NZD/USD drops below 0.65 as RBNZ leaves the door open for additional stimulus


  • NZD/USD faces selling pressure after dovish comments by the RBNZ.
  • The central bank is committed to providing additional stimulus if required. 
  • RBNZ kept rates and the QE program size unchanged, as expected.

The offered tone around the New Zealand dollar strengthened, pushing the NZD/USD pair lower from 0.6504 to 0.6499 following the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's dovish monetary policy statement. 

Indeed, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept rates unchanged at the record low of 0.25% and made no changes to the asset purchase program size (NZD 60 billion), as expected. 

The central bank, however, said that it is prepared to use additional monetary policy tools as needed and committed to reviewing quantum of the asset purchase program. Put simply, the bank stands ready to increase the size of the asset purchases if the offshore coronavirus cases continue to accelerate, causing a deeper slowdown in both the global and the domestic economy. 

In addition, the RBNZ expressed concerns about the strength in the New Zealand dollar. "Rising exchange rate has put further pressure on export earnings," the bank's statement said. The NZD/USD pair has rallied by 0.5469 to 0.6585in the 2-1/2 months to June 10. 

At press time, the pair is trading in the red near 0.6480. The Kiwi may suffer deeper losses during the day ahead if the global equities come under pressure due to quarter-end rebalancing, as expected by prominent investment banks. 

Technical levels

NZD/USD

Overview
Today last price 0.6475
Today Daily Change -0.0017
Today Daily Change % -0.26
Today daily open 0.6492
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 0.6416
Daily SMA50 0.6198
Daily SMA100 0.6177
Daily SMA200 0.6323
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 0.6534
Previous Daily Low 0.6437
Previous Weekly High 0.6507
Previous Weekly Low 0.6381
Previous Monthly High 0.6241
Previous Monthly Low 0.5921
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.6497
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6474
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6441
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.639
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6343
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6538
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6585
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.6636

 

 

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