Relevance up to 17:00 2021-02-16 UTC+3
- NZD/USD is trading in a tight range above 0.7200 on Monday.
- US Dollar Index consolidates last week’s losses below 90.50.
- US markets are closed due to Presidents Day holiday.
The NZD/USD pair started the new week on a firm footing and rose to 0.7245 in the early trading hours of the European session. However, the pair struggled to preserve its bullish momentum and erased its daily gains.
In the absence of significant fundamental drivers as the US markets are closed due to Presidents Day holiday.USD’s market valuation and markets’ risk perception continue to impact NZD/USD’s movements.
The strong gains witnessed in major European equity indexes reflect a risk-positive market environment, which helps the kiwi stay resilient against the greenback on Monday. On the upside , a breach above 0.7250 the upper boundary of consolidation range will drive the pair testing the 2021 swing high at 0.731. If the NZD/USD managed to break below the 3 week old ascending trend-line support, this will awaken the bearish traders and drive the pair towards 0.7100 psychological round figure mark .
On the other hand, the US Dollar Index (DXY) is trading in a tight range below 90.50, allowing NZD/USD to limit its losses. The US markets will be closed due to the Presidents Day holiday and the trading action is likely to remain subdued. On Tuesday.
*The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade.
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