- NZD/USD is currently better bid at one-month highs.
- The pair's daily chart is reporting a bullish reversal pattern.
- China's data is likely to show the GDP growth slowed to 6.1% in the third quarter.
NZD/USD has hit a one-month high and may extend gains if China's gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, scheduled at 02:00 GMT, betters estimates.
At press time, the currency pair is trading at 0.6369, the highest level since Sept. 16, having picked up a bid at 0.6343 in the early Asian trading hours. Also, the spot is trading above the 200-day moving average for the first time since July 30.
The pair rallied by 0.88% on Thursday - the biggest single-day gain since June 3 – validating the seller exhaustion signaled by consecutive Doji candles created on Tuesday and Wednesday. Put simply, Thursday's rise confirmed a bullish Doji reversal and opened the doors for a convincing break above 0.64.
Therefore, the rise to one-month highs seen at press time is not surprising and further upside could be seen if China's data assuage fears of a deeper slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
Focus on China data
The data due at 02:00 GMT is expected to show the gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.1% in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace since the first quarter of 1992, the earliest quarterly data on record. The economy had grown by 6.2% in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, the Industrial Production is forecasted to rise 5% year-on-year in September, having risen by 4.4% in the preceding month. September Retail Sales growth is expected to print at 7.8% year-on-year, following a 7.5% reading in August.
An above-forecast data will likely bolster the bullish setup in the NZD/USD pair. A weak data could yield a pullback in NZD/USD, although the bullish Doji reversal will remain valid as long as the pair is holding above Wednesday's low of 0.6241.
|Today last price||0.6369|
|Today Daily Change||0.0022|
|Today Daily Change %||0.35|
|Today daily open||0.6347|
|Previous Daily High||0.6356|
|Previous Daily Low||0.628|
|Previous Weekly High||0.6355|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.6276|
|Previous Monthly High||0.6452|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.6249|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.6327|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.6309|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.6299|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.6252|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.6223|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.6375|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.6404|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.6451|
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