NZD: Potential for higher in the near term - Westpac

Imre Speizer, Research Analyst at Westpac, suggests that the sharp rebound in global sentiment since the Brexit vote shock has boosted NZD to a one-year high, with potential for higher in the near term.

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“The next major target above is 0.7420 (April 2015 lows).

CPI next week will be important for market pricing of the RBNZ’s August meeting, currently at only 40% chance of a cut. A sub-0.5% CPI (qoq) would surely boost the chances, given the NZD TWI is 8% above RBNZ forecasts, and depress the NZD briefly.

Further out, global uncertainty combined with the RBNZ’s easy stance should act as headwinds. We see NZD/USD closer to 0.6800 by year end. The main risk to our view is that yield-hungry inflows will accelerate after further easing from the BOE, ECB and BOJ.”

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