USD/ZAR Broke Above 15.00. Will It Rally Further?

USD/ZAR Broke Above 15.00. Will It Rally Further?

2021-08-19 • Updated

What is happening?

The fresh resurgence of Covid-19 cases and Fed’s Meeting Minutes drove USD/ZAR above the psychological mark of 15.00. It has failed to break above the 15.25 resistance level so far. However, if it manages to do so, the pair may rocket to the next round number of 15.50, which is near the high of March 8.

USDZARDaily.png

What drives USD/ZAR?

Rand bulls were encouraged by the retail sales data for June as actual numbers (10.4%) exceeded market expectations of 9.6%. However, it is not so significant factor for the USD/ZAR currency pair. The main driver is the upcoming Fed meeting. Even market expectations of this event are affecting the US dollar and thus USD/ZAR.

On August 18, the Fed has revealed Meeting Minutes – a detailed record of its latest event. After watching it, investors have become more confident that the Fed may start slowing down its financial support (tightening the policy) already this year! It is expected that tapering will likely take place between September 2021 – December 2021. It is positive news for the US dollar.

Forecast

USD/ZAR may move sideways between 15.00 and 15.25 for a while as the RSI indicator is close to 70.00, signaling the asset is overbought. Thus, we might expect a pullback to 15.00 and then reverse up again. However, the current strength of the US dollar makes the breakout above 15.25 very likely!

TRADE NOW

Similar

WTI and Brent React To a Key Pivot
WTI and Brent React To a Key Pivot

Brent oil is currently on a bullish trend, facing resistance near $84 and supported by the 200-day EMA. Breaking above this level could lead to a climb towards $90. Short-term support is observed around $80, backed by the 50-day EMA. As summer approaches and travel increases, crude oil tends to benefit from seasonal patterns. Despite temporary setbacks, buying...

XBRUSD: Prepares to Correct Intraday Rally
XBRUSD: Prepares to Correct Intraday Rally

Bearish Scenario: Sales below 80.00 with TP1: 79.34, TP2: 78.94, TP3: 78.55, and 78.00 Bullish Scenario: Buys above 78.00 (wait for a retracement to the zone) with TP: 79.34 TP2: 80.00, and TP3: 81.00

Latest news

USD Expected To Recover Some Strength
USD Expected To Recover Some Strength

In the early hours of Tuesday, the US Dollar faces challenges in maintaining its strength against major currencies, with the US Dollar Index struggling to surpass the 104.00 mark. Investors are eagerly anticipating the release of key economic data, including January Durable Goods Orders and the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for February. Additionally, the economic calendar includes reports...

CAD: Price Delivery Suggests Strength
CAD: Price Delivery Suggests Strength

In the early hours of Tuesday, the US Dollar faces challenges in maintaining its strength against major currencies, with the US Dollar Index struggling to surpass the 104.00 mark. Investors are eagerly anticipating the release of key economic data, including January Durable Goods Orders and the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for February. Additionally, the economic calendar includes...

Deposit with your local payment systems

Data collection notice

FBS maintains a record of your data to run this website. By pressing the “Accept” button, you agree to our Privacy policy.

Callback

A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Next callback request for this phone number
will be available in

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later

Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar and profit!

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera