AUD traded higher against USD and closed at 0.6777.
FED Chair Speech affects USD depending on the speech rhetoric. If the speech is seen as an intention to raise the rates at the next FOMC meeting, this has a positive impact on USD and vice versa.
The FED Chair’s statements have the greatest impact on the market compared to other members of the FED Board of Governors.
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Speech may contain information about the expected change in the bank’s interest rates or in the monetary policy.
The Aussie dollar, a G-7 proxy for China, is not impressed by reports of US-China trade talks gaining momentum. AUD/USD failed to take out key average hurdle despite renewed trade optimism. RBA’s Debelle said slower wage growth is a new norm in Australia.
According to the Analysis, pair is expected to find support at 0.6769 and a fall through could take it to the next support level of 0.6761. The pair is expected to find its first resistance at 0.6793 and a rise through could take it to the next resistance level of 0.6801.
NZD traded higher against USD and closed at 0.6416.
Retail Sales m/m reflects a change in New Zealand’s retail sales in the reported month compared to the previous one. The calculation is adjusted for inflation. The index is often referred to as the consumer spending indicator, which allows assessing inflation in New Zealand. The indicator growth can have a positive effect on NZD quotes.
Consumer Confidence Index displays the level of consumer confidence in the stability of the country’s economy. It is based on the data from the monthly survey of more than 5000 households and is designed to evaluate the relative financial status, purchasing power and confidence of an average consumer. The survey consists of five questions, two of which are associated with the current economic conditions, while three deal with expectations. Since 60% of the survey has to do with expectations, the indicator is considered to be a leading market indicator. The indicator growth assumes an increase in consumer spending.
- NZD/USD is facing pullback risks after multiple failures at the 100-day MA hurdle.
- A close above the key average will likely invite stronger buying pressures.
According to the Analysis, pair is expected to find support at 0.6400 and a fall through could take it to the next support level of 0.6392. The pair is expected to find its first resistance at 0.6426, and a rise through could take it to the next resistance level of 0.6434.
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