NZD/USD holds steady near weekly tops, around 0.6665-70 region

  • NZD/USD edged higher for the second consecutive session on Thursday.
  • Softer risk tone benefitted the safe-haven USD and capped the upside.
  • Investors now eye Trump-Biden face off for some meaningful impetus.

The NZD/USD pair traded with a mild positive bias through the mid-European session and was last seen trading near the top end of its daily range, around the 0.6665-70 region.

Following an early downtick to the 0.6630 area, the pair turned positive for the second straight session on Thursday and might now be looking to build on the overnight strong move up of over 100 pips. The uptick lacked any obvious fundamental catalyst and lacked any strong follow-through amid resurgent US dollar demand.

The latest optimism over the next round of the US fiscal package faded rather quickly amid the slow progress in stimulus talks and dented investors' risk appetite. This was evident from a weaker tone surrounding the equity markets, which benefitted the safe-haven greenback and capped gains for the perceived riskier kiwi.

Negotiations between House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to continue this Thursday. However, prospects for the passage of any substantial aid before the US presidential election remain dim amid strong opposition from Senate Republicans over the size of the stimulus bill.

Apart from developments surrounding the US fiscal aid, investors on Thursday will also focus on the final presidential debate between President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden. In the meantime, the release of the Initial Weekly Jobless Claims data from the US will be looked upon for some short-term trading opportunities.

Technical levels to watch


Today last price 0.6664
Today Daily Change 0.0010
Today Daily Change % 0.15
Today daily open 0.6654
Daily SMA20 0.6607
Daily SMA50 0.6633
Daily SMA100 0.6589
Daily SMA200 0.6389
Previous Daily High 0.6679
Previous Daily Low 0.6573
Previous Weekly High 0.6683
Previous Weekly Low 0.6576
Previous Monthly High 0.6799
Previous Monthly Low 0.6511
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.6639
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6613
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6591
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6529
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6485
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6697
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6741
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.6803



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