Sunday, 4 November 2012

Daily Morning Report 05/11/2012

The Australian Dollar traded slightly higher as Australia’s trade deficit widened for the fifth consecutive month highlighted by flagging exports to all three of its largest trading partners: China, Japan and the U.S.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported the flow of goods declined to China by -4 %, Japan by -13% and the U.S. by -21% in September which should continue to be cause for concern by central bankers as an elevated exchange rate and global slowing were recently noted as the biggest headwinds facing the Aussie economy.
US non-farm payrolls on Friday night surpassed pundits expectations of 125,000 with an increase of 171,000 in October US stocks closed lower having been in the red for most of the day. Crude oil and Gold also were sharply lower as the US dollars strength reinforced the selling pressure on them and in turn on US equities tied to energy.

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