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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 Technical Analysis: Aiming Below 0.75 Figure
Euro Relief Rally May Hit Wall as Market Refocuses on EZ CPI, US NFPs
Commercial long positions continue to dig in, helping spark widespread gains in the EUR-crosses, particularly in EURGBP and EURUSD.
Currency Markets Focus on ECB, BOE, Fed Commentary Into Week-End
Foreign exchange markets will be focused on scheduled commentary from ECB, BOE and Federal Reserve officials to guide policy bets into the end of the trading week.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Down Trend Back in Play?
US Dollar Looks like a Sell versus Euro and Japanese Yen
Retail forex traders continue buying the US Dollar, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further Euro and Yen gains versus the USD.
New Zealand Dollar Outlook Unclear
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...
Aussie, NZ Dollars Sink as Yemen Turmoil Drives Risk Aversion
The Australian and New Zealand Dollars sank as turmoil in Yemen pushed crude oil higher and fueled risk aversion in Asian trading hours.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Candle Pattern Hints at Losses
US Dollar May Fall as Fed-Speak Underpins Bets on Rate Hike Delay
The US Dollar may weaken as dovish Fed commentary underpins speculation that the central bank will delay raising interest rates until September.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Trend Line Barrier in Focus

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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.