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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2015: 73.6%

Trade Balance, 2015: -$749 bln.

Inflation, 2015: 0.2%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency


International trade currency


World's strongest economy


Safe haven currency


Factors of Weakness

Huge public debt


Negative trade balance


The US dollar is the currency of the United States of America. Introduced back in 1792 it has a long history of being strong medium of exchange. The currency is widely used in global international trade, as the reserve currency and is officially used in several countries besides the United States. The US dollar is also sometimes referred as greenback or simply the American dollar.

US Dollar News Archive

Dollar Rallies Against Rivals During Friday’s Trading

The US dollar was flat against the Japanese yen but rallied against other most-traded currencies during the Friday’s trading session. The major reason for the currency’s strength remained the outlook for an interest rate hike in December.

US Dollar Loses Ground to Yen Amid Depressing Housing Starts Data

The US dollar appeared bearish against the Japanese yen after the US Census Bureau published the housing starts data, which came out at 1.05 million against the forecast of around 1.18 million. Housing starts represent the annualized number of residential buildings that initiated construction work during the previous month. It has a direct impact on the overall US economy because housing construction creates demand for a number of products and services. Although […]

Uninspiring Economic Data Causes the USD to Lose Its Footing

The greenback lost its footing in response to unimpressive economy data this morning after the Federal Reserve of New York reported that its Empire State Manufacturing Index was down by 6.80 points in October. The Index was down 1.99 points in September, and the consensus economists’ estimate was that the Index would gain 1.00 points this month. The newly released data on US industrial production has also casted dark […]

Dollar Logs Big Weekly Gains as Fed Suggests Tightening Soon

The US dollar demonstrated an impressive rally during the past trading week. The currency continued to get support from the outlook for monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve and positive macroeconomic data.

Dollar Rallies as Data Feeds Outlook for Interest Rate Hike

The US dollar rallied today as economic data release from the United States over the trading session was good so far, improving chances for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December.

US Dollar Ends Week with Gains Despite Weak NFP

The US dollar ended the week with gains against other most-traded currencies even as economic data released from the United States over the week was disappointing. The greenback even gained against the Canadian dollar which should have been supported by Canada’s amazing jobs data.

Dollar Strong Ahead of Non-Farm Payrolls

The US dollar continued to dominate the Forex market today, rising against its major peers, as traders continued to speculate about the possibility of an interest rate hike in December.

Dollar Trades Flat During Wednesday

The US dollar was little changed against the basket of major currencies during Wednesday’s trading as clashing economic reports did not allow the currency to establish a clear trend.

Dollar Extends Monday’s Gains into Tuesday

The US dollar rallied on Monday and extended its gain against the most-traded rivals on Tuesday as relatively positive macroeconomic data released from the United States increased chances for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve and boosted the appeal of the currency.

Dollar Flat vs. Rivals, Down vs. Commodity Currencies

The US dollar was mostly flat against its most-traded rivals with the exception of commodity currencies which got a boost from the surprise news from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The New Zealand dollar failed to join the rally of other commodity-related currencies, maintaining its weakness.