The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) reached the lofty heights of 0.6210 to close out the week against the US Dollar (USD) the highest it’s been since late July. It’s been an incredible run through 0.6000 recently in a perfect storm with massive flows back into the kiwi. A hawkish RBNZ last week helped when the central bank signalled they would keep interest rates higher for a longer period. ANZ consumer confidence rose 3.8 points in November to 91.9- the highest level since January 2022. We have no local data publishing on this week’s docket, just US Non-Farm Payroll Friday, expected to come in poor with unemployment rising from 3.9%. The kiwi could be a little overbought- we see the NZD drifting lower over the coming days.
The current interbank midrate is: NZDUSD 0.6161
The interbank range this week has been: NZDUSD 0.6149- 0.6221