• USD/MXN plunges to multi-year lows around $18.01, despite Banxico’s cutting growth in Mexico.
  • An upbeat US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI could trigger a recovery in the USD/MXN; otherwise, a fall below $18.00 is on the cards.
  • USD/MXN Price Analysis: Bad US economy data could trigger a break below $18.00

The Mexican Peso (MXN) appreciates against the US Dollar (USD), as the USD/MXN falls to multi-year lows last seen in April 2018 at 18.0148, despite Banxico (Mexican Central Bank) cutting the growth forecast for Mexico in 2023 and 2024. At the time of writing, the USD/MXN exchanges hand at 18.0479, with losses of 0.39%.

USD/MXN falls to 5-year lows at $18.01, US ISM Services PMI eyed

Wall Street is set for a higher open. Global S&P Services and Composite PMIs improved globally, a sign that the worldwide economy is in better shape than foreseen, as traders moved to riskier assets as bond yields eased. A measure of the greenback, the US Dollar Index, drops 0.25% to 104.657.

On Wednesday, Banxico revealed that Mexico’s economy in 2023 and 2024 would grow at a slower pace than initially expected, blamed on the deterioration of US expectations, namely in the industrial sector, according to an inflation report. Banxico forecasts economic growth of 1.6% for Mexico in 2023, lower than the 1.8% estimated, while for 2024, the projection is reduced to 1.8% from 2.1%.

At around 15:00 GMT, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) would reveal the Non-Manufacturing PMI for February, expected to come at 54.5, below January’s 55.2. Due to high inflationary readings in the United States (US), the prices subcomponent would be closely monitored by investors, with the ISM Prices Paid Index expected to rise to drop from 67.8 in January to 64.5 in February.

An upbeat US ISM Non-Manufacturing report could trigger flows to the US Dollar, which means the USD/MXN could rise from YTD lows. In addition, speculations that Banxico is near pausing its tightening cycle would reduce the interest rate differentials between the US and Mexico. Also, sentiment deterioration would play an important piece of the puzzle in the future of the USD/MXN pair.

Also read: When is the US ISM Services PMI, and how could it affect EUR/USD?

USD/MXN Technical analysis

The USD/MXN daily chart portrays the pair as downward biased. After the USD/MXN pair consolidated around $18.30, Wednesday’s fall opened the door to test the 18.0000 psychological barriers. A breach of the latter will expose April’s 2018 swing low at 17.9388, followed by July’s 2017 lows of 17.4498. On the other hand, if the USD/MXN recovers above 18.1930, March’s 2 high, that would open the door to test the MTD high at 18.3296.

USD/MXN Technical levels

USD/MXN

Overview
Today last price 18.0506
Today Daily Change -0.0782
Today Daily Change % -0.43
Today daily open 18.1288
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 18.5436
Daily SMA50 18.8403
Daily SMA100 19.236
Daily SMA200 19.6896
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 18.1938
Previous Daily Low 18.094
Previous Weekly High 18.5056
Previous Weekly Low 18.2984
Previous Monthly High 19.2901
Previous Monthly Low 18.2954
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 18.1557
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 18.1321
Daily Pivot Point S1 18.084
Daily Pivot Point S2 18.0391
Daily Pivot Point S3 17.9842
Daily Pivot Point R1 18.1837
Daily Pivot Point R2 18.2386
Daily Pivot Point R3 18.2835

 

 

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