NZD/USD has been in a solid trend higher, and today’s pullback may be an opportunity for the bulls to play at slightly better prices.
Before moving on, ICYMI, today’s Daily London Session Watchlist looked at an opportunity forming on USD/JPY as it grinds lower, so be sure to check that out to see if there is still a potential play!
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What to Watch: NZD/USD
On the one hour chart above of NZD/USD we can see a pretty clear uptrend, which has been a non-stop move since the beginning of November 2020. And with every slight dip, it has been an opportunity for USD bears to start new short USD positions or add-on to current ones.
Yesterday, we saw the Greenback bounce, possibly a risk aversion move by traders in reaction to chaos in Washington, D.C. yesterday, bringing NZD/USD to a previous area of minor resistance just above the 0.7200 major psychological level.
The question now is whether or not this will be another buying opportunity for NZD/USD bulls, or are we in the process of a USD bounce back on risk aversion flows?
Of course, we can’t see the future, but with the markets leaning bullish on risk and bearish on the Greenback as we’ll likely see more stimulus from the Biden administration, the odds are still in the favor of USD bears for now.
If you’re leaning in that camp, watch out for bullish reversal patterns from current levels (around 0.7250) d0wn to the rising ‘lows’ pattern marked on the chart above before considering a long position.
Or for the more aggressive traders, considering scaling into a long position with a tight stop to reduce the risk of missing the trade if you think a deeper pullback lies ahead.
For the bears, it’ll take a big shift in broad risk sentiment towards negative before the market sees a bearish opportunity on NZD/USD, which may come but not likely by the end of today’s session.