NZD/CAD Approaching Major Low
- New Zealand dollar continues to lose value
- Crude oil forming base, possibly lifting CAD value
- Moving average sloping lower
- Longer-term downtrend
The New Zealand dollar has had a rough trading session on Wednesday, as we continue to reach towards the lows. At this point, the market has seen the 0.8235 level offer support in the past, and it has offered a little bit of support earlier during Wednesday’s trading.
This is an area that was supported a couple of weeks ago and saw the market bounce significantly from there. However, we have since rolled over drastically. At this point, it looks as if the longer-term trend continues to be a major issue.
Crude oil and Asia
This pair will be heavily influenced by crude oil and Asia. From the crude oil standpoint, the Canadian dollar strengthens as crude oil does, as the Canadians are massive exporters of petroleum. With that in mind, it makes sense that the CAD has picked up in value.
On the other side of the equation here, you have the Asian economies. New Zealand is a massive exporter of soft commodities to Asia, and the better off the Asian economies are, the more they will buy. It drives up demand for the New Zealand dollar by proxy.
Both moving averages on the chart, the 50-day EMA shown in red and the 200-day EMA indicated in black, are sloping lower and are spread out quite nicely. This normally suggests that there is a strong trend intact. Plus, the fact that the market recently bounced from the lows to test the 50-day EMA before rolling over also suggests that longer-term shirt traders continue to look at this with a very bearish mindset. Granted, the market did bounce slightly from the lows, but it does seem like it’s only a matter time before traders give way.
The market has reached the 100% Fibonacci retracement level from the original bounce, but it now will probably go looking towards much lower levels. The first of these would be the 0.80 CAD level, which is the next large, round, psychologically significant number.
Rallies at this point look like they will continue to struggle, so shorting the Kiwi dollar against the Canadian dollar should continue to work out in your favor. In fact, it’s not until the 0.85 CAD level is taken out to the upside that one can say the trend is at least attempting to change.
Another chart to watch would be the WTI Crude Oil market. If that can break above the $55 level, it’s likely that this pair will break down significantly as well.