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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 Faces Resistance Up to About .6780
Exit Long NZDUSD
UK Inflation, BOE Testimony Key for Pound and Risk Appetite Alike
UK inflation data and testimony from Bank of England policymakers is likely to give direction cues to the British Pound and market-wide risk appetite trends alike.
Webinar: USD Weakness Targets Key Support- Comm Bloc Overstretched?
Setups we’ll be trading this week with commodities / comm currencies at risk for a near-term correction. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter.
AUD/USD, EUR/USD Triangles Eye Continuation Targets
The US Dollar remains on weak footing, with new lows eyed in the USDOLLAR Index.
Euro Set to Respond to Policymakers’ Speeches amid Thin Calendar
With questions surrounding the ECB’s next policy move starting to grow, traders will find this week’s slate of ECB policymakers’ speeches as the best source for ...
AUD, NZD, and CAD Follow through on Reversals
AUD, NZD, and CAD are nearing levels that could produce interim resistance but the broader trend in these currencies is no longer down.
World Bank, IMF Meetings May Disrupt Otherwise Quiet Week-End
Sideline commentary from global policymakers attending the World Bank and IMF annual meeting may disrupt otherwise quiet consolidation into the end of the week.
Using a Checklist to Evaluate USDJPY, AUDUSD and AUDNZD
When we trade on discretion, 'bad feelings' and 'fear of missing out' can seep into our assessments.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Trend Line Resistance Broken
The New Zealand Dollar is en route toward securing its longest win streak in 17 months against its US counterpart as prices work on a sixth consecutive advance.

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Oct 15
NZD Consumer Prices Index (YoY) (3Q) 0.3% 0.4%

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.