EUR/NZD consolidates post-ECB losses above 1.6900 amid quiet markets

  • EUR/NZD braces for second weekly upside, reverses the day before today’s losses.
  • ECB matched vast market forecasts of inaction, upwardly revised financial projections.
  • Antipodeans benefited from US greenback weak point, hopes of financial restoration.
  • G7 would be the key as EU-UK jostles over Brexit and rumors of anti-China strikes getting sizzling.

EUR/NZD picks up bids round 1.6930, up 0.10% intraday, whereas reversing the day before today’s losses amid early Friday. The cross-currency pair marked the heaviest losses in every week the day before today after the duo of the important thing catalysts, specifically the European Central Financial institution (ECB) assembly and the US Client Value Index (CPI), backed Antipodeans.

Though the ECB shunned any coverage strikes, as anticipated, its upward revision to the GDP and Inflation forecasts for 2021 and 2022 suggests the policymakers settle for reflation fears regardless of rejecting tapering. That stated, the ECB signaled the GDP to develop by 4.6% this yr (up from 4.0%) and 4.7% in 2022 whereas inflation might rise to 1.9% for 2021 and 1.5% for 2022.

However, the US CPI marked the quickest leap since 2008 to five.0% YoY whereas the Core CPI rallied to the best in 30 years with a 3.8% determine.

It ought to, nevertheless, be famous that the US 10-year Treasury yields refreshed a three-month low following the information/occasion launch whereas additionally dragging the US greenback index (DXY). This, in flip, backed the commodities and Antipodeans.

Additionally favoring the New Zealand greenback (NZD) might be the information of the US-China commerce and funding peace, for now, in addition to chatters surrounding additional covid vaccine donation by the UK and the US.

Just lately, US bipartisan Senators agreed over a $1.7 trillion infrastructure spending plan and flashed optimistic indicators for the markets.

Nevertheless, merchants are cautious forward of the important thing Group of Seven (G7) assembly because the EU-UK will jostle over the Brexit situation underneath the management of US President Joe Biden. Moreover, rumors over the UK and the US-backed push for detailed investigation of covid origin and insurance policies to punish China over labor points might entertain the EUR/NZD trades.

Technical evaluation

Though a three-week-old triangle restricts EUR/NZD strikes between 1.6885 and 1.6995, 21-day SMA’s additional help to the 1.6885 determine retains consumers hopeful.


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