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  • Nov. 1, 2013, 4:37 PM
    • CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.1326.
    • For shareholders of record 05 Nov; Payable 08 Nov; Ex-div date 01 Nov.
    | Nov. 1, 2013, 4:37 PM
  • Oct. 23, 2013, 2:02 AM
    • Australian CPI +1.2% on quarter in Q3 vs +0.4% previously and consensus of +0.8%.
    • On year, CPI +2.2% vs +2.4% and +1.8%.
    • Transport prices rose 2.4% on quarter as fuel prices increased; housing costs +2%.
    • "It's still a story that inflation is subdued but perhaps it's not so much of a non-issue as markets have thought," says economist Besa Deda. "It makes the hurdle for an RBA cut a little higher and our expectation is that they won't cut any further, but will keep rates on hold for longer."
    • Interest rates are at a record low 2.5%.
    • S&P/ASX 200 -0.3%; AUD-USD -0.6% to $0.9654.
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS. Bonds: AUD, AUNZ. Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC.
    | Oct. 23, 2013, 2:02 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 22, 2013, 8:59 AM
    • Precious metals get their tails up following the disappointing September jobs number, with gold and silver moving from slightly in the red to higher by more than 1%. After falling to almost $1,250 per ounce last week, gold is back to $1,329. GLD +1%, SLV +1.5% premarket.
    • The dollar slips across the board. UUP -0.25% premarket. Up 0.4% vs, the dollar currently, the aussie (FXA) is particularly noteworthy. It suffered a brutal bear market this spring and summer, falling from $1.06 all the way to about $0.88 amid worries about a slowdown at home and in major customer China. It's been heading higher since around Labor Day, however, as the RBA signals a pause in its monetary easing campaign and as the growth outlook for China becomes less dour.
    • Dollar ETFs: UUPT, UDN, UDNT.
    • Precious metals ETFs: GLD, IAU, SGOL, PHYS, AGOL, DGL, UBG, DGP, UGL, DZZ, GLL, DGZ, UGLD, DGLD, GLDISLV, SIVR, AGQ, DBS, USV, ZSL, USLV, DSLV, SLVO.
    | Oct. 22, 2013, 8:59 AM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 17, 2013, 9:21 AM
    | Oct. 17, 2013, 9:21 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 15, 2013, 7:04 AM
    • The aussie (FXA) pops to its highest level since after minutes from the RBA's October 1 policy meeting show the bank shifting to a more neutral bias going forward. "The effect of low interest rates was evident across a range of indicators and had further to run,” according to the release.
    • The bank on October 1 left its benchmark rate unchanged at a record-low 2.5% after cutting rates 225 basis points over the previous two years.
    • The aussie is ahead 0.4% to $0.9523.
    • Shares in Sydney (EWArose 1% overnight.
    | Oct. 15, 2013, 7:04 AM
  • Oct. 10, 2013, 3:28 AM
    • Australian unemployment nudged down to 5.6% in September from 5.8% in August and vs consensus of 5.8%.
    • The number of jobs rose by 9,100 vs a drop of 10,200, although the growth missed forecasts of +15,000.
    • "The chances of another rate cut this cycle continue to recede," says economist Craig James. "The main hope of another rate cut lies with an exceptionally strong Aussie dollar." (PR)
    • S&P/ASX 200 -0.1%; AUD-USD -0.3% to $0.9417.
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS. Bonds: AUD, AUNZ. Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC.
    | Oct. 10, 2013, 3:28 AM
  • Oct. 2, 2013, 11:23 AM
    • CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.1298.
    • For shareholders of record Oct 03; Payable Oct 08; Ex-div date Oct 01.
    | Oct. 2, 2013, 11:23 AM
  • Oct. 1, 2013, 3:00 AM
    • As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia has left its cash-rate target at a record low of 2.5%, explaining that prior reductions are filtering into the wider economy and boosting asset prices.
    • The RBA continues to expect the economy to grow below trend as it "adjusts to lower levels of mining investment," and for inflation to remain in line with medium-term targets.
    • The AUD-USD is +1.1% at US$0.9422, while shares are -0.2%. (PR)
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS. Bonds: AUD, AUNZ. Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC.
    | Oct. 1, 2013, 3:00 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2013, 7:39 AM
    • The famously bearish-on-China Jim Chanos and Goldman's former sunny BRIC evangelist Jim O'Neill spent half an hour talking China at a Bloomberg conference last night.
