CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust ETF (FXA) - NYSEARCA
  • Dec. 17, 2015, 3:39 PM
    • Word in trading circles was that king dollar was due for a leg down after the long-expected tightening in U.S. monetary policy, but the greenback (UUP +1%) has moved steadily higher since the Fed's move yesterday afternoon.
    • For today's session, the dollar is up 1.45% to its highest level since the ECB unexpectedly sat on its hands earlier this month. Among the losers vs. the dollar today are the euro (FXE -1%), loonie (FXC -1.2%), yen (FXY -0.6%), swissie (FXF -0.7%), aussie (FXA -1.6%), and pound (FXB -0.7%).
    | Dec. 17, 2015, 3:39 PM | 4 Comments
  • Dec. 9, 2015, 1:05 PM
    • The dollar index is off 1% today, and now lower by about 3% since Thanksgiving, though the move doesn't look like much more than a blip in the big bull market which began in the middle of 2014.
    • At least today, the move lower is not just about the surging post-ECB meeting euro (FXE +1%). Also higher by more than 1% against the greenback are the pound (NYSEARCA:FXB) and yen (NYSEARCA:FXY). The commodity currencies - the loonie (NYSEARCA:FXC) and aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA) - continue to struggle, and are both lower on the session.
    • ETFs: UUP, UDN, FORX, USDU
    | Dec. 9, 2015, 1:05 PM | 5 Comments
  • Nov. 13, 2015, 4:20 PM
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  • Nov. 3, 2015, 2:31 AM
    • Australia's central bank kept its cash rate steady at a record low of 2% on Tuesday, but said subdued inflation meant there might be room for further easing if needed.
    • In a brief statement, RBA Governor Glenn Stevens stated the outlook for the economy had actually "firmed a little over recent months" with business conditions improving and employment stronger than expected.
    • That was a change from the October statement when no guidance on policy was offered.
    • ETFs: FXA, EWA, IAF, AUSE, CROC, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD
    | Nov. 3, 2015, 2:31 AM
  • Nov. 2, 2015, 3:33 PM
    • Rydex CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEARCA:FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.079.
    • Payable Nov. 9; for shareholders of record Nov. 4; ex-div Nov. 2.
    | Nov. 2, 2015, 3:33 PM
  • Oct. 1, 2015, 11:33 AM
    • Rydex CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEARCA:FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.069.
    • Payable Oct. 8; for shareholders of record Oct. 5; ex-div Oct. 1.
    | Oct. 1, 2015, 11:33 AM
  • Oct. 1, 2015, 11:19 AM
    • Extrapolating numbers from a new IMF report on foreign exchange reserves, RBC analyst Michael Turner says China could own $130B, or 20% of the Australian bond market.
    • This could mean more downward pressure than thought on the Australian dollar (NYSEARCA:FXA) as China sells foreign holdings to balance capital outflows from the country.
    • "A key source of demand for $A paper is likely to have been curtailed, and it seems unlikely the private sector flows on the other side of these reserve transactions will seek to find a similar home in Australian dollar fixed income," says Turner.
    • ETFs: EWA, IAF, AUSE, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD
    | Oct. 1, 2015, 11:19 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 14, 2015, 8:37 AM
    • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been ousted after a leadership challenge in his conservative party by Malcolm Turnbull, who becomes the country's sixth prime minister in eight years.
    • Turnbull -- communications minister, chief rival to Abbott, and a former Goldman Sachs Australia managing director -- won a 54-44 Liberal Party vote to replace Abbott, the latest move in a volatile political era for the country.
    • Abbott won the government two years ago and narrowly survived another challenge to his leadership previously.
    • ETFs: FXA, EWA, IAF, AUSE, CROC, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD
    | Sep. 14, 2015, 8:37 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 10, 2015, 3:49 AM
    • Australia's jobless rate slipped to 6.2% in August, as expected, from 6.3% in July.
