AUD/USD (Australian Dollar – US Dollar) is one of the most frequently-traded currency pairs in the world. The AUD/USD rate, as shown in the real-time price chart, tells traders how many US Dollars are needed to buy a single Australian Dollar. Follow the AUD/USD live with the interactive chart and read the latest forecast and AUD/USD news to boost your technical and fundamental analysis when trading this pair.
The Australian Dollar and the US Dollar pair belong the Majors, a group of the most popular traded pairs in the world. This pair’s popularity soared because traders were attracted to the interest rate differential of the pair. This has waned in recent years due to economic volatility worldwide.
The Australian dollar is the currency of Australia, including its external territories: Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island. It is officially used as currency by three independent Pacific Island states: Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu. It is legal tender in Australia.
- Name: Australian Dollar
- Symbol: $ Cent: c
- Minor Unit: 1/100 = Cent
- Central Bank Rate: 1.00
- Inflation: 2.00%
- Nicknames: Buck, Dough
- Coins: Freq Used: $1, $2, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c
- Banknotes: Freq Used: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
- Central Bank: Reserve Bank of Australia Website: rba.gov.au
Importance of the Australian Dollar
The central bank in Australia is called the Reserve Bank of Australia. As the 5th most traded currency in the world, the Australian dollar is also referred to as buck, dough, or the Aussie. The Australian Dollar is known as a commodity currency due to its substantial raw material exports. As a result, the AUD is affected by China and other Asian import markets. Due to its relatively high interest rates, the Australian Dollar is often used in carry trades with the Japanese Yen. A carry trade is a strategy in which a currency with low interest rate is sold in order to buy a currency with a higher interest rate