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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 0.00% — 0.25%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2020: 131.2%

Trade Balance, 2019: -$576.9 bln.

Inflation, 2019: 1.8%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency


International trade currency


World's strongest economy


Safe haven currency


Factors of Weakness

Negative current account balance


Negative trade balance


Quantitative easing


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

Did the Bears Clear the 105.09 Level on USD/JPY?

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to be set for 103.15. Is this really so? Long-term perspective After it peaked at 109.85, the price fell under the resistance level of 109.08, extending all the way to 106.07 before crafting the next peak at 108.16, slightly above the 108.05 intermediary level. From the 108.05 peak, the price developed the oscillations in such a manner that it formed a descending trend, one […]

US Dollar Quiet Ahead of Thanksgiving As Investors Assess Data, FOMC Minutes

The US dollar is trading relatively flat against multiple major currency peers, mainly due to the plethora of mixed economic data that were released ahead of the American Thanksgiving holiday. In focus in the middle of the holiday-shortened trading were jobs and personal income and spending. With a subdued greenback on Wednesday, what comes next on the other side of annual festivities and in the home stretch of 2020?

Bulls Still Untouched on GBP/USD After 1.3398 High?

The Great Britain pound versus the US dollar currency pair may fall in bearish hands. But will the bulls allow this? Long-term perspective After the low of 1.2075 validated the firm support of 1.2092, the price started an ascending trend that extended nearby the 1.3502 intermediary level. However, as the 1.3502 high was well above a triple resistance area — defined by the descending trendline, the upper line of the rising channel, and the 1.3261 level — validating […]

US Dollar Extends Weakness on Optimism Over Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The US dollar is extending its weakness to start the trading week, driven mostly by optimism in the broader financial market amid the latest coronavirus vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. This comes soon after Pfizer and Moderna announced their own two-dose inoculations in preventing COVID-19. With economic data being mostly quiet on Monday, traders will be looking for the latest hints regarding US fiscal stimulus and relief packages.

Bulls in Shape for 0.7587 on AUD/USD?

The Australian versus the US dollar currency pair seems to be under bullish dominance. Are the bears going to do something?

Bulls Might Be Set for 103.15 on USD/JPY

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to be under a lot of bearish pressure. Do the bears hold any chance until 103.15?

US Dollar Subdued As Mnuchin Allows Fed Emergency Lending Programs to Expire

Is the US dollar in store for a rally in the coming days amid a potential selloff in the broader financial markets? With news that several of the US central bank’s emergency lending programs will be allowed to expire at the end of the year, equities could come under pressure, which would possibly benefit the traditional safe-haven asset.

Can the Bulls Take Out the High of 1.3313 on GBP/USD?

The Great Britain pound versus the US dollar currency pair seems to be willing to go north, but do the bulls have what it takes to push the price higher?

US Dollar Weakens As Moderna Announces 94% Effective Coronavirus Vaccine

The US dollar is weakening to start the trading week after another pharmaceutical giant announced a second effective coronavirus vaccine. The news lifted the financial markets across the board, elevating investors’ risk appetite. This led to a selloff in the greenback, almost guaranteeing that the buck is headed for one of its worst years on record.

Bulls on AUD/USD Still Heading for 0.7413?

The Australian versus the US dollar currency pair seems to have been taken by surprise by the bulls. Are the bears strong enough to defend 0.7320?