NZD/USD finds some support near 0.5900, upside potential seems limited amid bullish USD

NZD/USD struggles to capitalize on its modest uptick led by the upbeat New Zealand GDP data. The Fed’s hawkish outlook, rising US bond yields continue to underpin the USD and cap gains. A softer risk tone also benefits the safe-haven USD and supports prospects for deeper losses.

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EUR/USD consolidates recovery above 1.0650

EUR/USD consolidates recovery above 1.0650

EUR/USD extended the recovery from intraday monthly lows to the 1.0670 zone. It is holding firm above 1.0650 after the US Dollar lost momentum during the Asian session, primarily due to a retreat in US yields.


GBP/USD trims losses and rises to 1.2300

GBP/USD trims losses and rises to 1.2300

Boosted by a weaker US Dollar, the GBP/USD rebounded from six-month lows near 1.2230 and rose to the 1.2300 area. However, the Pound remains among the worst performers following the surprise dovish stance from the Bank of England.


USD/JPY holds steady above 148.00, bulls have the hand near YTD peak

USD/JPY holds steady above 148.00, bulls have the hand near YTD peak

The USD/JPY pair surges above the 148.00 mark after bouncing off the 147.47 low during the early Asian trading hours on Thursday. The upside in the US Dollar (USD) is bolstered by the hawkish stance of the Federal Reserve (Fed) following Wednesday’s policy meeting. The pair is trading at 148.41, up 0.05% on the day. 


Gold trims weekly gains, trades around $1,920 Premium

Gold trims weekly gains, trades around $1,920

XAU/USD extended its weekly decline to $1,913.91 as the US Dollar kept marching higher following the Federal Reserve (Fed) decision to keep rates unchanged, but remark rates will remain higher for longer. Also, the Fed left the door open for one more rate hike this year. Chair Jerome Powell said the focus is on a soft landing, suggesting they are still struggling to avoid a recession.

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WTI drops to $88.80, near a weekly low amid the Fed's hawkish remarks

WTI drops to $88.80, near a weekly low amid the Fed's hawkish remarks

Western Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US crude oil benchmark, is trading around $88.80 so far on Thursday. WTI prices face some follow-through selling to nearly a weekly low of 88.60 after the Federal Reserve (Fed) held the interest rate unchanged and delivered hawkish comments on Wednesday.

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Influential Institutions & People for the NZDUSD

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is New Zealand's central bank. Like most central banks, the Reserve Bank is primarily a policy organisation, and exists to do three main things: formulate and implement monetary policy to maintain price stability, promote the maintenance of a sound and efficient financial system and meet the currency needs of the public.

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On the other hand we found The Federal Reserve System (Fed) wich is the central banking system of the United States. Fed has two main targets: to keep unemployment rate to their lowest possible levels and inflation around 2%. The Federal Reserve System's structure is composed of the presidentially appointed Board of Governors, partially presidentially appointed Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The FOMC organizes 8 meetings in a year and reviews economic and financial conditions. Also determines the appropriate stance of monetary policy and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth.

Adrian Orr

Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand since March 2018. He is New Zealand born and bred, married to a novelist and they have 3 adult children. Adrian is a 1983 undergraduate of the University of Waikato (New Zealand) and a 1985 Masters graduate (with Distinction) from the University of Leicester (England). Following his Masters, Adrian remained in the United Kingdom for three years working as a Research Associate and tutor at the City University Business School, in London. Adrian returned to New Zealand in 1988 to take up the position of Research Economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research before joining the Economics team at the National Bank of New Zealand the following year. In 1992 Adrian moved to France to work as an economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). After holding this role for three years, Adrian returned to New Zealand and worked for a short time as a Chief Analyst at The Treasury, before returning to the National Bank as Chief Economist. Adrian was appointed Chief Manager of the economics team at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 1997, providing core economic and policy advice to the Governor.

Jerome Powell

Jerome H. Powell took office as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 5, 2018, for a four-year term. Mr. Powell also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. Mr. Powell has served as a member of the Board of Governors since taking office on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed to the Board and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028. Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr. Powell was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he focused on federal and state fiscal issues. From 1997 through 2005, Mr. Powell was a partner at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Powell served as an Assistant Secretary and as Undersecretary of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush, with responsibility for policy on financial institutions, the Treasury debt market, and related areas. Prior to joining the Administration, he worked as a lawyer and investment banker in New York City. Mr. Powell was born in February 1953 in Washington, D.C.




The pair indicates how many American dollars are needed to purchase a New Zealand dollar. Usually seen as a minor currency, its relevance is related to the strong commercial ties the country has with its neighbor, Australia. The NZDUSD pair is often called 'The Kiwi' as the bird is the national symbol of New Zealand.