Ian Dobbs

22 May 18, 2:27pm
USD has continued its run pushing higher against all its rivals; US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the US trade war with China is "on hold"; NZD dipped 50 points on the weekly open versus the USD
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15 May 18, 2:52pm
US Dollar Index spiked to 92.55 showing the wide ranging support for the greenback; NZD bounced off the low of 0.6900 midweek after the RBNZ left the benchmark rate unchanged at 1.75%; AUD continued its bullish run against the weakened NZD
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8 May 18, 2:51pm
NZD remains stuck in a range against the USD between the recent high of 0.7050 and the low of 0.6985; RBNZ will announce their cash rate Thursday with no change from 1.75% expected; BOE will also announce their cash rate Thursday night NZ time
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1 May 18, 3:54pm
USD has extended its run against the NZD, which fell over 150 points as risk markets took a backseat to USD strength; NZD extended losses last week against the AUD; 10 year UST yield has diminished after rising to 3.035% late last week
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24 Apr 18, 11:05am
NZD was under pressure from resurgent USD, to currently trade at 0.7153; NZD lost ground to its Australian cousin over the past week, pulling back from what were surprisingly elevated levels
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17 Apr 18, 2:47pm
NZD dropped lower off Friday’s high of 0.7375 to close the week against the USD at 0.7350; investors turned to risk aversion late in the week after missile strikes on Syria became a reality; NZD is finally weaker against the AUD
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3 Apr 18, 3:48pm
USD kicked of the week around 90.10 on the US Dollar Index, with support still lying with the USD; NZD was rejected from 0.7300 early last week to be sold off in risk off markets; NZD continued its rise against the AUD
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27 Mar 18, 3:01pm
Adrian Orr starts his new job today; President Donald Trump is seeking a one third narrowing of the US Trade Deficit with China; NZD has reversed sharply off its last week’s low of 0.7150 against the USD as it eyes 0.7350
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20 Mar 18, 3:44pm
US Federal Reserve and RBNZ to announce monetary policy on Thursday; Fed expected to raise rates but RBNZ expected to hold; NZD direction to be driven by central bank announcements and risk sentiment
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13 Mar 18, 3:09pm
NZD movement this week could be largely governed by investor risk appetite and continuing tariff negotiations; the USD is up slightly over the week with the index breaking back above 90.00; NZ quarterly GDP prints Thursday
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6 Mar 18, 3:22pm
Australia, Canada, Japan and Europe central banks to make interest rate decisions this week; trade war threats see USD lower; NZD traded lower against the USD but retains edge over the AUD
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27 Feb 18, 2:11pm
The NZD drifted lower late last week to a low of 0.7270 against the USD during the NY session to close the week at 0.7292; NZDAUD lost ground; USD retraces recent losses; NZD to look to offshore data for direction this week
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20 Feb 18, 1:37pm
NZD remains near 6 month highs against the USD with momentum still to the upside; NZD also continues to gain support over the AUD, trading to a Friday high of 0.9345; AUDUSD remained supported throughout last week
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13 Feb 18, 3:55pm
NZD closed the week higher against the USD and should appreciate if a risk-on move occurs; NZDAUD market continues to be choppy with a move down to 0.9170 possible; AUD on the back foot against the USD
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5 Feb 18, 2:17pm
USD recovered on better than expected non-farm payrolls data; NZDUSD down to 0.7285 on the USD rally, however, the 0.7250 support level is expected to hold in the short term; AUDUSD now below the critical 0.8000 level
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30 Jan 18, 3:31pm
The NZD is currently trading at 0.7334 USD and is expected to consolidate ahead of the Fed meeting later in the week; any break below 0.7300 USD would likely extend to the 0.7250 levels; NZD also vulnerable against the AUD if the AU CPI data is strong
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23 Jan 18, 1:39pm
The continued shutdown of the US government has seen the US dollar remain under pressure; NZD continues to hold above 0.7300 and is now building a more solid base; NZD opens the week higher against the AUD
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16 Jan 18, 4:08pm
NZD reached an overnight high of 0.7313 USD, the highest level since the end of September 2017; against the AUD the NZD drifted lower to currently sit at 0.9160; GDT results may be pivotal for the NZD
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19 Dec 17, 3:58pm
After a high against the USD of 0.7032 the NZD has drifted lower and now stands at 0.7003, upside looks capped at the 0.7020 level; NZD has also drifted lower against the AUD, now at 0.9134
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12 Dec 17, 12:08pm
Market prices in 98% chance for Fed rate hike this week; ECB, BoE, Swiss National Bank and Bank of Norway to also announce policies this week
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