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

Data Collection Notice

We maintain a record of your data to run this website. By clicking the button, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

facebook logo with graphic

Join Us on Facebook

Stay on top of company updates, trading news, and so much more!

Thanks, I already follow your page!
forex book graphic

Beginner Forex Book

Your ultimate guide through the world of trading.

Get Forex Book

Check Your Inbox!

In our email, you will find the Forex 101 book. Just tap the button to get it!

FBS Mobile Personal Area

market's logo FREE - On the App Store

Get

Risk warning: ᏟᖴᎠs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

76.5% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading ᏟᖴᎠs with this provider.

You should consider whether you understand how ᏟᖴᎠs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Danske Bank forecasts USD/ZAR at 15.00

Danske Bank forecasts USD/ZAR at 15.00

Information is not investment advice

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) left its interest rate unchanged. That decision underpinned the rand and allowed it to close green yesterday. The enormous government support measures in combination with optimistic vaccine news encouraged investors to stream their capital to emerging markets currencies such as the rand. Nevertheless, the current cautious market sentiment has limited the ZAR’s potential to rise. The fresh virus outbreak and related lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing restrictions toned the risk-on impetus down.

Forecasts

Indeed, there are downbeat risks for the African rand in the short term, but many analysts forecast the steady rebound of economic activity in 2021(which is so close already). Therefore, stocks and riskier currencies such as the rand will get a boost.

If we look at the USD/ZAR chart, we’ll notice that the rand has managed to regain most of its losses already. As Danske Bank properly mentioned, “we view most, if not all, of the fall in USD/ZAR as due to global tailwinds, not domestic”. In other words, the only risk-on sentiment would be enough to underpin the rand and drive USD/ZAR even lower. Danske Bank’s forecast is 15.0000 for the coming months. "We could see more emerging market strength in coming months as the reopening continues”. In addition, many credible banks such as JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs predict a soon fall of the USD, which would be beneficial for the ZAR.

Technical tips

After the gradual falling, USD/ZAR formed the symmetrical triangle, so the pair may go anywhere now. If it breaks the upper trend line at yesterday’s high of 15.5700, the way to the next resistance of 15.6500 will be clear. In the opposite scenario, the move above the lower trend line of 15.3180 will drive the pair lower to November’s low of 15.2000.

USDZARH4.png

LOG IN

Similar

How to Stay Calm and Trade on Uncertainties

Despite the negative news and worrying headlines, we recommend traders to make mental reframing of the situation. This way, you can look at the market from a different perspective. Let’s observe how you can take advantage of the uncertainties and make the fundamentals work for you!

Popular

Gold isn't saving investors from inflation

Many investors treated gold as a protection against inflation. However, last week, gold lost its major support and dropped despite rising inflation. Why did it act like this?

Choose your payment system

Feel the Team Spirit

Callback

Please fill in the form below so we can contact you

Select the best time for us to call you. We give calls from Monday to Friday in suggested intervals. In case we couldn't get through, we will try again at the same time the next day. For getting real-time assistance, use FBS chat.

We provide only English-speaking callbacks. If you prefer any other languages, contact the support team.

We will call you at the time interval that you chose

Change number

Your request is accepted.

We will call you at the time interval that you chose

Next callback request for this phone number will be available in 00:30:00

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

Internal error. Please try again later