    • The growth in the number of people in work moderated to 17,400 from 39,200 a month earlier but topped consensus of +5,000.
    • The number of full-time jobs rose 11,500 following an increase of 13,100, while that for part-time positions grew 5,900 vs +26,100.
    • The participation rate dropped to 65%, as expected, from 65.1%.
    • Factors that could be boosting employment include record-low interest rates, a weakening currency and tepid wage rises.
    • The S&P/ASX 200 fell 2.4% while the AUD-USD is +0.4% at $0.7.
    • ETFs: FXA, EWA, IAF, AUSE, CROC, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD
    | Sep. 10, 2015, 3:49 AM
  • Sep. 1, 2015, 11:57 AM
    • Rydex CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEARCA:FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.067.
    • Payable Sept. 9; for shareholders of record Sept. 3; ex-div Sept. 1.
    | Sep. 1, 2015, 11:57 AM
  • Aug. 21, 2015, 11:12 AM
    • The October Fed Funds futures contract is edging higher again today, and at 99.79 is just seven basis points lower than the August contract - meaning less than a one-in-three chance of a 25 basis point rate hike in September. The January contract is up to 99.675, putting the odds of a 25 point move anytime this year at just 75%.
    • One has to go all the way out to August 2016 to see 50 basis points of rate hikes priced in.
    • Alongside the reduced expectations of tighter policy, the dollar (UUP -0.8%), (UDN +0.6%) has fallen to a two-month low. For all the talk about "king dollar" this year, the greenback has been in a fairly clear downtrend since the start of the spring. It's still up about 3.5% on the year.
    • As for today's action, the biggest gainers vs. the dollar are the euro (FXE +1.1%), yen (FXY +0.9%), and swissie (FXF +0.6%).  Still losing ground are the commodity currencies - the loonie (FXC -0.7%) and aussie (FXA -0.2%).
    • ETFs: UUP, UDN, FORX, USDU
    | Aug. 21, 2015, 11:12 AM | 12 Comments
  • Aug. 11, 2015, 7:44 AM
    • The aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA) is lower by 1.2% vs. the dollar at $0.7322 after the currency of its key trading partner was devalued by 2% overnight. Stocks in Sydney fell 0.7%.
    • "It seems the export numbers over the weekend were the final straw [for Beijing], says a Westpac currency strategist.
    • Checking another commodity currency, the loonie (NYSEARCA:FXC) is lower by 0.4% vs. the greenback, though it had been down as much as 1% following China's move.
    • ETFs: EWA, IAF, AUSE, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD
    | Aug. 11, 2015, 7:44 AM
  • Aug. 7, 2015, 4:17 PM
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  • Aug. 4, 2015, 3:52 AM
    • After three cuts this year, Indian central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan kept interest rates on hold at 7.25% today, rebuffing pressure from the Finance Ministry to reduce borrowing costs that are among the highest in Asia.
    • Earlier in the day, the Reserve Bank of Australia kept rates steady at 2.0%, leaving out a reference to the need for the local dollar to fall further.
    • ETFs: EPI, FXA, EWA, INDY, SCIF, INDL, PIN, INDA, INP, IAF, IIF, INXX, INCO, SCIN, ICN, INR, SMIN, AUSE, CROC, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD
    | Aug. 4, 2015, 3:52 AM
  • Aug. 3, 2015, 6:01 PM
    • Rydex CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEARCA:FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.0899.
    • Payable Aug 10;for shareholders of record Aug 5; ex-div Aug 3.
    | Aug. 3, 2015, 6:01 PM
  • Aug. 3, 2015, 6:00 PM
    • Rydex CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEARCA:FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.0899.
    • Payable Aug 10;for shareholders of record Aug 5; ex-div Aug 3.
    | Aug. 3, 2015, 6:00 PM
FXA Description
CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust is designed to track the price of the Australian Dollar net of Trust expenses, which are expected to be paid from interest earned on the deposited Australian Dollars.
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Country: Australia
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