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The  New Zealand dollar  continued enjoying an improving market mood but eventually reversed course and slid back down. GDP and milk prices stand out.  Here is an analysis of fundamentals and an updated technical analysis for NZD/USD.

The  better political prospects for the UK helped markets recover and the kiwi took advantage of this. But later, with better US data  and some profit taking, the pair dropped.

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NZD/USD  daily graph  with support and resistance lines on it. Click to enlarge:

NZDUSD technical graph July 18 22 2016 forex chart

  1. CPI: Sunday, 22:45. New Zealand publishes its inflation numbers only once per month, making the report more  potent in terms of market reaction. In Q1 2016, prices advanced by 0.2%. While this was a modest rise, at least it was positive after a negative Q4. A rise of 0.5% is expected now.
  2. GDT Price Index: Tuesday, during the European afternoon. The Global Dairy Trade provides a bi-weekly snapshot about the  situation of New Zealand’s main export: milk. The last auction saw a small drop of 0.4%. All in all, recent months have shown stability.
  3. Visitor Arrivals: Wednesday, 22:45. Tourism also plays a role in the New Zealand economy. A rise of 0.1% was seen in May and a similar small change could be seen now.
  4. Credit Card Spending: Thursday, 3:00. with retail sales published only once per  quarter, this publication provides some additional data. A rise of 5.9% y/y was seen last time, and a slower growth rate is on the cards now.

NZD/USD  Technical  Analysis

Kiwi/dollar continued moving higher, but struggled with 0.7290 (mentioned last week). It eventually fell to lower ground.

Technical lines, from top to bottom:

We begin from higher ground this time.the round number of 0.74 served as resistance and support back in 2015. 0.7305 is the high of 2016 so far.

0.7290 was the pre-Brexit peak and serves as high resistance. The next line is 0.7240 which capped the pair in July 2016.

0.7160 worked as  support when the kiwi was trading on much higher ground in 2014.  0.7050 was the high in  April 2015.

The round level of 0.70 is still important because of its roundness but it isn’t really strong.  The low of 0.6940 allowed for a temporary bounce.

The round 0.69 level has  switched positions to resistance. 0.6840 capped the pair during May 2016 and tops the range. 0.6720 is the low seen in May 2016 more than once providing the lower bound.

The  round level of 0.67 that works nicely as support.  Another line worth noting is 0.6640, which capped the pair in November.

I am bullish  on  NZD/USD

The situation in New Zealand still looks positive and after the  necessary  correction, the rise could resume.

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