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AUD slumps in unusual reaction to hawkish RBA

The Aussie dollar dropped sharply in reaction to a surprise hawkish shift from the RBA that dropped its YCC program. The dollar gained before the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday.

EURUSD retakes 1.10 ahead of ECB

Oil and gold prices dropped back while stocks saw a short-covering rally and the euro gained ground on talk of a new joint European debt issuance and ahead of Thursday’s ECB meeting.

FOMC Meeting Preview

Markets have mostly pressed the pause button in the lead up to today’s FOMC meeting with gold and the dollar trading in narrow ranges and US stocks ending flat and just off record highs.

EUR/GBP hits 11-month low

The euro-pound currency pair hits its lowest since March 2020, while the US dollar steadied from its recent ascent after higher-than-expected jobless claims data. Bitcoin pulled back while gold lingered near multi-month lows.

BABA stock pops as Jack Ma reappears

Joe Biden notched up the best inauguration day gains ever as Wall Street closed at record highs. Alibaba stock jumped after founder Jack Ma reappeared in public after Ant IPO fallout. Gold jumped will Bitcoin slipped. Today it’s the BOJ and ECB meetings.

Dollar gains for a third week

The US dollar closed a third week higher, while stocks were flat and gold recovered from a sharp sell-off mid-week. On Sunday Germans voted in a national election.