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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

Weekly Trading Forecast: FX and Capital Markets Shaken by Strong NFPs
A strong US labor report charged the Dollar to an 11 year high and sent the S&P 500 reeling. Are these trends that will build through the coming week?
New Zealand Dollar at Risk on Adverse RBNZ vs Fed Outlook Shift
The New Zealand Dollar looks vulnerable to deeper losses as dovish RBNZ rhetoric and firming Fed rate hike bets drive an adverse policy outlook shift.
AUD/USD Threatens Bullish Momentum- NZD/USD Carves Top Ahead of RBNZ
The fundamental event risk lined up for the week ahead may heavily impact AUD/USD and NZD/USD as market participants weigh the outlook for monetary policy.
EUR/USD Slammed Below $1.0900 as February NFPs Blow by Forecasts
The US Dollar is surging higher on the heels a better than expected headline US Nonfarm Payrolls report.
Video: Dollar Breaks Higher Ahead of NFPs, ECB Feeds EURUSD Tumble
Usually, the markets steady ahead of major event risk. This week, however, it seems the tension is so great and trends so well established that breakouts and trend extension don't
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Short Trade Setup Established
NZD/USD Slammed after Failure at December Low (Old Support)
US Dollar Poised for Further Gains, but Watch Nonfarm Payrolls
The US Dollar has surged across the board, and retail FX traders continue selling into gains. We view this as a contrarian signal the Greenback continues higher.
New Zealand Dollar Rally Looks in Danger
We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are short gives signal that the NZDUSD may continue higher. The trading crowd h...
EUR/USD Rips on ECB Projections, then Dips on QE Program Details
EURUSD was swiftly rejected at its former 2015 lows near $1.1100.

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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.