NZDUSD Technical Analysis – Watch this key support


  • The Fed left interest rates unchanged as
    expected at the last meeting.
  • The macroeconomic projections were revised higher
    as the economy showed much stronger resilience than expected and the Dot Plot
    showed that the majority of members still expects another rate hike by the end
    of the year with less rate cuts in 2024.
  • Fed Chair Powell
    reaffirmed their data dependency but added that they will proceed carefully.
  • The latest US Core PCE
    in line with expectations with disinflation continuing steady.
  • The labour market remains
    fairly solid as seen last week with another strong beat in Jobless Claims and the NFP report.
  • The ISM Manufacturing PMI beat
    expectations while the ISM Services PMI came in
    line with forecasts in another sign that the US economy remains resilient.
  • The Fed members continue to cite elevated long term
    yields as a reason 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 recent New Zealand inflation and employment data surprised to the upside but
    the PMIs continue to slide further into contraction.
  • 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 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
bounced near the bottom of the range around the 0.5860 level and rallied
strongly into new highs breaking out of the range. The price is now pulling
back as it got 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 the price
action within the range has been messy without clear levels to lean on. The
price might now come back to the resistance turned support around
the 0.60 handle in what could end up being a “break and retest” pattern. We can
also see that we have some strong confluence around
the support zone
where we can find the upward trendline, the red
21 moving average and the 50% Fibonacci retracement level.
This is where the buyers are likely to step in with a defined risk below the
trendline to position for another rally into the 0.6117 resistance. The
sellers, on the other hand, will want to see the price breaking lower to pile
in and extend the drop into the lows.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that the
latest leg higher diverged with
the MACD which
is generally a sign of weakening momentum often followed by pullbacks or
reversals. This might be a good confirmation signal that the NZDUSD pair might
indeed pull back to the support zone around the 0.60 handle where buyers will
look for a bounce, while the sellers will look for a break.

Upcoming Events

This week the market is likely to focus on the US CPI
report as that’s what might change the expectations around the next FOMC rate
decision. Today, we will see the US PPI data and later in the day the FOMC
Meeting Minutes. Tomorrow, it will be the time for the US CPI report, and at
the same time we will also get the latest Jobless Claims figures, while late in
the evening we’ll also get the New Zealand Manufacturing PMI data. On Friday we
conclude the week with the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment report.

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