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Imre Speizer, analyst at Westpac, explains that the NZD/USD pair has rebounded last week as the US dollar fell and there’s potential for it to rise further towards the 0.6900-0.6940 area if the US dollar remains subdued.

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“NZ data next Wed and Thu should be NZD negative on the day, and possibly beyond if markets think it’s enough to cause a shift in RBNZ stance.”

“OIS markets are pricing a 90% chance of an RBNZ rate cut by March 2020, and a major GDP disappointment should see a cut fully priced.”

“Aside from the above negatives, NZD/USD looks fairly priced, according to our yield and commodity based model. And CFTC speculative positioning has flipped from extremely short to neutral.”

“So our multi-month forecast of 0.66 requires fair value to shift lower, via a fall in NZ-US yield spreads.”