Australia unexpectedly raised its interest rates to 4.75%.
The Aussie dollar jumped 1.7% on the news (i.e, the USD dollar dropped another 1.7%).
The poor US dollar is now worth less than than Aussie Dollar:
Live rates at 2010.11.02 12:24:00 UTC
1.00 USD = 0.998494 AUD
United States Dollars Australia Dollars
1 USD = 0.998494 AUD 1 AUD = 1.00151 USD
Let's see how the FXA straddles are doing later today.