NZDUSD Technical Analysis – Watch these key levels


  • The Fed left interest rates unchanged as expected at the last meeting.
  • The macroeconomic projections were revised higher,
    and the Dot Plot showed that the FOMC still expects another rate hike by the
    end of the year with less rate cuts projected in 2024.
  • Fed Chair Powell reaffirmed their data dependency but added that
    they will proceed carefully.
  • The US CPI last week beat expectations on the
    headline figures, but the core measures came in line with forecasts and the
    market’s pricing barely changed.
  • The labour market remains fairly solid as seen once again yesterday
    with the beat inJobless Claims, although continuing claims missed for a second
    time in a row.
  • The US PMIs
    recently showed that the US economy remains pretty resilient.
  • The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment report last Friday missed across the
    board with the inflation expectations figures spiking back up.
  • The US Retail Sales this week beat expectations by a big
    margin with positive revisions to the prior figures.
  • The Fed members continue to cite elevated long-term
    yields as a reason to proceed carefully and will likely pause in November as
  • Fed Chair Powell yesterday highlighted the rise in long term yields
    as well and the need to “proceed carefully”.
  • The market doesn’t expect the Fed to hike anymore.

New Zealand:

  • The RBNZ kept its official cash rate
    stating that demand growth continues to ease and it’s expected to decline
    further with monetary conditions remaining restrictive.
  • The New Zealand inflation data this week missed expectations
    supporting the RBNZ’s stance.
  • The employment data surprised to the upside
  • The wage growth has also missed
    expectations and it’s something that the central banks are watching closely.
  • The recent New Zealand Retail Sales beat expectations although the data
    remains deeply negative.
  • The Manufacturing PMI continues to slide further into
    contraction, but the Services PMI jumped back into expansion.
  • The RBNZ is expected to keep the
    cash rate steady at the next meeting as well.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the NZDUSD pair
managed to eventually break the low following the miss in the New Zealand CPI
and the strong US data. The bearish momentum continues to be weak, but the bias
remains skewed to the downside. The recent drop got a bit overstretched as
depicted by the distance from the blue 8 moving average. In such
instances, we can generally see a pullback into the moving average or some
consolidation before the next move.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we have a good
resistance now
around the 0.5860 level where we can find the confluence with the
trendline, the
38.2% Fibonacci retracement level
and the red 21 moving average. This is where we can expect the sellers to keep
piling in with a defined risk above the trendline to target new lows. The
buyers, on the other hand, will want to see the price breaking higher to
invalidate the bearish setup and target a rally back into the 0.60 handle.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see more
closely the key levels to watch out for. From a risk management perspective,
the best spot for the sellers was the resistance around the 0.5860 level. Late
sellers may want to wait for the price to take out the low before joining the
trend but with a worse risk to reward setup. The buyers, on the other hand,
should wait for the break above the trendline before considering new longs.

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