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NZD/USD Daily Chart 11:55PM EDT 6/18/2012


The NZD/USD has been rallying sharply after a double bottom formed at the end of May, beginning of June. The above chart in the daily time-frame shows the rally now pushing near 0.7950, which is where the 200-day simple moving average reside. Then there are psychological levels coinciding with previous support pivots at 0.8050 and 0.81. Above 0.81, we would likely break above a a trendline holding the bear run since end of February-beginning of March.


There is still upside risk toward 0.80, and 0.8050, but if the market respects the 200-Day SMA, we might see that if NZD/USD first pushes below 0.7880 instead of pushing above 0.7950. With the market still in a rally, it would be tough to break below 0.7775 pivot and 200-hour SMA, unless the EUR/USD also falls below 1.25.

This theory is based on today's price action where the EUR/USD led the decline, but has not broken key support levels (first 1.5430, then 1.54). But the ability to do so might reflect a euro bearish continuation based on further fall out from the eurozone debt crisis, which can ripple through the world to cause risk-off trading, a condition that NZD/USD would need to halt June's persistent bull run.

Fan Yang CMT is the Chief Technical Strategist, trader, educator and a of the main contributors to FXTimes - provider of Forex News, Analysis, Education, Videos, Charts, and other trading resources.

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