Financial markets are calm this morning on what is likely to be a quiet day for investors with the US, among others, observing the Columbus bank holiday and Japan also enjoying a bank holiday. As a result the economic calendar is very thin with nothing noteworthy to be released but attention should be given to two Federal Reserve members who are due to give speeches today. Both voting members Lockhart and Evans are split in their outlook for the path of monetary policy set by the FOMC with Lockhart having been calling for a hike this year, meanwhile Evans is seen as being more dovish and could be setting out his stall out for keeping rates on hold.
今天上午金融市场很安静，因为美国的投资者正在享受哥伦布节（十月的第二个周一）而日本的银行今天也放假。因此从经济日历上看就没什么大事，没有值得注意的数据发布；不过我们还是要关注一下美联储的两个成员，两人将在今天发表讲话。这两位可以投票的成员，一个是 Lockhart 一个叫 Evans；两人对于 FOMC（联邦公开市场委员会）的货币政策的前景持有不同的看法。Lockhart 一直都在呼吁今年加息，而 Evans 则被认为态度更佳温和，有可能表明其维持利率稳定的立场。
The dollar is certainly acting as if the chances of any hike this year has diminished and the Aussie seems to remain well supported in the near term as commodity prices have stabilised. AUDUSD is at 0.7350 at the time of writing testing new multi-week highs having rallied five days in a row, a run not seen since the Spring of this year.