AUD/MXN is not a very popular currency pair on Forex. AUD/MXN represents the cross rate against the U.S. dollar. Although the U.S. dollar obviously is not present in this currency pair, it still has a significant influence on it. Thus, by combining AUD/USD and USD/MXN price charts, you can get and approximate AUD/MXN chart.
The U.S. dollar has a significant influence on both currencies. For this reason it is necessary to take into account the major U.S. economic indicators for the correct prediction of a future course of this financial instrument. These indicators include: the discount rate, GDP, unemployment, new created workplaces indicator and many others. Is necessary to note that AUD and MXN could respond differently towards changes in the U.S. economy, therefore, the AUD/MXN currency pair may be a specific indicator reflecting changes within the two currencies.
To date, Mexico is one of the most developed countries in Latin America. The country ranks first among Latin American countries in terms of per capita income. The Mexican economy is largely composed of private sector, due to mass privatization of state enterprises mostly in the 80s of last century to overcome the economic crisis. For the most part the former state-owned enterprises in Mexico are owned by foreign companies.
Mexico is a member of NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement. For this reason, this country has an active trade with its rich neighbors - the United States and Canada, which is a significant part of government revenue in Mexico.
Mexico is the largest exporter of oil in its region. Currently most of the country’s revenues are generated in the oil sector. However, despite this, the main source of income for Mexico is the service sector.
Although Mexico has huge oil and gas reserves, its natural hydrocarbons are strongly depleted. This makes the government to reduce the amount of extracted oil and natural gas in order to avoid new problems in the economy. According to the forecasts, with such a policy, Mexico will soon be forced to import oil from abroad, to meet the needs of its economy. All these circumstances have a significant impact on the currency of Mexico, which is largely dependent on world oil prices, which are formed in global financial markets. In addition, the Mexican peso exchange rate is highly dependent on international ranking of the country, which is based on complex economic formulas calculated by major rating agencies.
This trading instrument is relatively illiquid compared it with major currency pairs such as EUR/USD, USD/CHF, GBP/USD, and USD/JPY. Therefore, when analyzing this financial instrument, focus primarily on those currency pairs that include a U.S. dollar.
If you trade cross rates, it is necessary to remember that brokers usually set a higher spread for this currency pair than for more popular ones, so before you start working with the cross rates, learn carefully the conditions offered by the broker to trade with specified trading instrument.