It’s been a quiet start to the week in the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), US Dollar (USD) cross with markets tentative ahead of US CPI y/y data publishing tonight. Expectations are for a fall from 3.4% to 2.9% which ultimately may force the hand of the Fed to cut rates sooner. The recent shift from the RBNZ on rate cut forecasts will have an impact in today’s NZ Inflation Expectations release. We should get a drop in the 2-year, 5-year and 10-year forecasts which could impact on future cut predictions and the timing of another hike or two. Certainly, investors are positioning for this with the kiwi outperforming last week. Governor Orr speaks Friday- “Monetary Policy Remit and 2% Inflation” which could be interesting. Support at 0.6080 should also ensure the kiwi has a positive week.
Current Level: 0.6128
Last week’s range: 0.6037- 0.6157