FxWirePro: AUD/USD opens the week on a positive note, Aussie gains traction ahead of RBA policy decision
FxWirePro: NZD/USD extends weakness to test 15-month low, further downside on cards
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NZD/USD was trading 0.43% lower on the day at 0.6555 at around 10:00 GMT, outlook bearish.
The pair extends bearish streak for the 7th straight session, hits fresh 15-month lows below 0.66 handle.
The Federal Reserve confirmed a rate hike coming in March, fueling speculation of at least four hikes this year.
The greenback got additional support from upbeat data overnight, with Q4 GDP at 6.9%, beating expectations at 5.5%.
Meanwhile, unemployment claims in the week ended January 14 met expectations by printing at 260K.
Focus now on the Fed’s preferred version of inflation - Core PCE Price Index figures for December. Markets expect a 4.8% YoY figure versus 4.7% prior.
Technical indicators for the pair are strongly bearish. The major is extending previous week's close below 200-week MA.
Bears are on track to test 50% Fib retracement at 0.6466. Bearish invalidation only above 200-DMA.