In this section you will find fundamental analysis reports for major currency pairs and commodity instruments. All the reports are written by professional traders with much experience in the market. There reports are based on the market latest events and news and are being updated daily. Find here many points of view in order to make more educated decisions.
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FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis April 21 – 25, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD  ended the week at 0.8283 after a two week run of strong data and hopes that the RBNZ will increase interest rates at its next meeting later this month. Economists in a Bloomberg survey expect the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to raise its official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3 percent at the April 24 meeting. The central bank raised borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point last month. The kiwi...
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NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis April 14 – 18, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD closed the week at 0.8686 topping its 2014 high this week as the US dollar eased and China. The commodity-producing New Zealand economy continues to enjoy solid momentum. Real GDP expanded by 0.6% q/q (2.3% y/y) in the final quarter of 2013 (compared with a 1.0% q/q gain in the prior three months), taking output growth to 2.5% for 2013 as a whole. The economy is underpinned by robust household spending growth. Buoyant consumer...
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NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis April 7 – 11, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD closed the week at 0.8581 after topping the 87 level earlier in the week. The commodity currencies are booming as risk sentiment shifts and Chinese stimulus keeps exporters on their edge. There was little on the data from in New Zealand, but the currency remains strong after RBNZ Wheeler increased interest rates. March was a busy month for residential sales across Auckland. The month traditionally yields the highest sales figures for a calendar year...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis March 31 – April 4, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD closed the week near a record 2014 high at 0.8657 after touching 0.8697. The pair climbed steadily all week on hopes of stimulus from the Chinese government and a better than expected trade balance. The New Zealand dollar hit a 2 1/2-year high against the U.S. dollar and scaled a post-float high versus a currency basket on Friday, extending gains on expectations that the country's interest rates will continue to rise. The New Zealand...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis March 24 – 28, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD ended the week off its high at 0.8543 after touching 0.8640. Risk off trading eased and the US dollar climbed this week as Russia and the Crimea moved to a political game and the FOMC confused traders when Janet Yellen indicated that the markets might see a rate increase earlier than expected.  The New Zealand dollar is almost unchanged this week after the Federal Reserve’s growing optimism on the strength of the US economy...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis March 17 – 21, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD  ended the week with a strong gain at 0.8536 after Graham Wheeler and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand increased its key lending rate by 25bps. The New Zealand dollar saw a 0.9 percent weekly gain after the Reserve Bank kicked off a cycle of higher interest rates yesterday, though any upbeat investor sentiment may be short-lived as Russia faces more pressure over plans to annex Crimea. New Zealand’s currency rose to a post-float...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis March 10 – 14, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD  closed out the first week of the month well above the 84 level after touching a high of 0.8503 on Thursday. The pair ended at 0.8454 as traders wait for the RBNZ rate decision this week. A monetary tightening cycle is approaching in New Zealand. Traders can expect the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to increase the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.75% at the March 12th policy meeting, becoming...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis March 3 – 7, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD traded on a positive note this week after domestic data helped support the currency. Even lackluster trade data from China turned positive for New Zealand as exports from NZD to China surged. Net migrations increased along with tourism. The little island nation continues to flourish with the currency trading at 0.8390 as traders wait for words from Graham Wheeler from the RNZB. The New Zealand Dollar surged after a firm set of Business Confidence...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis February 24 – 28, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD ended the week at 0.8287 seeing little action except in response to Chinese trade and PMI data and the strengthening US dollar. The kiwi witness an 0.8 percent drop last week as traders weigh up the prospect of rising interest rates locally against the prospect of a stronger greenback as the Federal Reserve pulls back on printing money. Minutes to the Fed’s last policy meeting released this week indicated the US central bank has...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis February 17 – 21, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD bounced around all week and ended on an up note at 08366. The kiwi was supported by better than expected trade balance numbers from China along with Chinese inflation remaining tamed. The New Zealand dollar held its gains after Chinese inflation data came in near expectations and traders warmed to the kiwi’s fundamentals ahead of what’s expected to be an interest rate hike by the Reserve Bank next month. Consumer prices in China rose...