BNZ Financial Markets Wrap produced this great graphic showing the change in the NZ$ against the US$ and events that were behind this movement.
They have come up with the following forecasts:
NZD/USD Renewed risk aversion, heavily “long” speculative positioning, and improving USD
sentiment mean we favour the downside over the month ahead.
NZD/AUD The downtrend appears to have run out of steam but we doubt rallies above 0.7850
will be sustained given the AUD’s still sizeable yield advantage.
NZD/GBP We think enough negativity about the UK economic outlook has been priced into the
currency and expect rallies towards 0.4900 to fade.
NZD/EUR We wouldn’t be surprised to see a test of the June 0.5800 high over the coming
month as European sovereign debt fears undermine EUR sentiment.
NZD/JPY NZ-JP interest rate differentials have fallen, but dips should be limited to 61.50 over
the coming month given high and rising NZ commodity prices.