With the US exiting recession, investors moved into higher-yielding assets bossting the aussie

The aussie dollar reversed recent losses yesterday after positive US GDP data encouraged investors to buy-back into perceived riskier currencies.

  • The aussie pulled back nearly two cents, or 1.0%, bringing the sterling/aussie pair back down to trade around 1.80 as the data spurred demand for risk.
  • Investors have been cashing profits in the Australian currency recently as global equities took a downturn, but yesterday’s figure saw traders revive long positions in the aussie.
  • Analysts noted that the figures were a near-perfect combination for riskier assets: strong enough to encourage those with an optimistic outlook on the financial markets, but not too strong to generate expectations of accelerated monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve.
  • In trading this morning, the pound has halted its fall and is currently trading up around 0.2% with price hovering above 1.8100.