The EURNZD forex pair showcases the value of the euro against the New Zealand dollar. Colloquially known as the ‘Euro Kiwi’, it’s one of the most liquid forex currency pairs involving the New Zealand dollar. That’s because the European Union (EU) is one of New Zealand’s most influential trading partners, aside from its nearest neighbour Australia.
The history of EURNZD dates back to January 1, 1999, when the euro was formally launched as a fiat currency for EU members. The Euro Kiwi is in the category of ‘minor’ forex pairs, simply because it does not include the US dollar.
One of the most influential factors in the movement of EURNZD is the New Zealand economy. As an island nation, it’s no surprise that this country is a net food exporter and is therefore heavily reliant on the output of its agriculture industry, as well as its tourism sector.
In terms of EURNZD history, the long-term trend is that the New Zealand dollar has strengthened against the euro in the last two decades. In December 2008, before the fallout of the global financial crash, one euro was worth $2.48 NZD. Following the global recession, it was worth NZD 1.78 in July 2010.
It reached an all-time low of NZD 1.43 to the euro in March 2015, but the euro appears to have stabilised in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a weakening of the euro against NZD ($1.66 in March 2021), but the potential of a recession in western Europe and rising inflation has caused increased volatility in the EURNZD market. Throughout 2022, the price of EURNZD peaked at as high as NZD 1.77 and as low as NZD 1.57.
When it comes to the forex markets, more people typically trade forex pairs than buy and exchange physical fiat currencies like the euro and New Zealand dollar. The commission costs involved with exchanging fiat currency often make this prohibitive. Let’s say that the NZD has strengthened against the dollar from $1.70 to $1.65.
This means you’ve got a $0.05 profit for every euro you own. However, it's hard to find currency exchange operators that take the pure market value. They will often add their own profit margin on top for operating their service, eroding into your overall profit.
By trading the price of a forex pair like the EURNZD, you can simply speculate on the rise and fall of the NZD against the euro. Using a contract for difference (CFD) broker, it’s possible to take long (buy) and short (sell) positions on the Euro Kiwi and turn a profit if the price moves above the entry of your long position or below the entry of your short position.
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