The Kiwi dollar had trouble finding any love all week, despite broad global risk sentiment generally leaning positive for most of the week.
So it was likely broad weakness on counter currency flows and continued rate cut speculation that held NZD down, which was hinted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand later in the week.
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Pressure on the Kiwi dollar picked up quickly as risk aversion sentiment accelerated during the U.S. session after U.S. President Donald Trump halted Covid-19 relief aid talks until after election.
Broad risk sentiment did a 180 degree turn during the Asia trading session after U.S. President Donald Trump reversed on his call to end work on a stimulus package, calling for Congress to aid the U.S. airline industry. Unfortunately for Kiwi bulls, this was of no help as trend lower through the whole session.
The Kiwi was able to recover with other risk assets during the Friday session, supported by traders pricing in hopes of another U.S. stimulus package coming soon.