The Australian dollar is one of the most convertible currencies on the international Forex market, along with the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound. The AUD/USD currency pair is one of the most popular with traders around the world. This trading instrument is very popular because of high interest rates and relative independence of Australia’s monetary policy from the intervention on the foreign exchange market. Australia is a politically stable country with a highly developed economy. The Australian economy is strongly influenced by the situation in East and Southeast Asia, for this reason the Aussie is often considered an Asian currency.
The AUD/USD trading instrument is highly liquid currency pair. Five percent of all deals on the Forex market are made with this financial instrument. Most active trading on this trading symbol occurs during Asian and Pacific trading sessions. The Forex market has its historical highs and lows on this trading instrument, which a trader can use in his trades. When analyzing the AUD/USD currency pair chart, a trader should pay attention to the behavior of price charts of the following currency pairs: the EUR/USD, the GBP/USD and the USD/JPY. These currency pairs determine the future behavior of the Australian dollar’s price, because of close economic ties between Australia and the countries that issue these currencies. In his analysis a trader should take into account the different shapes formed by the price chart, which give clear signals about future market behavior. These figures include: head and shoulders, double top, triple top, flag, triangle, and others. In addition, a trader has to bear in mind the numerous economic indicators of Australia, such as discount rate, GDP, unemployment rate and various indicators of economic activity, and others. With the help of historical levels, a trader can make more accurate forecasts in order to achieve greater profits.
Since there is the U.S. dollar in the AUD/USD currency pair, you need to monitor carefully the situation in the economy of the United States, as well as the release of the most important news of the world's largest economy. For trading this instrument successfully, it is necessary to examine in details the relation between the main economic indicators of both Australia and the United States to be able to determine accurately the further market behavior. In addition, for a more accurate analysis you should also examine the economic indicators of countries in Asia and the Pacific Basin, such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, etc. Australia is an active partner with these countries, so they do have a very direct impact on its economy.