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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 Prepares for its Most Important Week in Months (If Not Years!)
Time to buckle up. Volatility is a near-certainty across EUR-crosses at the end of the week, with the ECB meeting on Thursday, both Draghi and Yellen speaking on Thursday, and the...
Fed Rate Hike Cycle Doesn’t Necessarily Bode Well for US Dollar
Higher interest rates tend to support a stronger currency. For the US Dollar, gains after a December Fed rate hike are anything but certain.
Currency Swings in Thin Markets to Struggle for Follow-Through
Currency market swings registered in thin liquidity conditions are unlikely to find follow-through and may see swift reversals after participation returns to normal levels.
Forex Positioning Warns that the US Dollar May Lose Further
Retail FX traders remain aggressively long the US Dollar versus the Euro, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, and Gold prices. Until this changes we remain in favor of buying into USD...
New Zealand Dollar Outlook Remains Positive
Retail FX traders remain marginally net-short the New Zealand Dollar versus the US Dollar, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment leaves us watching for further NZD/USD gains. I...
AUD/NZD Pullback Testing Pivotal Support
A multi-year slope pivot appears to be providing interim support after hitting two-month highs this week. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.
US Dollar May Rise on PCE Data, Thin Trade May Boost Volatility
The US Dollar may rise as the Fed’s favored inflation gauge hits a 10-month high. Kneejerk volatility may be amplified in thinning pre-holiday trade.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Familiar Trend Resistance Holds
The New Zealand Dollar turned lower against its US counterpart after testing falling trend line resistance guiding the move lower over the past six weeks.
Webinar: Dollar Crosses at Key Juncture Ahead of US Holiday
Setups we’re tracking into the shortened holiday week with the USD poised for its next big move. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.
Amid Holiday, EUR/USD Prepares for Huge First Week of December
Markets are looking right through to the end of the first week of December, and for good reason: the ECB has its last policy meeting of 2015; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gi...

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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.