The Opening Bell: Where currencies start for Monday, June 24, 2013

The Opening Bell: Where currencies start for Monday, June 24, 2013

By Dan Bell

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7735 this morning, having hit a new-12month low of 0.7704 Friday night.

The NZD was under strong selling pressure last week  due to the prospect of a slowdown in US monetary stimulus, slower growth and a credit squeeze in China, a falling AUD, and a USD which staged its largest weekly advance since July 2012.

NZ 10-year Government yields soared almost 40 basis points last week.

US equity markets managed small gains in Friday, although most other global markets fell 0.6% to 1.7% on the day.

Gold prices climbed to USD$1296 an ounce, while Oil prices fell circa 1.2%.

The NZD opens at 0.7735 USD, 0.8395 AUD, 0.5900 EUR, 0.5025GBP, & 75.70 JPY.

NZ visitor arrivals and credit card spending are on the domestic calendar today, in what is a comparatively light data week.

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Dan Bell is the senior currency strategist at HiFX in Auckland. You can contact him here »

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