Aussie gains in Asia
Investing.com — The Aussie got a bump higher on Tuesday a better-than-expected gain in home prices and as the Central Bank minutes repeatedly a steady political views, as well as the investors focused on the start of the two-day Fed meeting in the United States
AUD/USD traded 0.7921, up 0.16%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 111.52, down 0.04%.
The US dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, fell 0.09% 91.73.
Australia reported that its house price index for the second quarter jumped by 1.9%, compared with a 1.1% gain seen.
The Reserve Bank of Australia reiterates that the monetary policy is expected to be released stable for «some time» in the minutes after the September rate review, Tueday, and he has kept constantly to a record low of 1.50%.
Overnight, the dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday after strong gains in U.S. treasury yields amid rising expectations that the Federal Reserve will reaffirm its plan to hike rates at least once this year, when it closes its two-day policy-which gets underway on Tuesday.
In what will be a slow day on the economic calendar for top-tier data, investors ‘ attention turned to the two-day Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting for fresh insight into the Central Bank thinks about monetary policy.
U.S. treasury yields jumped, what unwinding at the same time, a movement higher in the US currency, as investors expect to announce the Central Bank to begin its $4.5 trillion bond portfolio, and confirm the view that a further interest rate increase remains in this year.
As well as plans for the balance sheet unwinding, the Fed’s summary of Economic projections and dot plot garner is expected to be a lot of attention to assess as investors are eager to whether the has changed, weakening inflation, the Central Bank, the longer-term view on interest rates.
«Off the balance sheet, the investor should plot focus on the summary of Economic projections and the well-known dot.» Analysts from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:NYSE:MS) said in a note. «We see the biggest risk for our economy, scientists call for the status quo as a lower median and more dot the run may fall to 2.75% from 3.00%.»