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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Opting to Pass on Long Trade

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Opting to Pass on Long Trade

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • NZD/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 0.6814, 0.6745, 0.6657
  • Resistance:0.6950, 0.7033, 0.7169

The New Zealand Dollar put in a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern, hinting a move higher against its US counterpart may be brewing ahead. A daily close above the 14.6% Fibonacci retracement at 0.6950 exposes the 23.6% level at 0.7033. Alternatively, a reversal below the June 23 low at 0.6814 clears the way for a challenge of falling channel floor support at 0.6745.

Entering long looks rather tempting from a technical and risk/reward perspective. The fundamental backdrop is worrisome however, with the upcoming set of Trade Balance figures threatening to boost RBNZ rate cut expectations and Greece-linked news-flow threatening to unleash risk aversion and sting the sentiment-geared Kiwi. With that in mind, we will begrudgingly opt to stand aside for now.

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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Opting to Pass on Long Trade

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

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