- NZD/USD fades the bounce from two-week lows, as USD bulls return.
- Post-Fed risk-on mood, recovery in the US yields drive the USD uptick.
- Focus shifts to the US NFP release for a decisive move in the kiwi.
NZD/USD is back in the red zone, heading towards the 0.7150 level in Thursday’s Asian trading.
The resurgent demand for the US dollar amid a rebound in the US Treasury yields is weighing on the kiwi’s recovery from two-week lows of 0.7092 reached on Tuesday.
The yields and the dollar are reversing the US Federal Reserve (Fed) inflicted losses, in the face of Chair Jerome Powell turning out dovish, citing patience on raising the interest rates until the central bank’s maximum employment goal is achieved.
The Fed announced tapering of its bond-buying programme by $15 billion per month while noting the rising price pressures are ‘expected to be transitory’.
The dovish stint by Powell and Co. is contradicting the strong hawkish expectations from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ). The RBNZ is expected to hike rates by as much as 50bps when its meets later this month.
The monetary policy divergence between the Fed and RBNZ could help limit any pullback in NZD/USD, as traders may readjust their positions ahead of Friday’s critical US Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) release.
In the meantime, the US weekly Jobless Claims and goods trade balance could entertain the traders this Thursday.
NZD/USD technical levels to consider
|Today last price||0.7157|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0002|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.03|
|Today daily open||0.7159|
|Previous Daily High||0.7174|
|Previous Daily Low||0.7102|
|Previous Weekly High||0.7218|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.713|
|Previous Monthly High||0.7219|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.6876|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.7147|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.713|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.7117|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.7074|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.7045|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.7188|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.7217|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.726|
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