Currency Research

NZD/AUD: Near The Top Of The Range?

Jason Wong -

The cross is above our short-term and long term valuation estimates near 0.94 and 0.91 respectively.

We see the cross rate as being near the top of its historical trading range. While there’s a chance that a fresh high is made in the near-term – the coronavirus being a new factor to consider – through the year we see risks more skewed towards the downside.

Our forecasts are anchored at 0.94-0.96 through 2020. It would be prudent for importers to take cover at 0.96 and higher, while exporters can afford to wait for more attractive levels to add to cover.

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NZD Corporate FX Update

Jason Wong -

Our NZD projections are consistent with the low volatility environment continuing. Near-term consolidation gives way to an upward bias later in the year.

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Six questions for the NZD in 2020

Jason Wong -

With a new year underway, we try to answer some key questions which will determine the path of the NZD this year. They are:
- Will a better global economy drive the NZD?
- Have NZ’s commodity prices or terms of trade peaked?
- Will the NZD continue to track CNY?
- Will interest rates drive the NZD?
- Will NZD volatility remain low?
- Will the USD finally weaken materially?

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NZD: The upswing begins?

Jason Wong -

Six weeks ago we became more positive on the NZD and questioned whether a sustained recovery was imminent (see “NZD: The makings of a recovery?”, 22 October 2019). We’ve been patient, and last night the NZD broke higher, out of the 0.62-0.6450 trading range evident since early August. Is this the beginning of the awaited upswing?

NZD Corporate FX Update

Jason Wong -

We upgrade our NZD forecasts, now seeing it drift higher, rather than lower, and anchored around 0.65 through to the middle of next year.