NZD/USD tumbles to a fresh monthly low (0.6860) as the bull flag formation from earlier this month continues to unravel, and looming developments in the Relative Strength Index (RSI) may indicate a further decline in the exchange rate if the oscillator pushes into oversold territory for the first time since March 2020.
NZD/USD extends the series of lower highs and lows from earlier this week on the back of US Dollar strength, and the exchange rate may continue to give back the rebound from the yearly low (0.6805) as market participants brace for an imminent shift in Federal Reserve policy.
Recent remarks from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell suggest the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is on track to normalize monetary policy as “growth is widely expected to continue at a strong pace in the second half,” with the central bank head telling US lawmakers that “we are seeing upward pressure on prices, particularly due to supply bottlenecks in some sectors.”
As a result, Chairman Powell acknowledged that the factors fueling inflation “have been larger and longer-lasting than anticipated,” and it seems as though the FOMC will continue to change its tone over the coming months as the central head pledges to“use our tools to ensure that inflation runs at levels that are consistent with our goal.”
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In turn, NZD/USD may continue to trade to fresh yearly lows in the second half of 2021 as signs of sticky inflation puts pressure on the FOMC to normalize monetary policy sooner rather than later, but a further decline in the exchange rate may fuel the recent flip in retail sentiment like the behavior seen earlier this year.
The IG Client Sentiment Report shows 56.74% of traders are currently net-long NZD/USD. with the ratio of traders long to short standing at 1.31 to 1.
The number of traders net-long is 9.58% higher than yesterday and 18.45% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 12.81% lower than yesterday and 28.46% lower from last week.
The rise in net-long interest has fueled the flip in retail sentiment as 40.51% of traders were net-long NZD/USD last week, while the decline in net-short position comes as the exchange rate trades to a fresh monthly low (0.6860).
With that said, the rebound from the August low (0.6805) may turn out to be a correction in the broader trend as the bull flag formation from earlier this month failed to transpire, and looming developments in the Relative Strength Index (RSI) may indicate a further decline in the exchange rate if the oscillator pushes into oversold territory for the first time since March 2020. Source.