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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

US Dollar May Rise if Home Sales Top Estimates, Boosting Fed Outlook
The US Dollar may rise if November’s Existing Home Sales data tops economists’ forecasts, boosting Federal Reserve interest rate hike expectations.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Treading Water Near 0.77
Euro Flounders at Yearly Lows as Likelihood of ECB QE Increases
Euro bulls shouldn’t be too comfortable, seeing as short covering has only produced a mild upswing in price.
Yen Down on Risk Appetite Swell But Year-End Flows May Fuel Turn
The Japanese Yen fell on ebbing haven demand as risk appetite swelled overnight but the return of year-end flows may trigger a reversal and send the currency higher.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for Direction Cues
US Dollar Once Again Looks like a Buy versus Euro, Major Currencies
The US Dollar once again looks like a buy versus the Euro and other FX counterparts as a sharp shift in sentiment points to gains. Here’s what we’re watching.
New Zealand Dollar Reversal is Short-Lived
The New Zealand Dollar showed early signs of setting a lasting low versus the US Dollar, but a recent shift in sentiment keeps our bias towards selling NZD gains until further not...
Swiss Franc Sinks as SNB Surprises with Negative Interest Rates
The Swiss Franc tumbled against the major currencies after the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly dropped interest rates into negative territory.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Support Below 0.77 in Focus
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for Trade Opportunity

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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.