NZDUSD Analysis | Improving Risk Sentiment Supports NZDUSD

BY Janne Muta

|October 27, 2023

NZD Analysis - The US 10 yr. yields moved lower yesterday pressuring the dollar and supporting the major counterparts of the USD. USD lost ground almost across the board weakening only against the CAD. The commodity currencies NZD and AUD moved higher suggesting the market sentiment could be improving.

NZDUSD has faced a downward trend since March, with the USD pressuring the New Zealand dollar, causing the rallies to fail. However, yesterday the NZD strengthened against the USD, leading to a bullish hammer candle formation in NZDUSD.

Summary of this NZDUSD analysis report

  • The NZDUSD has been on a downtrend since March, primarily pressured by a strengthening USD.
  • On a weekly timeframe, a significant support level established in October 2022 stands at 0.5810, aligning with the bear channel low.
  • Recent daily data shows a bullish candle formation in NZDUSD, indicating a potential easing of selling pressure.
  • The drop in the US 10 yr. yields pressured the USD against the NZD yesterday.
  • The stochastic oscillator's bullish crossover on the daily timeframe suggests a loss of downside momentum in NZDUSD.

Read our full NZDUSD analysis report below.

NZDUSD Analysis

NZDUSD Technical Analysis, Weekly Chart

NZDUSD Analysis, Weekly

The NZDUSD currency pair has been trending lower since March this year. USD strength has pressured the New Zealand dollar and the rallies have failed. This week the market has been trading sideways above a market structure level (0.5810) created in October 2022.

This level roughly coincides with the bear channel low, providing it with more significance in NZDUSD analysis. At the same time, the stochastic oscillator is oversold at the current value of 10.21.

Key Resistance and Market Moves

The nearest key resistance level is relatively close by at 0.5871. Unless the market can rally decisively above this level, it is likely to remain under pressure and could break down to 0.5743. Above 0.5871, look for a move to 0.5973 or so.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis, Daily Chart

NZDUSD Analysis, Daily

Yesterday, the New Zealand dollar strengthened against the US dollar. The upward move created a bullish candle in NZDUSD with a long wick below the candle body. This bullish candle formation suggests that the selling pressure has eased and buyers have stepped into the market.

Stochastic Oscillator's Bullish Move

The stochastic oscillator has given a bullish crossover and is moving higher. If the market can close decisively above yesterday's high at 0.5830, the market could rally further and move to 0.5870. A failure to do so could push the market down to 0.5780.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis, 4h Chart

NZDUSD Analysis, 4h

The 4-hour chart shows the market trading inside a bearish trend channel. At the time of writing, the market is struggling to penetrate a 4h market structure level at 0.5830. This level is yesterday's high, which we referred to in the daily NZDUSD analysis section.

Sloping Resistance Area

The 4-hour chart also reveals how the market is edging closer to the upper end of the bearish trend channel. The 50-period moving average is closely aligned with the channel top, creating a sloping resistance area above the current market price. The stochastic oscillator could be giving a sell signal after being in the overbought territory.

NZDUSD Technical Analysis, Client Sentiment Graph

Client sentiment analysis

TIOmarkets clients are mostly bearish on NZDUSD with 69% of clients holding short positions and 31% holding long positions in the market.

Please remember that the retail trader client sentiment is a contrarian indicator as most of the retail traders are on average betting against the market trends. This is why, experienced traders tend to trade against the retail client sentiment. You can follow the TIOmarkets client sentiment live on our Forex dashboard.

The Next Key Risk Events

  • US Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment
  • USD Employment Cost Index
  • Chicago PMI
  • US CB Consumer Confidence
  • New Zealand's Employment Change

Potential NZDUSD market moves

The NZDUSD pair finds robust support, driving prices higher. Renewed buying interest and positive economic indicators push the currency above 0.5871 signaling a potential upward trend.

Negative data releases and geopolitical tensions could weigh down the currency, pushing the market back to 0.5773.

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Janne Muta

Janne Muta holds an M.Sc in finance and has over 20 years experience in analysing and trading the financial markets.

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