AUDNZD was 0.50% lower today after the RBNZ held rates steady as expected. I said in yesterday’s article on the pair that “the price action would favour the downside” and the Kiwi could gain further in the days ahead. The New Zealand dollar is rising as traders reduce their bets […]
In this section, you will learn more about the AUDNZD, but also be able to read our latest news and technical analysis for the currency pair. You will also find a live chart.
What is AUDNZD?
In recent years, AUDNZD has grown in popularity among forex traders. It is typically more volatile during the Asian session when the Australian and New Zealand markets are open.
AUDNZD is the financial symbol between the currencies of the neighboring countries: Australia and New Zealand. This currency pair is popularly referred by the moniker of the two currencies: Aussie-Kiwi.
Just like any other currency pair, it is sensitive to central bank announcements, and in this case from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. These two countries have historically high inflation rates relative to their American and European counterparts. This may be attributed to the nature of their economies which are reliant on exporting commodities. Consequently, their central banks are also among those who have the highest interest rates. They are also more hawkish than their other counterparts like the ECB and the BOJ.
Most of the time, the AUDNZD currency pair trades sideways. This could be due to the fact that their economies are alike. Therefore, if you plan on trading it, you should pay attention to AUDNZD news and track discrepancies in the economic data released from Australia and New Zealand. If Australia’s statistics paint a stronger economy than that of New Zealand, then you can expect AUDNZD to trade higher. This is made on the assumption that the data could be enough to make the RBA hawkish. On the other hand, if it is New Zealand’s economy that looks more appealing, you may expect AUDNZD to trade lower.
Aside from economic reports, you should also track the largest exports of Australia and New Zealand. Higher gold prices sometimes lead to a stronger Aussie because Australia is one of the largest producers of the precious metal. On the other hand, the New Zealand dollar tends to react to changes in dairy prices as it is New Zealand’s largest export.
Live AUDNZD Chart
AUDNZD News and Analysis
The AUDNZD has given up last week’s rally as the pair awaits the latest RBNZ rates decision. The Aussie dollar had been boosted last week, despite the RBA slashing rates to a record low of 0.1%. Last week’s rally in the Aussie had traders scratching their head as it was […]
AUDNZD was 0.45% higher on the day as the Aussie currency continued to get a boost from the Reserve Bank meeting on Tuesday. The pair is over 100 pips higher than Monday’s low. Yesterday’s RBA meeting saw the bank cutting interest rates by 0.15% as expected and also embarking on […]
The Aussie was flat against the Kiwi after the release of the Reserve Bank minutes in Australia. The bank held rates steady at 0.25% as expected.
The AUDNZD pair should see volatility from a busy economic calendar in the coming week with Kiwi GDP and Aussie jobs numbers.
The AUDNZD was slightly higher on the day with New Zealand business PMI showing a print of 50.7, which is straddling the key 50 level between expansion and contraction. The market awaits two key events next Thursday with the release of second quarter GDP for the Kiwi and unemployment numbers […]