One of the Greatest Forex Trades Ever! Krieger Versus the Kiwi (NZD)
Andy Krieger Vs. the Kiwi
In 1987, Andy Krieger, a 32-year-old currency trader at Bankers Trust, was carefully watching the currencies that were rallying against the dollar following the Black Monday crash. As investors and companies rushed out of the American dollar and into other currencies that had suffered less damage in the market crash, there were bound to be some currencies that would become fundamentally overvaluedcreating a good opportunity for arbitrage. The currency Krieger targeted was the New Zealand dollar, also known as the kiwi.
Using the relatively new techniques afforded by options, Krieger took up a short position against the kiwi worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, his sell orders were said to exceed the money supply of New Zealand. The selling pressure combined with the lack of currency in circulation caused the kiwi to drop sharply. It yo-yoed between a 3 and 5% loss while Krieger made millions for his employers.One part of the legend recounts a worried New Zealand government official calling up Krieger's bosses and threatening Bankers Trust to try to get Krieger out of the kiwi. Krieger later left Bankers Trust to go work for George Soros.

  • SimMan So what's your take from this? Do you think USD is going down again soon?
    • Kentaro USD is likely to catch a big price inflate bubble in these 6 Months and Crash Big Time after that, as per my analysis and Opinion.
      • SimMan I actually think there will be a chance they FINALLY go at North Korea. Then USD will be doing okay. We will see.
        • Kentaro Unfortunately Right Now they don't plan on messing with the Polar Bear... He's not in a straight set and will cause random destruction pointlessly, again causing millions of loss. So No Point Throwing flints at the bear, cause it'll hurt the already week finances.