia will make its statement and announce an official rate on April 2, at 06:30 MT time.
We anticipate the interest rate to remain at 1.5%. But we need to pay attention to the tone of the rate statement. The statement will contain an outlook on the monetary policy of the country and offer clues on future rate decisions. Hawkish hints on the changes of the RBA monetary policy will support the Australian dollar.
• If the RBA is hawkish, the aussie will rise.
• If the RBA is dovish, the aussie will fall.
April seasonal patterns weren’t supposed to work, but somehow they did. Even a strong fundamental issue such as the global recession amid the coronavirus couldn’t overwhelm it. That’s why May seasonal patterns may work as well.
Australia will publish an update on employment figures on March 19, at 2:30 MT time.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.