FX:NZDUSD   New Zealand Dollar / U.S. Dollar
NZD$ Technical analysis - Remain bearish below 0.70 - 0.69tp1 0.68tp2 on a rate cut (Aug 10th):

Key level close:

1. On the daily and weekly we closed at the strongest pivot point of recent times at 0.70 - this is very bearish as historically this is the strongest level (lower than post brexit).


1. We trade below the 4wk and 3m             MA - this is a bearish indication + we are finding some support at the 3m             moving average where price currently sits, though NZD$ looks to try and push lower with daily candles skewing their spikes to the downside. We have been above the 6m MA since June which sits at 0.69 and likely offers our next bearish support once we break the 3m             MA.


1. Realised Vols have also unsurprisingly aggressively come off in recent days, likely a function of the RBNZ rhetoric fading. Plus Implied vols are seen steeper in the 1wk and flatter in the 2wk-1m - with 1wk, 2wk and 1m Implied vols trade at 13.12%, 12.66%, 13.09% vs HV 1wk 2wk 1m at 10.90%, 15.60%, 14.58% - this mixture between HV and IV shows there has been considerable volatility drivers in the past/ future which are causing the curves to converge and diverge in no particular direction e.g. brexit, RBNZ hawkish/ dovish comments, future rate expectations - which all distort the interaction between HV and IV.

Deviation Channels/ Support levels:

1. We Trade near to the bottom of the 6m deviation channel at 0.69 as NZD economic assessment asserts downside pressure on the pair, nonetheless but we could see support here as 0.69 is also a price action support level . Looking at the 12m SD             channel, we are trading just below the average price at 0.703 - hence there is definitely more room for downside and we have just crossed the middle regression line implying we are entering some downside deviation now, with the 12m -2SD resistance level at 0.675 which is in line with the price support level at 0.68 which is where i think we will head after the RBNZ announces a 25bps cut..


1. 25 delta Risk reversals trade marginally bearish for NZD$, with current at -0.2, 1wks at -0.3 and 2wks at -0.6 and 1m at -0.95 - this suggest the NZD$ has a slight downside bias which concurs with the RBNZ's dovish stance and committment to cutting rates that was made clear in the July economic assesment (see attached).

- 3m             risk reversals trade with a similar downside bias to the 1m at -1 which shows the market expects extended NZD$ downside, likely a function of further rate cut expectations from the RBNZ.

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