Fundamentals for a higher NZD/AUD have been lining up very nicely of late.
NZ house prices up, Australian house prices down. Numerous Australian businesses are shifting operations to N.Z. The RBA have been cutting interest rates (1.25% off their cash rate since November) whilst the RBNZ gave guidance last week that their next move is likely to be a hike in Q2 2013. One can now argue this GDP result sets the scene for an earlier rise given anecdotes about Q2 are already strong (ANZ have a new indicator, their ‘Truckometer’. That measure jumped 3.3% in May, the largest in the series (brief) history. The Truckometer should be the earliest of indicators that business and the movement of goods is improving).
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