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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for Clear Breakout

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for Clear Breakout

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • NZD/USD Technical Strategy:Flat
  • Support: 0.7680, 0.7548, 0.7401
  • Resistance:0.7816, 0.7974, 0.8034

The New Zealand Dollar remains locked in a now-familiar range above the 0.76 figure against the US Dollar. Near-term support is at 0.7680, the December 18 low, with a break below that on a daily closing basis exposing the intersection of channel floor support and the 23.6% level in the 0.7548-80 area. Alternatively, a break above channel top resistance at 0.7816 clears the way for a challenge of the November 17 high at 0.7974.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering long with prices in close proximity to resistance. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests taking up the short side is premature. We will remain flat for now, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.

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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for Clear Breakout

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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