NZD/USD Technical Strategy: Short at 0.8493
Support: 0.8391-0.8415 (horizontal pivot, 50% Fib exp.), 0.8329 (61.8% Fib exp.)
Resistance:0.8500 (38.2% Fib ret.), 0.8527 (former support, trend line), 0.8607 (23.6% Fib ret.)
The New Zealand Dollar declined against its US counterpart as expected after prices formed a Bearish Engulfing candlestick pattern. Support is now seen in the 0.8391-0.8415 area, marked by a horizontal barrier in play since September 2013 and the 50% Fibonacci retracement. Breaking below that exposes the 61.8% level at 0.8329. Alternatively, a turn back above the 0.8500 figure targets the intersection of horizontal support-turned-resistance and a falling trend line at 0.8527, followed by the 23.6% Fib at 0.8607.
We sold NZDUSD at 0.8493, initially targeting 0.8415. A stop-loss is set to trigger on a daily close above 0.8565. We will take profit on half of the position and trail the stop-loss to the breakeven level once the first target is hit.