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The Aussie Dollar Continues to Find Speculators as Debasement is Expected

“The Australian dollar traded 0.3 percent from the highest level in three weeks on speculation theFederal Reserve will signal further stimulus that tends to debase the U.S. currency.

The so-called Aussie and New Zealand’s dollar maintained two days of gains after Germany’s top constitutional court cleared the way yesterday for the nation’s ratification of the euro area’s permanent bailout fund. New Zealand’s currency, known as the kiwi, was close to a more-than four-month high after the Reserve Bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged today.

“The markets are seeing a good chance that the Fed will announce QE3 today,” Daisaku Ueno, a senior foreign-exchange and fixed-income strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. in Tokyo, a unit of Japan’s biggest listed bank, said, referring to a third round of asset purchases known as quantitative easing. “That’s lending support to risk currencies like the Aussie and kiwi.”

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