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Currency outlook for 2018 – how the dollar could affect your portfolio

March 20, 2018

The Australian dollar is renowned as a volatile currency, having traded as high as $US1.10 and as low as $US0.49 over the last two decades. Over the last two years, however, it has traded in a relatively narrow range – is this lulling investors into a false sense of security?

In this timely podcast, Gemma Dale interviews Ray Attrill, NAB’s Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy and regular guest on the popular Morning Call podcast, about his views of the current state of the Australian dollar and his thoughts on:

  • Where interest rates are headed in the short to medium term
  • How fluctuations in the $US dollar can impact portfolios,
  • The potential impact of Brexit and Trump trade wars, and
  • NAB’s view on the $USD, UK pound and Euro over the coming twelve months. 


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