AUD/USD: the pair reflects the price of one Australian dollar in relation to the US dollars. Along with the New Zealand and Canadian dollar, AUD belongs to the category of commodity currencies, which means it is a currency of the country whose exports consist primarily of raw materials (precious metals, oil, agriculture etc.). Four digits after the decimal point.
High interest rates set by the RBA, as well as the quite high volatility of the AUD, makes this currency pair attractive for carry trade.
It’s traded more actively during the Australian and Asian trading sessions. There’s a positive correlation of the AUD rate and gold.
The Australian currency is influenced by the state of Chinese economy and Chinese market trends, since Australia exports a lot of goods to China. The state of US economy and other contributory factors are also important to consider. Manner of trading activity — moderately intense.
It’s a highly liquid instrument which accounts for 50% of all Forex trading.
Daily volatility of AUD/USD is 40–80 pips.