July 04, 2022 05:37 GMT
AUD/USD has edged higher in afternoon trade, trying to break above 0.6830, a high from earlier today and late in NY on Friday. The A$ has clawed back some territory on crosses, although remains behind the likes of NOK and NZD for the session.
- Local yields have recovered from earlier lows. The 2yr to 2.44% from 2.37%, although we are still 5bps below closing levels from last week.
- Domestic data was better than expected, but attention now shifts to tomorrow's RBA meeting. A 50bps hike is widely expected by the market, see our full preview here for more details. Recall around the last 2 RBA meetings the AUD correlation with yields has become more elevated.
- AU-NZ spreads have moved higher in AUD's favor. The 2yr swap spread is back to -47bps, close to mid-June highs. This has helped the AUD/NZD cross rebound from 1.0960/65 to back above 1.0980. There could still be further to run on this basis.
- AUD/JPY has also rebounded back to 92.40. Note the 50-day MA comes in at 93.44.
- Commodities remain a headwind, with iron ore holding near the session lows at close to $109/tonne. Oil and gold are higher from early lows though.
- Still, the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources expects the current financial year (July 1 2022 to June 30 2023) to be another record for country's resource and energy export earnings.
- Export earnings are expected to rise to $A419bn versus $A405bn in the financial year just completed, before falling to $A338bn in 2023/24 (see this link for more details).