The New Zealand interest rate is announced on Wednesday at 03:00 MT time.
Extreme volatility of the NZD/JPY
Today started with extreme volatility for the New Zealand dollar against the Japanese yen. On the H1 chart of the NZD/JPY, the price made a steep drop from the 69.38 mark to the support level of 68.97 within several hours from 0:00 to 06:00 MT time. Then it reversed straight back and passed all the bullish thresholds, aiming at the resistance level of 69.61. If the rise continues, the further resistance levels may be set at 69.90 and the range of 69.98 – 70.02. Otherwise, the range of 69.31 – 69.35 and the level of 68.97 will be supporting the price from the downside.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand made announcements regarding its monetary policy. The NZD/USD dropped.
April seasonal patterns weren’t supposed to work, but somehow they did. Even a strong fundamental issue such as the global recession amid the coronavirus couldn’t overwhelm it. That’s why May seasonal patterns may work as well.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!