NZD/USD Tracks Monthly Range Ahead of New Zealand Inflation Report 2020-10-21 00:00:00 Share: New Zealand Dollar Talking Points NZD/USD tracks the monthly range as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) shows a greater willingness to boost its non-standard measures, but the update to New Zealand’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) may prop up the exchange rate as the headline reading for inflation is expected to recover in the third quarter. Advertisement NZD/USD Tracks Monthly Range Ahead of New Zealand Inflation Report NZD / USD approaches the monthly low (0.7006) even though RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr warns that the limits on high loan-to-value ratio (LVR) lending could be reestablished as the central bank head insists that there’s “ plenty of room ” for the board to adjust the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) Programme , which currently sits at NZ$100 billion. […] In turn, the update to New Zealand’s CPI may keep Governor Orr and Co. on the sidelines as the headline reading for inflation is projected to increase to 1.7% from 1.5% in the second quarter of 2020, and key market trends may sway NZD/USD ahead of the RBNZ meeting on November 11 as the US Dollar continues to reflect an inverse relationship with investor confidence. […] The rise in net-long position comes as NZD/USD tracks the monthly range, while the decline in net-short interest has helped to alleviate the tilt in retail sentiment as 39.91% of traders were net-long the pair last week. […] With that said, NZD/USD may face range bound conditions as the decline from earlier this week fails to produce a test of the monthly low (0.7006) , and an improvement in New Zealand’s CPI may push the exchange rate back towards the monthly high (0.6682) as the Relative Strength Index (RSI) breaks out of the downward trend carried over from September.
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