New Zealand Dollar Talking Points
NZD/USD depreciates for six consecutive days because the Federal Reserve unveils a extra detailed exit technique, and the trade fee might try to check the September 2020 low (0.6512) because the Relative Strength Index (RSI) sits in oversold territory.
NZD/USD Rate Eyes September 2020 Low as RSI Sits in Oversold Territory
NZD/USD clears the November 2020 low (0.6589) because it trades to a recent yearly low (0.6570), and the oversold studying within the RSI is more likely to be accompanied by an additional decline within the trade fee like the worth motion seen throughout the earlier month.
The weak spot in NZD/USD appears poised to persist till the RSI climbs again above 30 to point a textbook purchase sign, and it appears as if developments popping out of the US will proceed to sway the trade fee amid the restricted response to the larger-than-expected rise in New Zealand’s Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Nevertheless, heightening worth pressures might encourage the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to additional normalize financial coverage because the headline studying for inflation climbs to five.9% from 4.9% every year within the fourth quarter of 2021 to mark the very best studying since 1990, and it stays to be seen if the central financial institution will elevate the official money fee (OCR) at its subsequent assembly on February 23 after delivering back-to-back fee hikes final 12 months.
Until then, NZD/USD might proceed to depreciate because it extends the collection of decrease highs and lows from earlier this week, and the lean in retail sentiment appears poised to persist as merchants have been net-long NZD/USD since mid-November.
The IG Client Sentiment report exhibits 66.77% of merchants are at present net-long NZD/USD, with the ratio of merchants lengthy to quick standing at 2.01 to 1.
The variety of merchants net-long is 3.50% decrease than yesterday and a couple of.13% decrease from final week, whereas the variety of merchants net-short is 9.25% decrease than yesterday and a couple of.83% decrease from final week. The decline in net-long curiosity has executed little to alleviate the crowding conduct as 66.10% of merchants have been net-long NZD/USD earlier this week, whereas the decline in net-short place comes because the trade fee trades to a recent yearly low (0.6570).
With that mentioned, NZD/USD might try to check the September 2020 low (0.6512) because the RSI pushes under 30, with the oversold studying within the oscillator more likely to be accompanied by an additional decline within the trade fee like the worth motion seen throughout the earlier month.
NZD/USD Rate Daily Chart
Source: Trading View
- Keep in thoughts, NZD/USD traded to a recent 2021 low (0.6701) in December even because the Relative Strength Index (RSI) recovered from oversold territory, with the broader outlook tilted to the draw back as each the 50-Day SMA (0.6783) and 200-Day SMA (0.6997) mirror a adverse slope.
- NZD/USD now seems to be on observe to check the September 2020 low (0.6512) because it clears the November 2020 low (0.6589), however want a break/shut under the 0.6570 (61.8% growth) area to deliver the 0.6470 (50% retracement) to 0.6480 (78.6% growth) space on the radar, with the subsequent zone of curiosity coming in round 0.6370 (50% retracement) to 0.6430 (78.6% growth).
- However, lack of momentum to interrupt/shut under the 0.6570 (61.8% growth) area might pull the RSI out of oversold territory, with a transfer above the 0.6630 (50% growth) to 0.6640 (23.6% growth) space opening up the 0.6690 (38.2% growth) to 0.6710 (61.8% growth) area.
— Written by David Song, Currency Strategist
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