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NZD/USD To Continue Retreat Following Dark Cloud Cover Formation

NZD/USD To Continue Retreat Following Dark Cloud Cover Formation

David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst

Talking Points

  • NZD/USD Technical Strategy: Shorts Preferred
  • Dark Cloud Cover on the daily warning of continued declines
  • Further falls likely to be met by buying support at 0.8600

The Dark Cloud Cover formation noted in the most recent candlesticks report has resulted in extended weakness for NZD/USD, which follows on from a failure to crack the critical 0.8740 mark last week. While the signal suggests the potential for further declines, traders should be mindful that the uptrend remains intact. A continued pullback is likely to be met by buying support at the 0.8600 handle.

NZD/USD: Dark Cloud Cover Receives Confirmation

NZDUSD-To-Continue-Retreat-Following-Dark-Cloud-Cover-Formation_body_Picture_2.png, NZD/USD To Continue Retreat Following Dark Cloud Cover Formation

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

Drilling down to the four hour chart; the Morning Star formation saw a fairly limited reaction from traders, with a test of the 0.8700 handle prompting the bears to re-emerge. With a bullish reversal signal now seemingly absent in intraday trade, the Kiwi may be dip back to the 0.8600 mark.

NZD/USD: Morning Star Sees Limited Reaction

NZDUSD-To-Continue-Retreat-Following-Dark-Cloud-Cover-Formation_body_Picture_1.png, NZD/USD To Continue Retreat Following Dark Cloud Cover Formation

Four Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

By David de Ferranti, Market Analyst, FXCM

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