See the latest Australian dollar analysis here:
The big selloff on Wall Street has been more or less replicated here in Asia, although with less downside, as S&P futures race back in late trade to try to cover the falls overnight. Bitcoin remains depressed and is just hanging on to the $10000 level while gold is slowly slipping, almost ready to break below weekly support at the $1930USD per ounce level:
In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite finished nearly 2% lower at 3255 points while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index only fell half that, or just over 1% to 24359 points. Japanese stock markets had similar falls with the Nikkei 225 off by 1% to 23032 points but the USDJPY pair is slowly deflating below the 106 handle:
The ASX200 had the worst session, falling just over 2% as it continues to reject the 6000 point level, closing at 5878 points while the Australian dollar is just maintaining its position here above the 72 handle:
Eurostoxx futures are down 0.3% while S&P futures have stopped moving higher and are now selling off again, with the S&P500 four hourly chart indicating another potential rollover to get back to the 3300 point level:
The economic calendar is fairly clear tonight with some mortgage, private jobs and oil stock data out of the US.