NZD/USD clings to modest daily gains above 0.6700

  • NZD/USD pulled away from 12-day highs in American session.
  • US Dollar Index pared early losses and turned flat above 93.00.
  • GDT Price Index in New Zealand rose by 3.6% in latest auction.

The NZD/USD pair rose to its highest level since early September at 0.6737 on Tuesday but retreated modestly during the American trading hours. As of writing, the pair was up 0.3% on the day at 0.6720.

On Tuesday, the risk-on market environment weighed on the greenback and helped the pair push higher. Additionally, the upbeat data from China, which showed that Industrial Production and Retail Sales increased at a stronger pace than expected in August, provided a boost to the China-sensitive kiwi.

DXY recovers above 93.00

In the early trading hours of the American session, however, the US Dollar Index (DXY) staged a rebound and turned flat above 93.00. Although there were no significant macroeconomic data releases featured in the US economic docket, the latest headlines surrounding the US-China trade seem to have allowed the USD find demand as a safe-haven.

In a report published on Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said that the US' tariffs on China's imports were not justified and recommended that the US "brings its measures into conformity."

Meanwhile, the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) Price Index rose by 3.6% following the bi-weekly auction in New Zealand and supported the kiwi.

On Wednesday, second-quarter Current Account data will be released from New Zealand. Nevertheless, the market reaction is likely to remain muted with investors getting ready for the FOMC's monetary policy announcements later in the day. 

Technical levels to watch for


Today last price 0.672
Today Daily Change 0.0019
Today Daily Change % 0.28
Today daily open 0.6701
Daily SMA20 0.6651
Daily SMA50 0.6622
Daily SMA100 0.6452
Daily SMA200 0.639
Previous Daily High 0.6719
Previous Daily Low 0.6661
Previous Weekly High 0.6724
Previous Weekly Low 0.6601
Previous Monthly High 0.6764
Previous Monthly Low 0.6488
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.6697
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6683
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6668
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6636
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6611
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6726
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6751
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.6784



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