The Highly Technical NZD/USD

August 9, 2016

Finally a bit of a breather from the central bank merry-go-round we have been riding over the last week.

A breather that I’ve taken as a chance to reset some of my charts and expand what I’m looking at to encompass some of the pairs I don’t pay a lot of attention to.

Pairs like the Kiwi:

Oh wait, that’s not the NZD/USD chart. Sorry about that New Zealand!

NZD/USD Daily:
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There we go, that’s the one.

With the RBNZ expected to cut on Thursday morning, direction will come from any forward guidance in the accompanying rate statement. Expectation seems to be that Wheeler will take a neutral stance heading into the decision and combined with the continual hunt for yield in a low interest rate environment, the pair has continued to rally whether the USD is or not.

The Daily chart shows a clear, higher time frame bullish trend. Something that’s always important to first take a look at before going any further. Add in the markers where a gap also lines up with a past area of interest on the chart, and we have something to start to form a trade around.

NZD/USD Hourly:
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The NZD/USD hourly chart I’ve gone with here might look a little crowded, but enlarge it and bare with me.

The red horizontal lines are the higher time frame levels from the daily chart above, while the thick blue lines are all previous swing lows as Kiwi trended down cleanly around a month ago.

The crosses are colour coded to mark the touches on each line and highlight just how cleanly technical the pair continues to trade. With the latest bounce out of the higher time frame price level, that latest ‘red re-test’ looks like today’s key level which allows us to manage our risk around.

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