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis February 10 – 14, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD climbed this week from its opening at 0.8102 to close the week at 0.8286. Chinese buyers were away from the markets for the Lunar holiday, but a weak US dollar and positive data helped the kiwi climb. Dairy price indexes showed a climb in prices that helped kiwi exports. The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2014, shows total sales in December 2013 increased 2.02%...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis February 3 – 7, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD  took a major tumble against the US dollar to end the week at 0.8088 after lackluster Chinese data weighed on the currency. The US dollar continued to gain this week after the FOMC increased its tapering. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand fell after the bank held rates and the governor said that the currency was too strong.  The most favorable terms of trade for 40 years and a $3.1 billion rise in exports...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis January 27 – 31, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD  ended the week in the red after lackluster Chinese data upset global traders. The pair closed the week at 0.8244 after opening on Monday at 0.8254 and hitting a high of 0.8346. Speculators will pay close attention the central bank meeting and Chinese data along with the US Federal Reserve meeting on the 28th.  New Zealand’s economy is beginning to boom, boosted by the post-earthquake rebuild in Canterbury and strong housing and dairy prices...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis January 20 – 24, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD tumbled this week to trade at 0.8260 but continued to outpace its Tasmanian cousin the Aussie. The kiwi eased on the strength of the US dollar and concerns over China. Traders will wait to see what Graham Wheeler has to say at the RNZ meeting. The kiwi is heading for a 2% weekly gain against its trans-Tasman counterpart after data showed the divergent neighboring economies which will likely see interest rates move in New...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis January 13 – 17, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD  closed out the week just about where it started on Monday to close at 0.8290 after Chinese data showed a surge in imports which is positive for the kiwi. The weaker US dollar helped the kiwi to recover at the end of the week. New Zealand has begun an economic boom that could drive its currency past Australia's for the first time in four decades, HSBC Bank Australia says. The bank rates the rebuilding...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis January 6 – 10, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD climbed as we entered the New Year’s holiday to end the first week of the year at 0.8274 climbing from Monday’s opening at 0.8151. As the New Year began traders moved from equities back to the currency markets with commodity currencies seeing the most buying. The New Zealand dollar traded in a narrow range though it may be headed for some volatility as a raft of Federal Reserve speakers take to the airwaves this...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis December 30, 2013 – January 3, 2014 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD eased throughout the week to end at 0.8154 as the US dollar gained momentum on a quiet trading week. After the holiday the US dollar eased as traders looked for higher risk assets. The New Zealand dollar weakened as the greenback is supported by an improving outlook for the US economy. Most financial centers in Europe and the Americas were closed for Christmas on Wednesday with many also shut for Boxing Day. Markets are...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis December 23 – 27, 2013 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation:  The NZD/USD ended the week down at 0.8204 after the US dollar gained momentum even after positive local data. The Fed’s announcement came ahead of local figures showing New Zealand’s economic growth accelerated to a quarterly 1.4 percent in the September period on the strength of the dairy sector, stoking expectations the Reserve Bank will have to lift interest rates earlier than previously anticipated. Traders are betting Governor Graeme Wheeler will lift the key rate 126...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis December 16 – 20, 2013 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD capped a quiet week at 0.8257 down just 0.0021 from its opening on Monday. The US dollar gained momentum late in the day on Friday pushing the kiwi off its high at 0.8270 even with its opening this past Monday. The currency swayed this week mostly on sentiment as data was fairly neutral for the currency. The Reserve Bank held rates and policy at current levels as expected. The nation’s central bank kept its...
FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

NZD/USD Weekly Fundamental Analysis December 9-13, 2013 Forecast

Weekly Analysis and Recommendation: The NZD/USD closed a busy week at 0.8210 with a gain from its opening the previous Monday at 0.8163 after kiwi data was supportive of the currency this week. Global markets were focused on US data while Chinese data was showed that manufacturing was in an expansion mode and diary product prices were climbing. The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.4 percent weekly gain against its Australian counterpart as the divergence between the neighboring...
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