The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) has mostly hovered around 0.5920 over the week against the US Dollar (USD) with a short trip to 0.5980 Thursday as equities recovered. Overall, the cross looks very bearish as its peers over the precipice. NZ Retail Sales missed forecast at -1.0% vs -0.4% expected the third time in a row, supporting the pull back in consumer spending of late. US New Home sales, weekly unemployment both helped the greenback, however with upcoming talks from Fed chair Powell at the Jackson Hole Symposium on future rate predictions, we could see the Fed head in a different direction quick.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.5917
The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.5896- 0.5985