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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Channel Top Under Pressure

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Channel Top Under Pressure

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • NZD/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 0.6512, 0.6353, 0.6218
  • Resistance:0.6679, 0.6791, 0.6973

The New Zealand Dollar is trying to edge upward against its US counterpart after producing a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern. A daily close above the 14.6% Fibonacci retracementat 0.6679 exposes the 23.6% level at 0.6791. Alternatively, a move below the 14.6% Fib expansion at 0.6512 clears the way for a challenge of the 0.6353-0.6400 area (channel floor, 23.6% expansion).

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 an actionable opportunity to present itself.

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

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