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  • Kiwi recovers versus US dollar after Wednesday’s slide.
  • US dollar down across the board on lower US yields.

The NZD/USD rose to 0.7216, hitting a fresh daily high after the begging of the American session, boosted by a decline of the greenback across the board. The pair is rising after falling on Wednesday to 0.7150, the lowest level in a week.

After the minutes

The minutes from Federal Reserve’s meeting continue to be digested by market participants as “several policymakers” say they agreed to start discussing about tapering. On Thursday, economic data came in mixed. Initial Jobless claims dropped more than expected to 444K, the lowest since March 2020. The Philly Fed index fell more than market consensus to 31.5.

The US dollar weakened modestly after the economic reports as US yields dropped further. The 10-year yield approached 1.70% yesterday, and now it stands at 1.63%. At the same time equity prices in Wall Street are rising, with the Dow Jones up 0.58% and the Nasdaq 1.50%.

The combination of a weaker US dollar and risk appetite is keeping the NZD/USD supported. The pair is attempting to hold above 0.7200. If it  manages  to consolidate above, the next resistance is seen at 0.7235.

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