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  • RBA kept the interest rates unchanged at the record low of 1.5%.  
  • The AUD is reporting gains across the board with the two-year Aussie yield rising five basis points.  
  • AUD/JPY has added 46 pips and could soon rise above 78.00.

The bid tone around the Aussie dollar strengthened, pushing the AUD/JPY higher by 46 pips to a session high of 77.93 after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept rates unchanged at a record low of 1.5%.

Australian cash rate futures had put the probability of a 25 basis point rate cut at today’s meeting at 47%, meaning the markets were divided on the prospects of a rate move.

So, traders positioned for a rate cut may be unwinding their Aussie shorts, creating upward pressure on the AUD/JPY cross.

The gains could be extended further, as the Australian two-year government bond yield, which closely tracks interest rate expectations, has jumped five basis points to 1.324%.

Also, traders may offer the anti-risk Japanese Yen if the equities pick up a strong bid, further strengthening the buying pressure around the AUD/JPY cross. As of writing, however, the futures on the S&P 500 index are reporting a 0.60% drop.

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