NZD/USD Fundamental Analysis October 12, 2012 Forecast

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NZD/USD Fundamental Analysis October 12, 2012 Forecast

NZD/USD Fundamental Analysis October 12, 2012 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendation:

The NZD/USD is trading at 0.8178 adding in this morning's session. The local currency was little changed after New Zealand’s manufacturing activity shrank for a fourth month in September, as new orders fell to the lowest level since May. The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of manufacturing index (PMI) rose to 48.2 last month from 47.2 in August, indicating the pace of contraction is slowing.

Today's manufacturing survey came as New Zealand's consumer confidence fell to 110.5 October from 111.9, with kiwis remaining cautious about spending money and put more aside for a rainy day.

New Zealand food prices fell 0.9 in September, snapping four months of gains, reflecting lower prices for groceries and fruit and vegetables. Grocery prices fell 1.6 percent, fruit and vegetables eased 2.2 percent, while non-alcoholic beverages decreased 0.5 percent. Australia's job report today showed an increase in jobs, which is a positive for the kiwi as Australia is its major trading partner, with more people back at work the more NZ can expect to export.

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Economic Data October 11, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

Oct. 11

 

JPY

 

 

Core Machinery Orders (MoM) 

-3.3%

 

-2.5% 

 

4.6% 

 

 

JPY

 

 

Bank Lending (YoY) 

1.0%

 

 

 

0.9% 

 

 

AUD

 

 

MI Inflation Expectations 

2.6%

 

 

 

2.4% 

 

 

AUD

 

 

Employment Change 

14.5K

 

3.8K 

 

-9.1K 

 

 

AUD

 

 

Unemployment Rate 

5.4%

 

5.3% 

 

5.1% 

 

 

KRW

 

 

South Korean Interest Rate Decision 

2.75%

 

2.75% 

 

3.00% 

 

 

MYR

 

 

Malaysian Industrial Production (YoY) 

-0.7%

 

-2.0% 

 

2.9% 

 

 

JPY

 

 

Household Confidence 

40.1

 

41.2 

 

40.5 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the AUD, NZD, JPY and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 12

00:50

JPY

Tertiary Industry Activity Index (MoM) 

0.5% 

-0.8% 

 

13:30

USD

Core PPI (MoM) 

0.2% 

0.2% 

 

13:30

USD

PPI (MoM) 

0.8% 

1.7% 

 

14:55

USD

Michigan Consumer Sentiment 

77.9 

78.3 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 12 09:30 Germany 

Oct 12 10:00 Belgium

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