The RBNZ could push AUD/NZD down to the 1.07 and 1.06 handles

CITYINDEX:AUDNZD   Australian Dollar / New Zealand Dollar
If the RBNZ hike by 75bp tomorrow in line with the consensus, it will be their first hike of this magnitude on record. It would also mean they have to upgrade their terminal rate of their OCR projection, which could be deemed as a hawkish hike by markets and send NZD higher against other currencies. Of course, this also leaves the Kiwi dollar to weakness should the RBNZ surprise markets with a 50bp hike tomorrow.

As things stand, the RBA are expected to hike in 25bp increments and have even spoken of a potential 'pause' in rate hikes. This means RBNA remain the more hawkish than the RBA. This has allowed AUD/NZD to develop a nice bearish trend on the daily chart with timely swing highs, and prices are now on the cusp pf breaking lower and heading for 1.0700 and 1.0612. Unless we see a surprise 50bp hike tomorrow, the path of resistance appears lower for the cross and bears could seek to fade into rallies or short a break of new lows.

- Initial target is 1.0700, then the 1.0612 low.
- The bias remains bearish below 1.0900.


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