NZDUSD

Daily Market Comment – Bank of England lifts sterling; dollar battered but still standing

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 8:25 am GMT

Sterling jumps after BoE seems reluctant towards negative rates, upgrades forecasts Stocks climb, dollar resumes downfall as markets keep betting Congress will deliver Dollar testing a crucial support area again – tomorrow’s NFP may be pivotal Otherwise, the spotlight remains on whether Congress will reach a deal soon BoE strikes a more cheerful tone, pound listens The Bank of England (BoE) unanimously voted to keep its policy unchanged today and struck a fairly optimistic tone. Even though it acknowledged the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar comeback falters as yields sink, gold sparkles

Posted on August 5, 2020 at 8:39 am GMT

Greenback attempts comeback, but fails as bond yields plummet Gold salutes crumbling dollar and yields, hits new record above $2000 Stocks crawl higher as stimulus negotiations ‘move in the right direction’ Overall, bond market is saying something’s wrong, but stocks don’t mind Falling bond yields stop dollar rebound in its tracks Those hoping for a summer lull in financial markets come August have likely been left disappointed, as there has been absolutely no shortage of volatility so far this week. [..]

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Jump in New Zealand unemployment may curb soaring kiwi – Forex News Preview

Posted on August 4, 2020 at 6:19 am GMT

New Zealand’s jobless rate is expected to have surged to a 7-year high in the June quarter as employers struggle to maintain staff numbers in the face of the global pandemic. The data, due on Wednesday (Tuesday, 22:45 GMT), might not pose an obvious threat to the local dollar’s 4-month-long uptrend versus its US rival as New Zealand has so far avoided being hit by a second wave of COVID-19 infections. However, the rocky recovery in the country’s main trading [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar shrugs off ratings downgrade, RBA in focus

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 8:17 am GMT

Dollar rebounds on profit-taking and short-covering, despite Fitch downgrade – is this a dead cat bounce? Stocks remain near highs as tech giants fly, next big move depends on Congress Australia tightens lockdown in Victoria, telegraphing dovish shift by RBA overnight Dollar shows signs of life, but is it just flows? The world’s reserve currency staged a comeback on Friday and continues to lick its wounds at the start of the new week, shrugging off a credit ratings downgrade by [..]

Week ahead – Can nonfarm payrolls halt the dollar’s descent?

Posted on July 31, 2020 at 12:41 pm GMT

It’s a huge week ahead, with the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England both announcing their rate decisions ahead of the all-important US employment data. For markets, the burning question is whether a decent payrolls report will be enough to halt the dollar’s relentless slide. The other variable that will impact most charts through the risk sentiment channel is whether Congress will reach a compromise on the new rescue package, and if so, how much will they [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar resumes slide; stocks struggle but tech bucks the trend

Posted on July 31, 2020 at 8:55 am GMT

Dollar slumps again as US economy crashes, heads for fiscal cliff Euro, pound and aussie catapult higher but yen’s jump raises eyebrows European and Asian shares skid but big tech earnings lift Nasdaq Dollar on track for worst month in decade The US dollar is headed for its worst monthly performance in nearly 10 years as economic and political woes in America increasingly undermine the world’s reserve currency just as the outlook elsewhere brightens somewhat. The US economy collapsed by [..]

Daily Market Comment – Fed soothes stimulus anxiety; dollar pares losses

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 8:52 am GMT

Fed tight lipped on new forward guidance but reaffirms pledge on easy policy Stocks buoyed but cautious ahead of tech earnings, US GDP and jobs data Dollar falls on Powell remarks, then bounces back; gold slips Fed maintains course, ups pressure on Congress The Federal Reserve left monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday but warned of a “slowing in the pace of the recovery”. Having already implemented a full range of tools in its fight against the coronavirus, the Fed’s decision [..]

Technical Analysis – NZDUSD bulls may take a breather in short-term

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 7:39 am GMT

NZDUSD pierced the 0.6700 whole number before inching down on Tuesday, stretching its upward pattern to an almost 8-month high. With the RSI having topped twice just below its 70 overbought mark, and the Stochastics shifting south from their 80 level, weakness is expected to persist in the short-term. If that is the case, the area around the 20-day simple moving average (SMA) at 0.6580 could immediately attract attention given its resilience to downside and upside pressures in the past. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Concerns the US recovery is stalling ripple through markets

Posted on July 24, 2020 at 8:33 am GMT

Investors push the ‘risk off’ button amid faltering US recovery and monopoly probes into big tech Stocks pull back alongside commodity currencies, yen and gold climb But dollar can’t catch a break – strong euro and Fed expectations in play? Overall, this seems like a correction, not a trend reversal Risk aversion makes a rare comeback Global markets finally took note of the many risks around them on Thursday, amidst clearer signs that the US recovery is stalling, seething US-China [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro takes no prisoners, dollar falls apart

Posted on July 23, 2020 at 8:23 am GMT

Dollar slide accelerates despite escalating US-China tussle, euro takes flight Markets generally in a cheerful mood, helped by signs Congress is moving closer to a compromise Gold trades like a rocket amid tanking dollar, geopolitical unrest, and stimulus hopes Euro unchained The currency market continues to be dominated by the resurgent euro, which has been liberated from its fiscal shackles after EU leaders took a step closer towards risk sharing this week. Since FX is a zero-sum game in the [..]

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