Australia and New Zealand are two nations known for their stability, but this week the forex currency pair became the focus of traders looking to profit from expected volatility and price correction. During the last 8 days, the New Zealand dollar has gone on an absolute bull run against the Australian dollar, and now many traders are seeing AUDNZD as a highly attractive pair for trading. Exness traders around the world are at the ready for what could be an underestimated move that may well produce incredible profit opportunities in the coming days and weeks.
Be ready for the AUDNZD breakout
Solid as ever, the Australian dollar has been this week's sleeping giant, however, New Zealand's rally has perhaps been influenced by something well worth taking to market.
What big business is saying about the Australian dollar New Zealand dollar
Since that announcement, the volatility has been clear, so it may well be worth keeping an eye on the New Zealand dollar as it races against its larger antipodean counterpart, and a keen eye in liquid spot markets such as FX trading makes the difference between missing and taking opportunities.
US investment bank Goldman Sachs says "the strength in New Zealand's hard data means the chance of a 2019 rate hike is increasing." Nomura's strategist Andrew Ticehurst, based in Sydney, is picking the Kiwi dollar, which rose sharply after strong employment data. Mr Ticehurst's view is that it will rise further in the coming months.
AUDNZD: Conflict of analysis
The Reserve Bank said it expects the official cash rate to stay on hold at 1.75 per cent right through next year and into 2020. The rate has already been on hold for two years, hence looking at this volatility mentioned by two large banks which runs counter to local analysis. This conflict in analysis means there could be an opportunity to catch this market whilst many get stuck digesting the mainstream news.
Local economists say the lack of inflation has taken pressure off the bank to lift rates in a hurry, despite continued strength in the economy. With mainstream eyes on that, the keen trader could do well to observe the strategic perspective from within the FX dealers themselves.
Business confidence collapsed in the wake of last year's election result, it's now very clear that the economy did not, so this week's surprisingly strong employment data follows better-than-expected GDP growth in the second quarter. The signs that all traders were waiting for are presenting, and those ready to trade may well see a sharp and significant upward move from down under.
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