The Reserve Bank of New Zealand made announcements regarding its monetary policy. The NZD/USD dropped.
The RBNZ can make the kiwi weak
The Reserve bank of New Zealand will make its statement and announce an official rate on August 7, at 5:00 MT time. After that, the RBNZ governor Adrian Orr will conduct a press conference at 6:00 MT.
Markets forecast the rate cut by 25 basis points from 1.5% to 1.25%. This move will be similar to May’s one, where the bank cut its interest rate by a similar amount of points. The reasons behind the anticipated decision are the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China and the slowdown of New Zealand’s economy. In addition, the comments by Mr. Orr will be in focus, as he will share his further expectations concerning rates.
• If the RBNZ cuts its rate, the New Zealand dollar will fall;
• If the RBNZ does not cut its rate, the New Zealand dollar will rise.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…