|Day's Range||0.667 - 0.67|
|52 Week Range||0.6502 - 0.7437|
Based on Friday’s close at .6680, the direction of the NZD/USD on Monday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the 50% level at .6675. Late Friday, China canceled the trade talks with the U.S. This is potentially bearish so watch the downside early Monday.
The U.S. Dollar finished lower against a basket of major currencies last week after an easing of tensions over the trade dispute between the United States and China encouraged investors to lift dollar hedges. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warned on risks to its outlook from U.S.-China trade tensions and weak wages, while reaffirming its next interest rate move would likely be a hike. The New Zealand Dollar was boosted after data showed its economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the second quarter. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) reiterated last Wednesday that it would keep interest rates extremely low “for an extended period,” holding to forward guidance it first introduced in July.
The Australian dollar was lower, with AUD/USD down 0.16% to 0.7280. Meanwhile NZD/USD jumped 1.04% to 0.6679 after Moody's reaffirmed the country’s AAA rating.
Investing.com - The Japanese yen showed little reaction to the domestic CPI data released Friday that has risen to its highest point in seven months. The U.S. dollar gained but still hovered near two-month lows.
Inflation numbers out of Japan this morning were a reminder of how far off the BoJ is from making a move, focus shifting to the EU and the Oval Office.
The U.S. dollar weakens on Thursday, partly due to a buoyant British pound and New Zealand dollar, which were both trading higher on the back of better-than-expected economic data.
Investing.com - The dollar edged lower against its major rivals on Thursday, hovering around its lowest level in eight weeks as investors set aside trade concerns for now.
Investing.com - Asian stocks reversed early gains and turned negative in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar traded near a seven-week low on Thursday while the kiwi jumped after data showed the country’s second quarter economic growth topped estimates.
Impressive 2nd GDP numbers drive the Kiwi, with Brexit and retail sales numbers putting the Pound in the spotlight.
The reaction by Australian and New Zealand Dollar traders seems to suggest that the tariff announcement was overall on the soft side of market expectations.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar slipped, while the Japanese yen hovered near a two-month low on Wednesday as investors digested the latest trade news.
Based on the current price at .6605, the direction of the NZD/USD is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the 50% level at .6614.
It’s been a bullish start to the day, in spite of rising trade war tension, the Aussie Dollar leading the way, focus now shifting to UK inflation.
The U.S. dollar was flat against other currencies on Tuesday as China announced retaliation tariffs against the U.S. China said it would impose new tariffs on U.S. goods worth $60 billion, effective Sept. 24, Reuters reported. The new tariffs are in response to U.S. tariffs on Monday of 10% on $200 billion in Chinese goods, which will go up to 25% at the end of the year.
The major U.S. equity indexes are trading higher shortly after the cash market opening on Tuesday as the latest tariffs on U.S. and Chinese goods failed to lead to lead to knee-jerk selling as anticipated during the pre-market trade. U.S. Treasury yields were trading mixed when the news came out this morning. However, shortly after the stock market opening, yields are trading higher. The U.S. Dollar is trading lower against most major currencies except the Japanese Yen despite rising Treasury yields which tend to drive up demand for the greenback
Break of 100-day SMA couldn’t help the EURUSD extend its latest advances as ten-week long descending trend-line, at 1.1720, presently challenges the buyers. As a result, a D1 close beyond 1.1720 become necessary for the pair to justify its strength in targeting the 1.1760-65 and the 1.1820 resistances. In case the 1.1820 fails to disappoint EUR optimists, the 1.1840, the 1.1880 and the 200-day SMA level of 1.1950 can entertain them. On the downside, 1.1650 and the 50-day SMA level of 1.1600 may offer immediate support to the pair prior to highlighting the 1.1530-20 horizontal-region. ...
"We have been very clear about the type of changes that need to be made, and we have given China every opportunity to treat us more fairly," he said in the statement.
Since the major fundamentals are still bearish, all trend traders can do at this point is wait for the counter-trend short-covering rally to stop. We could be looking a “big boy” money trying to take out the weaker shorts in order to reach more favorable shorting levels.
Investing.com - The yuan and the U.S. dollar traded slightly lower on Tuesday following an announcement by the Trump administration that the U.S. would put 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, which will go up to 25% at the end of the year.
Another set of tariffs on China supporting the U.S Dollar early on, with the RBA meeting minutes failing to give the Aussie Dollar a boost.
Based on last week’s price action, the direction of the NZD/USD will be determined by trader reaction to last week’s high at .6596 and a short-term downtrending Gann angle at .6607.