- – The New Zealand Dollar after struggling to move towards 0.7100 against the US Dollar moved down.
- – The NZD/USD pair is currently attempting a break below a major bullish trend line with support at 0.7030-40 on the hourly chart.
- – Recently in New Zealand, the Building Permits for April 2017 released by the Statistics New Zealand posted a decline of 7.6%.
New Zealand Building Permits
Today in New Zealand, the Building Permits report for April 2017 was released by the Statistics New Zealand. The market was positioned for a decline of around 2% in the permits in April 2017, compared with the previous month.
However, the actual result was way below the forecast, as there was a decline of 7.6% in April 2017. It was also much lower than the last revised decline of 1.2%. The report stated that the decline was “mainly because of Easter, which occurred in April this year. This fall followed a 1.2 percent fall in March, and a 15 percent rise in February”, and added that “A total of 2,106 new homes were consented in April 2017, compared with 2,361 in April 2016”.
Overall, the NZD/USD has to overcome selling pressure in order to avoid a decline below the 0.7035 support area.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis
There is a slow and steady rise visible for the New Zealand Dollar with a close above 0.7000 handle against the US Dollar. The NZD/USD pair recently attempted a test of 0.7100, but failed to make it and registered a weekly high at 0.7087.
The pair moved down and broke the 0.7060 support along with a major bullish trend line with support at 0.7060 on the hourly chart. At the moment, the pair is attempting a crucial downside break below a monster support at 0.7030-40. There is an important bullish trend line with support at 0.7030-40, and sellers are trying their best to take the pair below it.
Moreover, the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 0.6880 low to 0.7087 high is also around the same trend line along with the 100 hourly simple moving average. Clearly, the 0.7030-40 support is significant, and close below it may call for more declines. Alternatively, a bounce from the 0.7030 support is also possible in the near term.Tags: New Zealand Dollar, NZD/USD Technical Analysis, US Dollar