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NZD/USD climbs further beyond 0.6500 mark, highest since late January

NZD/USD climbs further beyond 0.6500 mark, highest since late January

  • NZD/USD continued scaling higher for the fifth consecutive session on Friday.
  • The risk-on mood undermined the safe-haven USD and remained supportive.
  • Investors now eye the US monthly jobs report for a fresh directional impetus.

The NZD/USD pair extended it's steady appreciating move and climbed further beyond the key 0.6500 psychological mark, hitting over four-month tops in the last hour.

The pair to built on this week's bullish break through the very important 200-day SMA and gained some follow-through traction for the fifth consecutive session. The US dollar bearish pressure remained unabated on the last trading day of the week and was seen as a key factor driving the NZD/USD pair higher.

Growing optimism over a sharp V-shaped global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic remained supportive of the prevalent risk-on environment. This, in turn, weighed heavily on the greenback's relative safe-haven status and continued benefitting perceived riskier antipodean currencies, like the kiwi.

Bulls seemed rather unaffected by concerns about a further escalation in the US-China tensions. Relations between the world's two largest economies soured further after the US suspended passenger flights by Chinese airline in response to the dragon nation's move to bar American carriers from re-entering China.

It will now be interesting to see if bulls maintain their dominant position or opt to take some profits off the table. Extremely overbought conditions on short-term charts might keep a lid on any additional gains ahead of Friday's release of the closely watched US monthly jobs report, popularly known as NFP.

The US economy is expected to have lost 8 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate is anticipated to have jumped to 19.8% on the back of coronavirus-induced lockdowns. The data will influence the near-term USD price dynamics and help investors determine the NZD/USD pair's next leg of a directional move.

Technical levels to watch


Today last price 0.6511
Today Daily Change 0.0049
Today Daily Change % 0.76
Today daily open 0.6462
Daily SMA20 0.6157
Daily SMA50 0.6073
Daily SMA100 0.6187
Daily SMA200 0.6316
Previous Daily High 0.6478
Previous Daily Low 0.6404
Previous Weekly High 0.6241
Previous Weekly Low 0.6083
Previous Monthly High 0.6241
Previous Monthly Low 0.5921
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.645
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.6432
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.6418
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.6373
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.6343
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.6492
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.6523
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.6567


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