The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) broke back into the 0.60’s midweek against the US Dollar (USD) after 4 weeks of trading in the high 50’s. US annual Inflation data came in at 3.2% y/y dropping from 3.7% in September, below market forecasts of 3.3%. The drives were gas/energy and utility prices which fell well over 5%. This has raised questions on whether the Federal Reserve are done with rate hikes. Markets have moved in forecasts of when the Fed could start cutting rates from July 2024 to June post the CPI report. Back home- credit card spending cooled as well as risk sentiment, the kiwi Friday is back under 0.6000 at 0.5965 unable to hold above key 0.6000. Still good buying of USD at these levels.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.5965
The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.5864- 0.6054