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In opinion of FX Strategists at UOB Group, NZD/USD could attempt a move to the 0.6520 area in the next weeks.

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24-hour view: “After dropping sharply last Friday (07 Aug), NZD traded in a relatively quiet manner between 0.6578 and 0.6611 yesterday (10 Aug). While downward momentum is lackluster, there is room for NZD to edge lower towards 0.6560. For today, the next support at 0.6540 is not expected to come into the picture. Resistance is at 0.6610 but the stronger level is at 0.6625.”

Next 1-3 weeks: “In our latest update for NZD from last Friday (07 Aug, spot at 0.6685), we noted that ‘while upward momentum has improved a tad but the prospect for a sustained break of 0.6710 Is not high’. We added, ‘only a daily closing above 0.6755 would indicate that NZD has moved into a fresh positive phase’. While our doubt about the start of a fresh positive was not wrong, we did not quite anticipate the subsequent sharp sell-off that sent NZD plunging by -1.29% on Friday, its biggest 1-day decline in 2 months. For now, it is too early to expect a major reversal but the late July peak of 0.6716 is likely a short-term top and this level may not come back into the picture for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, NZD is expected to trade with a downward bias towards 0.6520. On the upside, a break of 0.6660 would indicate the current mild downward pressure has eased.”