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Imre Speizer, Research Analyst at Westpac, points out that NZD/USD finally broke down, below the month-old range bottom at 0.6690 to 0.6665 – the lowest since March 2016.

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“The catalyst for the break lower was the RBNZ’s dovish MPS, where it shifted its OCR forecast lower by as much as 29bp. The RBNZ is now not fully projecting a hike until Q1 2021. A lower growth outlook clearly has the RBNZ concerned.”

“Combined with falling NZ-US yield spreads, the medium term outlook remains bearish.”

“That said, at some point there will be a sharp positioning cleanout (NZD futures speculators are near-record short), for which one catalyst could be a high Q2 GDP print on 20 Sep.”