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Pressured On Rising US Yields, Breaks 200-Day EMA


NZD/USD prints at $0.6280/85, down ~0.8% in yesterday's trading.

  • The pair was pressured as rising US Yields underpinned greenback strength, stronger than expected US Retail Sales saw losses extended below the 200-day EMA.
  • A recovery in US Equities facilitated a bounce off session lows, Kiwi pared losses of as much as 1.3% to deal at current levels.
  • AUD/NZD is dealing below $1.10 having failed to sustain its break yesterday, last prints $1.0980/90.
  • A close below the 200-day EMA opens up the low from 6 Jan at $0.6191. Bulls target a break of $0.64.
  • The NZ Government six month budget deficit was $2.85bn, ~$39mn wider than forecast.
  • Cross asset wise; S&P500 closed up 0.3% and DXY rose ~0.6%. 10 Year US Treasury Yields firmed ~6bps.
  • Dec Net Migration will cross today, the prior read was 6110, there is no estimate.

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