    • China will have a "credit event" in five years, says Chanos; the Chinese economy will double in five years to $16T (the size of the U.S.), says O'Neill.
    • I can't really argue with being short the 'old' China," says O'Neill. Any slowing of the economy is being done deliberately in order to shift from a focus on investment to one on consumption. The "new" China will lead to investment opportunity.
    • If you think the macro picture in China is ugly, wait until you look at he micro picture, says Chanos.
    • Among the points the two agree on is mining - the industry will face difficulties. Those countries (Brazil and Australia come to mind) with exposure to iron ore will be in trouble over the next 12 months, says Chanos.
    • Brazil ETFs: EWZ, BRF, EWZS, BRAF, BRXX, UBR, BZQ, BRAZ, BRAQ, BRZS, BRZU.
    • Aussie ETFs: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS, Bonds: AUD, AUNZ, FXA, GDAY, CROC.
    • China ETFS: FXI, GXC, PGJ, YAO, FCHI, PEK, CAF, YXI, XPP, FXP, MCHI, YINN, YANG, TCHI, CHXF, KFYPHAO, ECNS.
    | Sep. 25, 2013, 7:39 AM
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  • Sep. 11, 2013, 11:01 PM
    • Australia August unemployment: 5.8% versus 5.7% in July.
    • The unemployment rate now sits at its highest level since 2009, while the participation rate — at 65% — is at its lowest level in more than six years, according to the Australian.
    • The aussie slides 0.7% on the news to 0.9265, on speculation the data will give the RBA an excuse to cut rates further.
    • ASX +0.3%
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS Bonds: AUD, AUNZ Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC
    | Sep. 11, 2013, 11:01 PM
  • Sep. 8, 2013, 10:14 PM
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  • Sep. 7, 2013, 6:55 PM
    • "The sectors that benefit the most would be the materials, particularly mining stocks," one economist said Thursday, regarding the prospect of a Tony Abbott victory in Australia.
    • Abbott did indeed emerge victorious and will become the country's 27th prime minister after being sworn in next week.
    • Of particular note is Abbott's promise to repeal a mining tax, a move expected to benefit Rio Tinto (RIO) and BHP Billiton (BHP). Also on watch: Newcrest Mining (NCMGF.PK)
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS Bonds: AUD, AUNZ Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC
    | Sep. 7, 2013, 6:55 PM | 6 Comments
  • Sep. 3, 2013, 10:33 PM
    • Australia Q2 GDP: +0.6% in the April-June quarter, +2.6% Y/Y, versus expectations of +0.6% and +2.5% respectively.
    • "The industries that drove growth in the June quarter were Finance, Mining, and Construction," Australia's Bureau of Statistics says.
    • ASX -0.7%, aussie +0.4% to 0.9094
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS Bonds: AUD, AUNZ Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC
    | Sep. 3, 2013, 10:33 PM
  • Sep. 3, 2013, 1:53 PM
    • CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA) announces monthly distribution of $0.1332.
    • For shareholders of record Sep 05; Payable Sep 10; Ex-div date Sep 03.
    | Sep. 3, 2013, 1:53 PM
  • Sep. 3, 2013, 2:03 AM
    • As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia has left its cash rate unchanged at 2.5%.
    • The RBA reiterated that it expects the economy to continue running at a "bit below trend" in the near term as it "adjusts to lower levels of mining investment."
    • The bank noted that inflation has been consistent with the medium-term target, a trend that is expected to continue in the next 1-2 years despite the recent depreciation of the Aussie dollar, "which remains at a high level" and could still depreciate further. That would foster a re-balancing of the economy.
    • In a change from previous statements, the RBA did not say that inflation could provide some scope for further easing if necessary. Instead, the bank said it will  "adjust policy as needed." (PR)
    • AUD-USD +0.6% to $0.9032
    • ETFs - Stocks: EWA, EWAS, KROO, AUSE, FAUS. Bonds: AUD, AUNZ. Currency: FXA, GDAY, CROC.
    | Sep. 3, 2013, 2:03 AM
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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