Last Week Market Recap
Monday 20th February 2017
Showed little change for the second consecutive week as Australia reported positive employment data with mixed numbers from the United States. The rate began the week declining on Monday in the absence of any significant data out of either country. The pair then gained ground on Tuesday after making its weekly low of 0.7617 despite better than expected U.S. PPI data. On Wednesday, the rate continued rallying despite U.S. CPI and Retail Sales data, which beat expectations. The pair then sold off after making its weekly high of 0.7731 on Thursday after Australian Employment Change showed the addition of +13.5K jobs last month compared to an expected increase of +9.7K, while the Australian Unemployment Rate declined a notch to 5.7% from 5.8%. The rate continued its selloff on Friday in the absence of any significant economic numbers from either country. AUD/USD closed at 0.7667, with a loss of just -5 pips and virtually unchanged on the week.