NZDUSD Technical Analysis – Bears are waiting at these levels to sell the rally

The Fed hiked interest rates by 25 bps as expected and kept everything
unchanged. Fed Chair Powell reaffirmed their data dependency and kept all the
options on the table. The US data since the FOMC meeting has been supporting
the soft-landing narrative as the labour market indicators remained strong
while the inflation data missed expectations.

The RBNZ, on the other hand, kept its official cash
rate unchanged while stating that it will remain at the restrictive level for
the foreseeable future to ensure that inflation comes down back to target. The
recent New Zealand inflation data though surprised to the upside
which might put some pressure on the central bank at the next rate decision,
although they are more likely to keep rates steady.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that NZDUSD has sold
off heavily since the tap into the key 0.6389 resistance. The
target for the sellers should be the 0.5987 low, but we will need more strong
US data to keep the bearish momentum going.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we are
starting to see a divergence with the
MACD which is
generally a sign of weakening momentum often followed by pullbacks or
reversals. In this case, we might see a deeper pullback into the downward trendline where we
can also find the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level.
The sellers are likely to step in there with a defined risk above the trendline
to target the low. The buyers, on the other hand, will want to see the price
breaking above the trendline to increase their conviction and target the 0.6389
resistance again.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that we
have another strong short-term resistance zone at the minor trendline where
there’s confluence with
the previous swing low level, the 50% Fibonacci retracement level and the red
21 moving average. Aggressive sellers may step in here already to target
another selloff into the low. The buyers, on the other hand, will pile in more
aggressively if the price breaks above the trendline and target the break above
the major trendline.

Upcoming Events

Today we have the US
ADP report, which is a less reliable labour market indicator, but it can be a
market moving piece of data. Tomorrow, the market will focus on the US Jobless
Claims and the ISM Services PMI. On Friday, we will finally see the latest US
NFP report. Strong data should support the US Dollar, while weak readings are
likely to weigh on the greenback.

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