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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi Rises to 1-Year High

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi Rises to 1-Year High

Ilya Spivak,

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Talking Points:

  • NZD/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • New Zealand Dollar rises to one-year high after RBNZ rate decision
  • Tactical and risk/reward considerations argue against taking a trade

The New Zealand Dollar continued to surge against its US counterpart, taking out April’s swing high and hitting the highest level in a year. The rally found fresh fodder in the RBNZ monetary policy announcement as the central bank signaled it is in no hurry to resume interest rate cuts.

From here, a daily close above the 61.8% Fibonacci expansion at 0.7112 opens the door for a test of the 76.4% level at 0.7215. Alternatively, a reversal below the 50% Fib at 0.7089 paves the way for a challenge of the 38.2% expansion at 0.6945.

On one hand, prices are too close to near-term resistance to justify entering long from a risk/reward perspective. On the other, the absence of a clear-cut bearish reversal signal suggests it is premature to take up the short side. With that in mind, staying flat seems most attractive for the time being.

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