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MTrading Team • 2024-02-28

NZDUSD drops 1.0% on RBNZ’s dovish halt, focus on 0.6080-70

NZDUSD drops 1.0% on RBNZ’s dovish halt, focus on 0.6080-70

NZDUSD marks the biggest daily loss in two weeks as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announces monetary policy decision. That said, the RBNZ not only pushed back the concerns about rate hikes while keeping the practices unchanged but Governor Adrian Orr signaled the end of the rate hike trajectory in his press conference and drowned the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). With this, the quote extends the previous day’s U-turn from the 50-SMA hurdle while justifying a looming bear cross on the MACD. However, a convergence of the 200-SMA, an upward-sloping trend line from mid-November 2023 and a 50% Fibonacci ratio of the Kiwi pair’s October-December 2023 upside, near 0.6080-70, appears a tough nut to crack for the bears. Should the quote manage to remain bearish past 0.6070, the odds of witnessing a slump toward the 0.6000 psychological magnet can’t be ruled out.

Meanwhile, the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level and the 50-SMA will restrict the NZDUSD pair’s corrective bounce respectively near 0.6150 and 0.6180. Following that, the 0.6200 round figure and the monthly high of around 0.6220 will lure the Kiwi pair buyers. It should be noted that the quote’s sustained run-up beyond 0.6220 will need validation from the 0.6280 and the 0.6300 upside hurdles before targeting the late 2023 peak of around 0.6370.

Overall, the RBNZ disappoints the Kiwi bulls and lures the pair bears but the downside room appears limited.

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