- NZD/USD gained traction for the second straight day amid some fresh USD selling bias.
- Dovish Fed expectations, sliding US bond yields, positive risk tone undermined the buck.
- Investors now look forward to the US Retail Sales figures for a fresh directional impetus.
The NZD/USD pair climbed to two-day tops during the first half of the European session, with bulls looking to extend the momentum further beyond the 0.7200 mark.
The pair built on the previous day's rebound from the 0.7135 region, or over one-week lows and gained some follow-through traction on the last trading day of the week. This marked the second consecutive day of a positive move and was sponsored by the emergence of some fresh selling around the US dollar.
The USD struggled to capitalize on this week's positive move, instead met with some fresh supply amid the Fed's stubbornly dovish stance. A slew of Fed officials reiterated that price pressures would prove transitory and is unlikely to prompt an immediate shift in the US central bank's positioning.
Investors now seem convinced that the Fed would keep interest rates low for a longer period. This was reinforced by the ongoing decline in the US Treasury bond yields. Apart from this, a fresh leg up in the equity markets further undermined the safe-haven USD and benefitted the perceived riskier kiwi.
Moving ahead, the focus now shifts to the US economic docket, highlighting the release of monthly Retail Sales figures and Prelim Michigan Consumer Sentiment. The data will be scrutinized for guidance on whether the upward pressure on prices will persist, which will influence Fed rate expectations.
This, along with the US bond yields, will play a key role in driving the USD in the near term. Apart from this, traders will further take cues from the broader market risk sentiment for some short-term trading opportunities around the NZD/USD pair.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||0.7199|
|Today Daily Change||0.0030|
|Today Daily Change %||0.42|
|Today daily open||0.7169|
|Previous Daily High||0.7195|
|Previous Daily Low||0.7134|
|Previous Weekly High||0.7301|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.7115|
|Previous Monthly High||0.7287|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.6945|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.7172|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.7157|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.7137|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.7105|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.7076|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.7198|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.7227|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.7259|
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