NZD/USD: Potential to match the 2016 high of 0.7485 - Westpac

Whilst technically stretched, there’s more life left in NZD/ USD and there’s potential to match the 2016 high of 0.7485, according to Imre Speizer, Research Analyst at Westpac.

Key Quotes

“NZD/USD’s two-month old rally remains mainly driven by the falling US dollar. However that rally is technically stretched, and speculators are as long as they were in 2014, warning of a decent correction sometime in the next few weeks.”

“The data highlight this week will be the Q2 CPI release on Tue. We estimate it slipped from 2.2% yoy to 1.8% yoy (1.0% qoq to 0.1% qoq). Also watched by the market will be the GDT dairy auction (Tue). Migration, services PMI are also on the slate.”

Three months ahead: Our medium term outlook for NZD/USD is mainly dependant on the outlook for the US dollar. A rebound in the US dollar by year end could drag NZD/USD back to the 0.69 area. However, US fundamental developments (economic and political) are not promising.”

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