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    The last month since the last posting, the AU$ climbed to almost 70 US cents a couple weeks ago, but just keeps bumping its head on that invisible ceiling. Hopefully the credit rating of AAA for Australia, as one of only 10 countries currently at that highest rating, helps push the dollar up a little more for us toy collectors (but not too much to hurt exports for a struggling economy).
    Remembering that in mid March, the AU$ suddenly dropped to 55 US cents, but is now back up to it's pre-virus rates... and if it manages to break through 70 US cents, it will be at its highest since this time last year (it was at about 70.6 US cents in June 2019, and hasn't been above that rate in the 12 months since then).

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.6864 (up 3 cents from last month)
    - GB£ - 0.5527 (up 1.5 pence from last month)
    - JP¥ - 73.492 (up 3 yen from last month)
    - EU€ - 0.6100 (up 1 cent from last month)
    - NZ$ - 1.0701 (slightly down from last month)

    (bank and paypal rates can be up to 3% less than the figures above)

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    In the four weeks since the last update, we continued our rise against the US$ and the Yen, but stayed flat against the other three.
    Both of those currencies are at their highest this week since May 2019, after being at their lowest rate in over a decade just four months ago... about 20% increase in value to the AU$ in just 4 months.
    It's great for those importing Transformers from the two main sources of America and Japan, and any Asian site that charges in US$, as it lets you buy a lot more with the same money.

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7104 (up 2.2 cents from last month)
    - GB£ - 0.5552 (about the same as last month)
    - JP¥ - 75.406 (up 2 yen from last month)
    - EU€ - 0.6094 (about the same as last month)
    - NZ$ - 1.0695 (about the same as last month)

    (bank and paypal rates can be up to 3% less than the figures above)

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin View Post
    In the four weeks since the last update, we continued our rise against the US$ and the Yen, but stayed flat against the other three.
    Both of those currencies are at their highest this week since May 2019, after being at their lowest rate in over a decade just four months ago... about 20% increase in value to the AU$ in just 4 months.
    It's great for those importing Transformers from the two main sources of America and Japan, and any Asian site that charges in US$, as it lets you buy a lot more with the same money.
    That is great news and those two are the only ones I care about personally.
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    Another five weeks, and once again our dollar is up against the US$ and Yen, but very little change against the Pound and Euro. Surprisingly, we have risen against the NZ$ this time... which I think is strange, because they have had the best response to the virus, which has allowed them to almost fully re-open their economy. Something that other economies related to the major currencies haven't been able to do, or expected to be able to do before a vaccine exists. If anything, the NZ$ should be climbing, as the most reliable return on investments.

    For us toy collectors in Australia, these are the highest rates for the US$ in over two years (since August 2018), and for the JPyen in almost 18 months (since April 2019).

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7390 (up almost 3 cents from last month)
    - GB£ - 0.5507 (down slightly from month)
    - JP¥ - 78.145 (up almost 3 yen from last month)
    - EU€ - 0.6171 (up almost 1 cent since last month)
    - NZ$ - 1.0924 (up about 2.3 cents since last month)

    (bank and paypal rates can be up to 3% less than the figures above)

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    Forgot this for almost 4 months... and the AU$ has continued it's climb against the US$, which is good for us collectors (not necessarily for our economy though, but the higher AU$ is partially because of how much better our economy is doing compared to other countries, due to the elimination of the virus here in most states... but also because the iron ore price is rapidly increasing this year, which is said to have sent our dollar to parity last time).

    As for the Yen, the last posting on September 1st appears to be right on the peak of the rate before it dropped 5 yen over 2 months, and then gained back that 5 yen in the last 2 months.... leaving us back at about 78 yen.

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7532 (up almost 2 cents from SEPT - it was actually 1 whole cent higher 5 days ago)
    - GB£ - 0.5616 (up slightly from SEPT)
    - JP¥ - 77.875 (down slightly from SEPT)
    - EU€ - 0.6170 (almost unchanged from SEPT)
    - NZ$ - 1.0692 (down over 2 cents since SEPT)

    (bank and paypal rates can be up to 3% less than the figures above)

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    The last two months have been a bit of a roller-coaster ride with the currencies, but overall, the AU$ is doing better than 2 months ago.
    I think the best performer recently has been against the Yen, which hit a low of 73yen in October, and is currently at 83yen... over 14% improvement for the au$.
    The au$ was at US 57 cents at the end of March last year... and now look at it. Almost 20% gain against the us$ in 11 months.
    (May 2013 was when the au$ was last at parity to the us$... almost 8 years ago)

    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7916 (up almost 4 cents from DEC)
    - GB£ - 0.5592 (down slightly from DEC)
    - JP¥ - 83.716 (up 6 yen from DEC)
    - EU€ - 0.6509 (up over 3 cents from DEC)
    - NZ$ - 1.0722 (up slightly since DEC)

    (bank and paypal rates can be up to 3% less than the figures above)

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    As of today, according to xe.com, these are the current rates for AU$1...

    - US$ - 0.7779 (down 2 cents since FEB - lost 4 cents then gained 2 cents - the high in FEB was just under the previous high six years ago)
    - GB£ - 0.5518 (down slightly from FEB)
    - JP¥ - 85.076 (up more than a yen from FEB - hitting a record high on May 10th, the highest since FEB 2018)
    - EU€ - 0.6405 (down 1 cent since FEB)
    - NZ$ - 1.0722 (same as FEB - gained 2 cents then lost 2 cents)

    (bank and paypal rates can be up to 3% less than the figures above)

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