Yesterday at a glance: with a daily low of 0.6751, AUD/USD closed yesterday at 0.6751, after ending Thursday at 0.6695 and gaining 56 pips (0.84%).
Nevertheless, United States Average Hourly Earnings beat the 0.3% projections, with 0.5%. Data for United States Non Farm Payrolls published yesterday at 12:30 UTC came out at 253,000, beating projections of 180,000 and showing improvement over the preceding figure of 165,000.
Meanwhile, Australia CFTC AUD speculative net positions released yesterday at 20:30 UTC with a figure of -45,000, while the previous figure was -39,500.
A look at other currencies also shows bullish price action as GBP/JPY went up by 0.95% yesterday, and closed at 170.32.
While the Australian dollar is up today, these currencies are lagging behind: EUR/CAD is down to 1.473, losing 176 pips, after ending the previous session around 1.4907. USD/CAD lost 1.25% yesterday and closed at 1.354.
As things stand, Aussie-Dollar is 9% away from a significant high of 0.7356, first set 6 months ago.