NZDUSD Up 14 Pips Over Past Hour, Outperforms All Forex; Crosses 100 Day Moving Average

Hourly Update

(Last Updated May 6, 2021 3:22 GMT)

At the moment, NZDUSD’s rate is up 14 pips (0.19%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move down. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on NZDUSD. Given that we see an uptrend on the 20 and 10 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

NZDUSD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

The back and forth price flow continues for NZDUSD, which started today off at 0.7217, up 56 pips 0.78% from the day prior. NZDUSD outperformed all 39 assets in the Forex asset class the day prior. Here is a price chart of NZDUSD.

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NZDUSD Technical Analysis

Notably, NZDUSD crossed above its 100 day moving average yesterday. As for the alignment of the moving averages, well, it’s a bit mixed up; the 20, 50, 100, and 200 do not progress from largest to smallest, or vice versa. The closest is the 100 day average, which is 49.2 pips away. Volatility for NZDUSD has been contracting over the past two weeks relative to volatility over the past month. Whether volatility reverts will be something to watch. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 30 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. For additional context, note that price has gone up 5 out of the past 10 days.