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NZD (New Zealand Dollar)

The New Zealand Dollar is often called the 'Kiwi', as the $1 coin depicts the kiwi bird that New Zealand is often associated with. The New Zealand Dollar has consistenly been one of the top 10 most-traded currencies in the world, and interest rate differentials after the financial collapse have helped the currency to remain popular amongst Forex traders.

NZD News and Analysis

EUR/USD Bearish Sub-1.3475; EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY May Have Other Ideas
The Euro is showing signs of life, just not against the US Dollar. In fact, with so much US event risk the next few days, EUR-biases may be best expressed elsewhere.
Dollar Pair’s Extreme Quiet is Unnerving
Market conditions are already extremely quiet, but it seems that we are sliding to even more exceptional levels of listlessness…and just before a heavy round of important e...
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Selloff Stalls at Key Trend Line
New Zealand Dollar Down on Eroding RBNZ Rate Hike Outlook
The New Zealand Dollar continued to decline after last week’s dramatic selloff, touching a six-week low, amid fading RBNZ interest rate hike expectations.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: 2014 Uptrend Under Pressure
Euro’s Low Growth, Disinflationary Rut Weighs on Traders
While policymakers have long-indicated that they want to wait until the stress tests conclude in the fall before introducing anything major, only a continued slog through the growt...
Weekly Trading Forecast: FX Markets Brace for US GDP, NFPs and FOMC Decision
A number of the majors have taken a substantial change in course this past week. Will the dollar be able to leverage the move with a dramatic round of data ahead?
Trading Video: Extreme EURUSD Quiet After Key Break Unnerving
The unsettling calm that we have grown used to in 2014 has once again settled over the market. However, there are is enough turmoil below the surface that traders are not willing ...
New Zealand Dollar May Continue Lower on US Economic News-Flow
New Zealand Dollar selling may continue after last week’s aggressive decline as sentiment trends take the reins from RBNZ monetary policy considerations.
New Zealand Dollar May Continue Lower on US Economic News-Flow
New Zealand Dollar selling may continue after last week’s aggressive decline as sentiment trends take the reins from RBNZ monetary policy considerations.

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The New Zealand Dollar came into existence in 1967 after the country shifted away from the New Zealand Pound. The New Zealand Dollar was initially pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of one New Zealand Dollar equaling $1.6200 US Dollars, although the peg was changed later in the year of introduction to $1.12 US Dollars for each New Zealand Dollar. This peg was managed and changed up until 1985 in which The New Zealand Dollar was set to free-float.


Monetary Policy for the economy and the New Zealand Dollar is controlled by The Reserve Bank of New Zealand. The bank embarked on intervention efforts in June of 2007 for the first time since the currency was allowed to free-float, largely in an effort to drive the value of NZD lower.


These efforts were largely seen as ineffective as The New Zealand Dollar moved to new post-float highs of .8103 shortly thereafter. However, after printing a new high in early 2008, the Financial Collapse sparked a massive move in the currency that eventually saw the New Zealand Dollar trading below .50 against the US Dollar.


After bottoming below .50 against the US Dollar in March of 2009, the currency embarked on a massive move, gaining more than 75% against the US Dollar over the next two-and-one-half years, creating more calls within government for additional easing.