On this sequence we scale-back and have a look at the broader technical image to realize a bit extra perspective on the place we’re in pattern. The New Zealand Dollar rallied greater than 8% towards the US Dollar because the yearly lows with the worth breakout reversing off preliminary resistance final week. Here are the important thing targets & invalidation ranges that matter on the NZD/USD weekly chart heading into the shut of the yr. Review this week’s Strategy Webinar for an in-depth breakdown of this setup and extra.
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NZD/USD Weekly Value Chart
Notes: In final month’s NZD/USD Weekly Technical Outlook we famous that Kiwi was testing multi-year pitchfork resistance round 6811/54 and, “a topside breach / shut above this formation would counsel a extra vital low is in place with such state of affairs concentrating on the 50% retracement / 52-week shifting common at 6930/32.” Value registered at a excessive at 6969 final week earlier than reversing sharply with weekly RSI struggling just under the 60-threshold.
Preliminary resistance stays regular at 6930 and is backed intently by the 200-week shifting common at ~6980s – a breach / shut above is required to maintain the long-bias viable with such a state of affairs concentrating on subsequent topside targets on the 61.8% retracement at 7050 and the yearly open at 7094. Confluence weekly help rests at 6761 with broader bullish invalidation at now raised to 6632.
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Backside line: The breakout in NZD/USD has responded to preliminary resistance at 6930 and whereas the instant threat stays for a pullback off these ranges, the medium-term outlook stays constructive whereas above 6761. From a buying and selling standpoint, we’ll favor fading weak point whereas above former slope resistance concentrating on a breakout in the direction of yearly open resistance. I’ll publish an up to date NZD/USD scalp report as soon as we get additional readability on near-term worth motion.
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NZD/USD Dealer Sentiment
- A abstract of IG Client Sentiment reveals merchants are net-short NZD/USD – the ratio stands at -1.23 (44.8% of merchants are lengthy) – weak bullish studying.
- Lengthy positions are 12.8% greater than yesterday and three.0% greater from final week
- Quick positions are 17.4% greater than yesterday and 37.4% greater from final week
- We usually take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the very fact merchants are net-short suggests NZD/USD costs could proceed to rise. Merchants are additional net-short than yesterday & final week, and the mix of present positioning and up to date modifications provides us a stronger NZD/USD-bullish contrarian buying and selling bias from a sentiment standpoint.
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— Written by Michael Boutros, Technical Foreign money Strategist with DailyFX
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