Technical Analysis: NZDUSD confirms rising wedge bullish pattern on strong NZ employment

With the firmer Q2 jobs report, the RBNZ is all set to become the first developed nation central bank to announce a rate hike in 2021. The bullish consensus spread like a wildfire among the top-tier banks following the data, fueling the NZDUSD prices beyond a key hurdle from mid-June, which in turn confirmed a bullish formation suggesting a theoretical jump towards revising the May month’s low near 0.7315. During the run-up, tops marked during July and June, respectively near 0.7100 and 0.7240 may offer an intermediate halt.

Alternatively, pullback moves below the resistance-turned-support line, around 0.7025, will be challenged by 200-SMA and a one-week-old rising support line, close to 0.6990–85. Should NZD/USD sellers break the 0.6985 level, the pair’s further weakness towards 0.6920 and July’s bottom surrounding 0.6880 can’t be ruled out. However, the support line of the stated wedge, around 0.6860, will challenge the quote’s declines past 0.6880. Overall, optimism concerning the RBNZ’s rate hike backs the NZDUSD bulls.

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