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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 2.00% — 2.25%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 77.4%

Trade Balance, 2017: -$776 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 2.1%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
AAA
Stable
Moody's
Aaa
Stable
S&P
AA+
Stable

Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency

strong

International trade currency

strong

World's strongest economy

strong

Safe haven currency

weak

Factors of Weakness

Negative current account balance

strong

Negative trade balance

medium

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

US Dollar Falls on Weak Jobs Report, Capped by Strong Consumer Sentiment

The US dollar is tumbling at the end of the trading week as a new jobs report was weaker than expected. The greenback’s losses were capped on a new survey that found consumer sentiment remains strong. With the equities markets in shambles, and the Federal Reserve behaving in a dovish manner, it is possible that the buck’s 2018 ascent may crumble heading into 2019.

US Dollar Declines amid Falling Treasury Yields, Disappointing Employment Data

The US dollar declined against its major peers today despite the risk-negative sentiment. Market analysts explained the drop by falling Treasury yields and disappointing employment data.

US Dollar Ends Week Firm on Interest Rate Outlook

The US dollar slumped during the week after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made a U-turn, saying that interest rates close to neutral levels. The currency recovered later following the Fed policy minutes. Commodity currencies were strongest during the week, with the exception of the Canadian dollar.

US Dollar Rebounds on Fed Minutes, G20 Summit Optimism

The US dollar rebounded at the end of the trading week after new Federal Reserve minutes show the central bank favors raising interest rates in December and beyond. With investors paying close attention to this weekend’s G20 summit, all eyes are on President Donald Trump’s critical meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Wall Street is trying to be optimistic, but is a new trade agreement hopeless?

Dovish Fed Chair Powell Makes Greenback Sink

The US dollar was trading mostly sideways during the Wednesday’s trading session despite disappointing macroeconomic data. But that changed after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a surprisingly dovish speech, after which the greenback plunged.

US Dollar Dips on Wall Street Bears, Economic Data

The US dollar is declining to kick off the trading week as Wall Street bears and disappointing economic data sent the currency lower. Despite the greenback enduring its biggest decline in two weeks, the dollar is still performing quite well as the year comes to an end.

US CPI Accelerates Within Expectations, US Dollar Index Falls Slightly

The US dollar gained on some of its major rivals, including the euro and the Great Britain pound, after consumer inflation in the United States accelerated in line with market expectations. Overall, though, the currency traded slightly lower.

US Dollar Ends Week of FOMC Decision on Strong Footing

The US dollar performed decently over the past trading week but was outperformed by the Australian and New Zealand currencies, which were the strongest on the Forex market during the week.

US Dollar Strengthens As Inflation Pressures Remain in Check

The US dollar is strengthening at the end of the trading week, buoyed by new economic data that shows inflation pressures remain in check. The greenback further accelerated on a hawkish central bank that is set to raise interest rates next month. The currency’s gains were capped by retreating Treasury yields.

US Dollar Weakens Despite Strong Jobs Numbers, Higher Wages

The US dollar is weakening against some of its counterparts midweek, despite several bullish indicators to suggest the economy is still strong. The labor market remains healthy, wages are climbing, and business confidence continues to jump. The greenback might be taking a breather after rallying earlier this week.

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