CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust ETF (FXA) - NYSEARCA
  • Fri, Jun. 24, 8:09 AM
    • The pound (NYSEARCA:FXB) is lower by 8.15% vs. the dollar to $1.3667. It's the lowest level in more than 20 years. It had sunk as low as $1.32 overnight.
    • The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) is down 3% to $1.1045, the loonie (NYSEARCA:FXC1.8%, the aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA2.5%, and the Swiss franc (NYSEARCA:FXF2%.
    • Stronger vs. the dollar is the yen (NYSEARCA:FXY), up 3.5%.
    • UUP +2.7%, UDN -3% premarket
    • Previously: Futures down sharply as Europe crashes post-Brexit (June 24)
    | Fri, Jun. 24, 8:09 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, May 3, 7:30 AM
    • The RBA slashed its benchmark policy rate by 25 basis points to a record-low 1.75% overnight, and left the door open to additional easing moves.
    • The action sent the ASX 200 soaring by 2.1%, and the aussie tumbling by 1% vs. the greenback.
    • At least one analyst questioned the move, noting considerable firming in commodity prices of late, but another says the RBA has its eye on the recent rally in the Australian dollar which took it from worth about $0.68 early this year to $0.78 a few sessions ago.
    • ETFs: FXA, EWA, IAF, AUSE, CROC, KROO, EWAS, FAUS, QAUS, HAUD, DBAU
    | Tue, May 3, 7:30 AM | 1 Comment
  • Fri, Apr. 29, 11:34 AM
    • A board selloff in the greenback (UUP -0.7%) has gold (GLD +2%) eyeing $1,300 per ounce for the first time since early 2015. Gold is currently up 2.5% to $1,298.
    • There was modest disappointment in some 2nd-tier economic reports this morning, but other than that no clear reason for the dollar decline. Particularly strong are the euro (FXE +0.9%), Swiss franc (FXF +0.8%), and yen (FXY +1.1%). The commodity currencies (FXC +0.1%), (FXA -0.1%) aren't doing a whole lot even as oil takes out $46 per barrel.
    • ETFs: GLD, IAU, UUP, PHYS, SGOL, UGL, UDN, DGP, GTU, UGLD, GLL, DZZ, GLDI, OUNZ, DGL, DGZ, DGLD, USDU, GYEN, GEUR, UBG, QGLDX
    | Fri, Apr. 29, 11:34 AM | 42 Comments
  • Thu, Mar. 17, 7:17 AM
    • That bright green across the screen isn't in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Instead, it's a strong bid for commodities and foreign currencies after the Fed yesterday cut its forecast for rate hikes this year to two from four.
    • This just in: Crude oil (NYSEARCA:USO) is up on the year, rising 1.6% today to $40.63.
    • Other movers: Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD+3.25% to $1,270. Silver (NYSEARCA:SLV+3.4% to $15.74, Copper (NYSEARCA:JJC+2,5% to $2.29, Platinum (PPLT, PTM+3% to $988, Lumber (NASDAQ:WOOD+3.5% to $297, Beans (NYSEARCA:SOYB+0.6% to $899.50, Corn (NYSEARCA:CORN+0.5% to $370.25, Wheat (NYSEARCA:WEAT+0.85% to $475.
    • The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE+1.15%, yen (NYSEARCA:FXY+1.3%, pound (NYSEARCA:FXB+0.85%, loonie (NYSEARCA:FXC+1.15%, aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA+1.3%, swissie (NYSEARCA:FXF+1%.
    • ETFs: DBC, DJP, GSG, RJI, GCC, USCI, GSP, GSC, CMD, DJCI, DEE, LSC, DYY, FTGC, UCI, DDP, BCM, UCD, COMT, CMDT, DPU, SBV, PDBC, CSCB, CSCR
    | Thu, Mar. 17, 7:17 AM | 25 Comments
  • Fri, Mar. 4, 9:14 AM
    • Initially surging higher as the strong February jobs numbers put a Fed rate hike by early summer firmly on the table, the dollar (UUP, UDN) has slipped into the red on the session.
    • On the negative side, the average hourly workweek declined a little, as did wage growth.
    • Markets do tend to anticipate, and the greenback has been on a tear for the last three weeks. The reversal this morning in the dollar could be nothing more than traders booking some profits.
    • Performing best vs. the dollar this morning are the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE), up 0.3%, and the aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA), up 0.75%
    • Previously: Job headlines look good, but wages and hours worked fall (March 4)
    | Fri, Mar. 4, 9:14 AM
  • Fri, Feb. 26, 11:48 AM
    • Never mind that GDP numbers show no forward-looking powers, and never mind that this morning's report covered activity from several months ago. The strong print has triggered heavy buying of greenbacks (UUP +0.7%).
    • Down the most are the euro (FXE -0.8%), yen (FXY -0.8%), pound (FXB -0.6%), and aussie (FXA -1.4%).
    • It wasn't long ago that short-term rate futures markets had priced out any chance of a rate hike this year, but the combination of the market rally and the big GDP number has traders quickly hedging - 30-Day Fed Fund futures have now priced in about one 25 basis point move between now and a year from now.
    | Fri, Feb. 26, 11:48 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Jan. 4, 11:17 AM
    • Oil had been sharply higher after Saudi Arabia cut off diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday, but it's tumbled more than $1 per barrel in the past few minutes, and is now modestly lower on the session at $36.95 per barrel. USO -0.55%
    • The dollar sold off overnight, but it's put in a strong rally over the past couple of hours. The greenback is now in the green (UUP +0.5%) against all the major currencies, and particularly strong vs. the Swiss franc (FXF -0.4%) and commodity currencies the aussie (FXA -1.9%) and loonie (FXC -0.7%).
    • U.S. equities are at session lows, the S&P 500 down 2.5% and Nasdaq off 3%.
    | Mon, Jan. 4, 11:17 AM | 12 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Jun. 29, 2015, 4:23 PM
    • Investors may think they have things figured out by buying dollars amid macro jitters, but that strategy had to be faded today. The dollar (UUP -0.6%) closed lower across the board, including a 0.3% decline vs. the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) after having been about 1.5% higher in knee-jerk action reaction to Greece last night.
    • The dollar also lost 1.1% vs. the yen (NYSEARCA:FXY), 0.3% vs. the pound (NYSEARCA:FXB) and 0.6% vs the aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA).
    • ETFs: UUP, UDN, FORX, USDU
    | Jun. 29, 2015, 4:23 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2015, 8:47 AM
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  • May 26, 2015, 1:44 PM
    • Europe's dealing with the usual worries about Greece and weekend election gains by the anti-austerity party in Spain may have some wondering about contagion. The Stoxx 50 ETF (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is lower by 2.9% as Monday's loss across the pond combines with Tuesday.
    • This morning, a trio of economic reports - durable goods, home prices, and new home sales - beat expectations, giving another boost the greenback.
    • The dollar's higher by 1% vs. the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE), yen (NYSEARCA:FXY), loonie (NYSEARCA:FXC), and aussie (NYSEARCA:FXA), and somewhat less vs. cable (NYSEARCA:FXB) and the Swiss franc (NYSEARCA:FXF). Buying ¥122.95, the greenback is at an 8-year high vs. the yen.
    • UUP +1.15%, UDN -1%
    • ETFs: UUP, UDN, FORX, USDU
    | May 26, 2015, 1:44 PM | 11 Comments
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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