The AUD/USD is trading back near the week's highs at 0.7125, stuck within the current range between 0.7130 and 0.7050. Friday sees the Aussie get a volatility boost from both home and abroad, with Home Loans data for August dropping early at 00:30 GMT, followed by China Trade Balance data without an exact release time. Australian Home Loans in August are expected to contract from 0.4% to -0.9% with traders keeping an eye on Investment Lending for Homes for the same month, which last clocked in at a shrinking -1.3%, and continued stormy clouds from Australian housing figures could see the AUD primed for a drop on China trade figures. China's Trade Balance numbers are likely to drop somewhere between 02:30 and 03:30 GMT, and China's Trade Balance in USD terms is expect to decline from the previous period's 27.89 billion to 19.40 billion, with annualized Imports and Exports for September both expected to decline, with Imports forecast at 15% (previous 19.9%) and Exports expected at 8.9% (previous 9.8%), and Australia's largest trading partner can expect to continue enjoying added emphasis on their knock-on effects on the Aussie. (source: fxstreet)