Metal prices are up. The AUD is up. Metal prices are not as up as they could be because the AUD is up. Traditionally what forces metals up is the same cause as the AUD being up, in that the USD is down. The USD being down is usually because stocks are up. However stocks are up is usually a cause of metals being down. If stocks and metals are up it is because the USD is significantly down. The AUD is approaching 74 cents. In March it was 57 cents. Australia has the thirteenth largest economy in the world. Can the AUD rise and fall independently from the US? Will the loss of the China market tank the AUD? As the Stackeratti with holdings in metals a weak AUD is good. As newbies, a weak AUD is bad. Where is the AUD heading?