NZD/USD Price Analysis: Falls to 0.6150 ahead of US core PCE data, RBNZ policy

  • NZD/USD drops to 0.6150 as the US Dollar gauges temporary support.
  • Investors await the US core PCE price index and the RBNZ monetary policy for further guidance.
  • The RBNZ is expected to keep interest rates at 5.50%.

The NZD/USD pair remains on the backfoot near 0.6150 in Tuesday’s European session. The Kiwi asset faces a sell-off as investors see the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) keeping its Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 5.50%.

Last week, RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr warned about economic risks associated with the over-tightening of monetary policy. While he acknowledged that the RBNZ needs to do more work to tame price pressures.

Meanwhile, the US Dollar recovers intraday losses as investors turn cautious ahead of the United States core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) price index data for January, which will be published on Thursday. The inflation data will guide market expectations for rate cuts by the Federal Reserve (Fed).

Meanwhile, Fed policymakers have been in favor of keeping interest rates unchanged in the range of %-% until they get convinced that inflation will decline to the 2% target.

NZD/USD falls sharply after testing the breakdown of the consolidation formed in a range of 0.6180-0.6220 on an hourly scale. A breakdown of the consolidation indicates that institutional investors sell inventory to retail participants.

The near-term outlook has turned bearish as it has dropped below the 50-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA), which trades around 0.6174.

The range shift move by the 14-period Relative Strength Index (RSI) from the bullish range of 40.00-80.00 to 20.00-60.00 indicates that investors will use pullback moves to make fresh shorts.

Going forward, a downside move below February 20 low near 0.6129 would expose the asset to the round-level support of 0.6100, followed by February 13 low near 0.6050.

On the flip side, an upside move would emerge if the asset will break above the round-level resistance of 0.6200, which will drive the asset towards February 22 high at 0.6220, followed by January 11 high at 0.6260.

NZD/USD hourly chart


Today last price 0.6164
Today Daily Change -0.0008
Today Daily Change % -0.13
Today daily open 0.6172
Daily SMA20 0.6126
Daily SMA50 0.618
Daily SMA100 0.6091
Daily SMA200 0.6077
Previous Daily High 0.6201
Previous Daily Low 0.6162
Previous Weekly High 0.6219
Previous Weekly Low 0.6122
Previous Monthly High 0.6339
Previous Monthly Low 0.6061
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.6177
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6186
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6156
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6139
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6117
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6195
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6217
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.6234



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