Since January 26, bullish persistence above 0.6500 was mandatory to keep pushing the NZD/USD pair towards higher bullish targets.
However, a temporary bearish rejection has been expressed around 0.6550 for almost two weeks resulting in the depicted consolidation range.
On January 28, the depicted support at 0.6400 acted as a prominent key level offering a valid buy entry. A bullish breakout above 0.6550 was executed earlier last week.
Bullish persistence above 0.6550 (depicted recent support) was needed to keep the price moving towards higher bullish targets.
The area of 0.6700-0.6750 constituted a significant resistance zone. Recent signs of a bearish rejection were seen near the same zone during the previous few weeks.
On February 9, the NZD/USD pair failed to consolidate below the depicted support level of 0.6570.
Moreover, obvious bullish recovery was expressed at 0.6570 (temporary support level). Hence, the recent bullish swing towards 0.6700 was initiated.
As expected, the price zone of 0.6700-0.6750 constitutes a significant resistance zone where a valid sell entry can be offered. S/L should be placed above 0.6800 to limit our risk.
The NZD/USD pair will remain trapped within the depicted consolidation range extending between 0.6550 and 0.6750 until breakout occurs in either direction.
The NZD/USD bears should keep trading below 0.6775 as the previous bearish scenario may remain valid. Otherwise, a quick bullish movement towards 0.6870 should be expected.
On the other hand, persistence below 0.6570 will be essential to allow further bearish decline towards 0.6420 where price reaction should be watched for a valid buy entry.