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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 1.75% — 2.00%

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 Surges As Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates

The US dollar is surging midweek after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates at its September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Additional easing is expected this year, leaving many to wonder if another round of quantitative easing (QE) is coming. Housing data further contributed to the dollar’s trading earlier in the session.

AUDUSD Might Have Found Support at 0.6858

As the Australian dollar versus the US dollar currency pair printed a pin-bar at the important 0.6858 major support level, it can be said that the bulls are turning their engines on for 0.7000.

US Dollar Mixed on Better-Than-Expected Industrial, Manufacturing Output

The US dollar is mixed against several major currency rivals on Tuesday after the latest industrial and manufacturing output numbers were published. But global financial markets are bracing for the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, which the market is now split on. In the backdrop is low-level US-China trade discussions restarting later this week.

US Dollar Mixed Ahead of Fed Decision

The US dollar was mixed during the past trading week, rising against some most-traded rivals but falling versus others. While the developments in the US-China relations were good, traders were reluctant to buy the greenback ahead of the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting.

USD/JPY Rallying Towards 108.00

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is still continuing the appreciation that began at the 105.00 psychological level. The question is: considering the determined way in which it advances, will the price simply pierce the strong resistance area at 108.00?

AUD/USD Correcting from the Lows of 0.6700

The Australian dollar versus the US dollar currency pair rallied from the 0.6700 area and is now testing the old major support at 0.6858.

Risk Appetite Makes US Dollar End Week Among Losers

The US dollar ended the past trading week among the weakest currencies on the Forex market, along with the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc, due to risk appetite among traders. Negative domestic employment data also hurt the greenback. Commodity currencies were the strongest.

US Dollar Sinks As August Jobs Disappoint Investors

The US dollar is falling against a few major currency rivals to close out the trading week, driven by a lower-than-expected jobs report in August. The disappointing labor numbers are likely enough to give the Federal Reserve the evidence it needs to pull the trigger on a second cut to interest rates later this month. But it could spell bad news for the greenback’s strength, something that the administration is hoping for.

US Dollar Edges Higher on US-China Talks, Jobs Numbers

The US dollar is edging slightly higher on Thursday against several major currency rivals, driven by a potential de-escalation in US-China trade tensions and optimism over the upcoming August jobs numbers. The flurry of positive economic data also contributed to the greenback’s rebound.

US Dollar Flat As Weak Manufacturing Data Raises Recession Fears

The US dollar is trading flat against a basket of currency rivals to kick off the holiday-shortened trading week. Financial markets took a dive on recent data that suggests the nation’s manufacturing sector is contracting amid the lingering US-China trade war. But there are other factors that are contributing to the index’s weakness as of late, which still might not convince the bulk of investors.

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