NZD/USD Breaks December Support | Vantage FX

NZD/USD Breaks December Support

May 11, 2017

This morning we saw the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (the RBNZ), keep its benchmark interest rate on hold at 1.75%.

In doing so, we saw Wheeler and his men reiterate that they would look to keep interest rates in New Zealand on hold heading forward.

“Numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly.”

“Recent falls in the exchange rate were encouraging and would encourage the growth outlook if sustained.”

While all 26 economists that Reuters polled before the release expected no change, the Kiwi took a bit of a beating, sending it through the NZD/USD daily support level that we have been watching since last year.

The NZD/USD daily chart shows this touch of support from back in December 2016:

NZD/USD Daily:
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Click on chart to see a larger view.

While price had been exploring below the level, its inability to make any sort of meaningful close saw it recently hold on. But after the RBNZ decision and statement, support finally broke.

What I really wanted to highlight here on the NZD/USD 5 minute chart is the way that price pulled back and retested the higher time frame level that was created 5 months ago:

NZD/USD 5 Minute:
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Click on chart to see a larger view.

Come on, that’s pretty cool. And most importantly, was a nice entry level for a savvy forex day trader if you were at your charts this morning!

What are you thinking when it comes to trading NZD/USD? Make sure that you’re able to take advantage of market opportunity on a Vantage FX RAW ECN forex account.

Dane Williams – @VantageFX

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