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Forex Flash:AUD´s morphing status - Societe Generale

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Sebastien Galy, Senior FX Strategist at Societe Generale notes that AUD is undergoing a morphing process.

He writes, “AUD’s correlation with copper and US stocks has dramatically collapsed since last summer, as it has become less sensitive to global risk sentiment. Statistical analysis suggests that AUD should appreciate as it might be lagging rising rates and falling vol.”

Forex Flash: US equities close to record highs, 15-day avg. volume at January lows – UBS

For US equities, it's been the case of another day, another grind higher. Indeed yesterday the S&P 500 (+0.56%) inched another 8.7 points nearer to its record close of 1565.15 – finishing the day just 1.9 points away from the milestone. The Dow Jones meanwhile, extended its streak to 11 straight days of gains. “We should note however, that although the major US indices are above or close to the record highs, daily trading volumes have been steadily trending lower. Indeed the moving 15-day average volume for the S&P500 and the Dow are now the lowest since mid-January.” warns Macro Strategy Analysts J. Reid and C. Tan at Deutsche Bank.
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Forex Flash: Quarterly balance of payment stats showed decline in US dollar term deficit - BTMU

Derek Halpenny, European Head of Global Markets Research at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ notes that yesterday, the release of the quarterly balance of payments statistics revealed a decline in the US current account deficit in dollar terms while the deficit in GDP terms was roughly unchanged at 2.8%.
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