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Technical Analysis – NZD/USD pulls back near 2-month highs

NZD/USD pulls back near 2-month highs; remains in sideways channel.

NZD/USD stretched its seven-day rally to a more than two-month high of 0.6690 on Wednesday, remaining within the Ichimoku cloud. The price advanced above the bullish cross within the 20- and 40-simple moving averages (SMA) and is trying to exit from the two-month congestion area of 0.6490 – 0.6680.

The near-term bias is looking neutral-to-bullish as the RSI is flatlining above the 50-neutral level, while the MACD is strengthening its positive momentum well above its trigger line, suggesting more upside pressure in the daily timeframe.

Should NZD/USD make another run higher, it’s likely to meet resistance at the strong area of the 200-day SMA and the 50.0% Fibonacci retracement level of the downfall from 0.6940 – 0.6480 at 0.6705. A successful break above this key area would open the way for the immediate resistance of the 61.8% Fibo of 0.6760 but before that, the price might need to overcome another hurdle of 0.6720.

If the bullish movement fails to hold and prices turn lower, the 38.2% Fibonacci mark of 0.6655 is the nearest support that could halt steeper declines. Potentially the more important support is the 23.6% Fibo of 0.6590, which overlaps with the 20-day SMA. If breached, it would shift the focus to the downside and prices could slip until the lower bound of the range at 0.6490.

In the near-term picture, NZD/USD would need to make a sustained climb above the 200-SMA in order for the outlook to become convincingly bullish.


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Source: XM

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