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Forex: NZD/USD breaks below 0.8200 for first time in 2 months

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - NZD/USD is last trading barely above the 0.8200 handle, off fresh 2-month lows at 0.8180, finally breaking below previous ascending trendline supports coming from lows Jun/July last year, and 200 day SMA at around 0.8280 now. Yesterday's weaker than expected NZ retail sales and broad USD strength are both behind recent selling.

The pair is down -1.16% for the week so far, -0.93% year to date, and -0.64% in last 6 months, which shows how flat has the Kiwi been in that time span, even though has printed a fresh 3.5-year high in between a bit more than 1 month ago. First target to the downside according to Westpac would be the 0.8160, and 0.7800 second, in case the first one goes, the bank said in an early note to clients.

Immediate support to the downside for NZD/USD lies at recent fresh 2-month lows 0.8180, followed by March 14 lows at 0.8160, and Dec 26 lows at 0.8151. To the upside, closest resistance shows at yesterday's/Feb 27 lows 0.8222, followed by Friday's lows at 0.8254, and March 12 highs/200 day SMA at 0.8286.

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