NZD/USD trades at fresh monthly highs near 0.6380


  • Industrial production in China expanded at a more robust pace than expected in September.
  • US Dollar Index continues to move sideways near the 97.50 mark.
  • NZD/USD remains on track to post gains for the fourth straight week. 

The NZD/USD pair built on Thursday's gains and climbed to its highest level since mid-September at 0.6377 on Friday. As of writing, the pair was trading at 0.6370, adding 0.4% on a daily basis. Unless the pair makes a sharp U-turn and erases more than 50 pips in the remainder of the day, it will close the week in the positive territory for the fourth straight week.

Chinese data help antipodeans

Earlier in the day, the data from China showed that the Chinese economy expanded by 1.5% on a quarterly basis in the third quarter to match the market consensus. Additionally, industrial production in China in September rose by 5.8% on a yearly basis following August's reading of 4.4% and beat analysts' estimate of 5% to provide a boost to antipodeans.

On the other hand, the selling pressure surrounding the Greenback remained intact on Friday and helped the pair stretch higher. The upbeat market sentiment dampened the demand for the USD throughout the week and the disappointing macroeconomic data releases from the US put additional weight on the currency's shoulders.

Ahead of Kansas City Fed President Esther George, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan, and Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Richard Clarida's speeches later in the session, the US Dollar Index is at its lowest level since August 23 at 97.47, losing 0.1% and 0.9% on a daily and weekly basis, respectively.

Technical levels to watch for

NZD/USD

Overview
Today last price 0.6368
Today Daily Change 0.0021
Today Daily Change % 0.33
Today daily open 0.6347
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 0.6295
Daily SMA50 0.6349
Daily SMA100 0.6487
Daily SMA200 0.6615
 
Levels
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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