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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

NZD/USD Struggles Near Recent Lows With Bullish Candlesticks Lacking
NZD/USDhas been reluctant to revisit its recent lows near 0.8060 despite a Piercing Line pattern failing to find confirmation.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: A Bottom Set Below 0.81?
NZD/USD Reverses from Important 61.8% Retracement
AUDNZD Scalps Targets Key Inflection Range - 1.1020 Critical Support
AUDNZD has filled the Sunday gap with the weekly opening range taking shape just above a major support. Here’s the setup with the updated targets & invalidation levels.
NZD/USD Recovery Falters Leaving A Void Of Bullish Candlestick Signals
NZD/USD has resumed its journey lower in recent trade, which in turn has negated a Piercing Line pattern on the daily.
British Pound: Scottish Vote is Close and FX Traders are Nervous
Market participants are clearly concerned about what a possible Scottish secession from the United Kingdom could mean for the British Pound…
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi Slides to 7-Month Low
NZD/USD Piercing Line Pattern Raises Hopes For A Recovery
NZD/USD has demonstrated a promising response to a Piercing Line pattern. A successive up-day has helped confirm the bullish signal.
Video: EURUSD and NZDUSD Better FOMC Trades than GBPUSD
Have volatility levels been rising in anticipation of the upcoming FOMC decision or is it a more systemic shift in circumstances?
Dollar and Yen to Rise as Aussie Falls if FOMC Stokes Rate Hike Bets
The US Dollar and the Japanese Yen may rise while the Aussie falls if a perceived “hawkish” shift in FOMC rhetoric fuels rate hike bets and drives risk aversion.

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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.