The AUD is quite a volatile currency. Over recent years it has fluctuated in value against the USD by as much as two thirds. However although it is volatile, the AUD/USD pair does tend to both trend and turn around quite smoothly, meaning this pair can be a real pleasure to trade. Both the USD and JPY have a large influence upon the value of AUD, and of course the currency has been highly correlated with the price of Gold.
The world's most popular currency pair which is EURUSD has been trading within the scope of a pretty wide price range (1.2858-1.2962) for 3 days in a row. While staying within the range, the common currency tried to strengthen against the US Dollar yesterday.
The EU is ready to introduce another package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. The sanctions may influence negatively on the European economy, which may result on the common European currency losing even more of its value against the US Dollar.