The NZDUSD opens at 0.6897 (mid-rate) this morning

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6897 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD has continued its run lower overnight with the December 23rd low at 0.6857 a clear target. This week the NZD/USD rate has dropped 1.9% but it feels like more with theFebruary 7th high at …The NZDUSD opens at 0.6897 (mid-rate) this morning.

The NZD has continued its run lower overnight with the December 23rd low at 0.6857 a clear target. This week the NZD/USD rate has dropped 1.9% but it feels like more with theFebruary 7th high at 0.7376 a distant memory.

The kiwi has had a run of 10 consecutive business days lower, and has painted the bottom end of the Bollinger band – a volatility indicator for 7 of those.

West Texas Crude Oil broke through the $50.00 a barrel psychological level and fell a massive 4.4% overnight to 48.88 (down 8.3% for the week).

U.S. Unemployment claims increased 20,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 223,000 to 243,000.

The European Central Bank (ECB) left its benchmark interest rate unchanged overnight and said it would continue with its generous asset-buying program until at least the end of the year. The monthly rate is due to come down from 80 billion euros ($84.4 billion) to 60 billion euros in April and is set to run through until the end of December this year.

Global equity markets were again mixed: Dow -0.08, S&P -0.01%, FTSE -0.27%, DAX +0.09%, CAC +0.42%, Nikkei +0.34%, Shanghai -0.74%.

Gold prices are down 2.5% for the week and 0.5% overnight currently trading at $1,203 an ounce, WTI Crude Oil has dropped 4.4% overnight trading at $48.88 a barrel.

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