The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) has been sold off heavily in 2024 after starting the year at 0.6300 levels it has fallen to 0.6080 against the US Dollar (USD). NZ Manufacturing PMI’s were down to 43.1 from 46.5, together with talk around rate cuts have had a negative impact on the kiwi. NZ CPI tomorrow is due to publish much lower than the previous quarter of 5.6% y/y at 4.7% y/y confirming rate cuts should start around mid-year. Current forecasts are that inflation is predicted to be back around the target range of 1-3% by the third quarter. The cross is looking oversold to us at current levels, we would need to see a break below 0.6000 to confirm a bearish trend and take the heat off upside moves.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.6077
The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.6067- 0.6137