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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 Fails To Breach 0.8400 Barrier As Recovery Falters
The Kiwi’s assault on the 0.8400 barrier has proven unsuccessful as a Shooting Star pattern warns of a further pullback.
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NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Trying to Carve Out a Bottom
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NZD/USD Mounting Another Assault On 0.8400 Following Hammer Pattern
The Kiwi is making another assault on the critical 0.8400 barrier after a Hammer formation signaled the return of the bulls.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Bottom Forming Above 0.83?
Euro Bears Shouldn’t Expect QE from ECB This Week
The Euro was the worst performing major currency last week, extending its losing streak against the US Dollar to seven consecutive weeks. EURUSD’s -0.84% drop last week sunk...
NZD/USD At A Critical Juncture With A Bullish Signal In Its Wake
The Kiwi bulls appear to have lost steam after hitting the 0.8400 ceiling.
Euro Looking for a Lifeline in Inflation Data as ECB Meeting Looms
The Euro is looking for a lifeline in Augusts’ inflation data amid churning stimulus expansion bets ahead of next week’s ECB monetary policy announcement.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi Recovery in the Cards?

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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.