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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Short Trade Triggered Above 0.68

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Short Trade Triggered Above 0.68

2016-04-25 02:45:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • NZD/USD Technical Strategy: Short at 0.6863
  • Kiwi Dollar drops below monthly trend support, hints at deeper losses ahead
  • Short trade triggered, aiming for a move below the 0.68 figure vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand Dollar moved lower against its US counterpart as expected after putting in a bearish Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern. Prices have now broken below support capping the downside since mid-March, hinting a larger bearish reversal may be in the works.

A daily close below the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 0.6784 opens the door for a test of the 50% level at 0.6701. Alternatively, a move back above 0.6887 – the intersection of the 23.6% Fib and trend line support-turned-resistance – paves the way for a challenge of the 14.6% retracement at 0.6951.

Positioning hints the long-term NZD/USD down trend may be resuming in line with our 2016 fundamental forecast and we will enter short, initially targeting 0.6784. A stop-loss will be activated on a daily close above 0.6887. We will take profit on half of the trade and move the stop-loss to breakeven once the first objective is met.

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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Short Trade Triggered Above 0.68

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