Downside pressures in the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) eased slightly Monday against the US Dollar (USD) with price settling around the weekly open at 0.5925 this morning. With Fed’s Powell expected to deliver a hawkish speech later this week at the Jackson Hole event around how much interest rates could go in order to drag down inflation his comments may spook the markets. After all, recently we have been prepped for interest rate cuts in 2024 something markets had originally been forecasting to happen as soon as late this year. Rhetoric suggesting the fight against inflation is “far from over’ will most likely be the theme. NZ Retail Sales prints tomorrow, predicted to come in poor and later this week we have US consumer sentiment.
Current Level: 0.5927
Last Weeks Range: 0.5901 – 0.5994