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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, 2017: 77.4%

Trade Balance, 2017: -$776 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

US Dollar Struggles to Hold One-Week High on PPI, Falling Business Optimism

The US dollar is struggling to hold onto its best level in one week as higher producer prices and falling business optimism affected the greenback. After a near 7% slide in three months, the greenback has been holding steady so far this month amid uncertainty in the post-coronavirus global economy. But is the dollar oversold, or could inflation threaten its strength in international forex markets?

US Dollar Gains As Economy Reclaims 1.8 Million Jobs

The US dollar is strengthening against some of its most traded currency competitors to close out the trading week after the US government reported a better-than-expected jobs report. The economy continues to show signs that it is rebounding on the other side of the COVID-19 lockdown. But the labor market is still short 13 million positions that were lost amid the pandemic.

Will the 105.09 Support Hold on USD/JPY?

The United States dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to have lost its steam after a very strong appreciation. Was that all the bulls could do?

US Dollar Flat As Initial Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level of Pandemic

The US dollar is trading relatively flat against its G10 currency counterparts after the US government reported that initial jobless claims declined to their lowest levels of the COVID-19 pandemic. The greenback has been trading quietly ahead of the July jobs report on Friday. The broader financial market, except the precious metals, was also subdued toward the end of the trading week.

Will the 1.3000 Support on GBP/USD Hold?

The Great Britain pound versus the US dollar currency pair seems to be in a mixed-mode. But is it really so?

Bulls Looking Tired at 0.7191 on AUD/USD

The Australian versus the US dollar currency pair failed to conquer the 0.7191 resistance level. Is this a sign of the bears getting stronger?

USD/JPY Beneath the Important Support of 105.09

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair slipped under the important 105.09 level. Can the bulls deliver a surprise comeback?

US Dollar Strengthens As Economy Enters Recession

The US dollar has snapped its losing streak and is making gains against its G10 currency rivals on Thursday. The greenback is finding support on the US government reporting better-than-expected initial jobless claims and GDP data in the second quarter. The buck, which has been on a downward trend over the last three months, is looking to reverse its losses as traders seek refuge in a safe-haven asset.

US Dollar Falls As Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The US dollar is sliding against many of its most traded currency rivals midweek after the US central bank left its key interest rates unchanged. The greenback has been steadily declining since the market meltdown in March, and analysts are warning that the buck could fall even further amid inflation fears. With the Federal Reserve maintaining its dovish stance, how much more could the dollar […]

GBP/USD Passes 1.2818 High and on Its Way to 1.3000

The Great Britain pound versus the United States dollar currency pair continues the movement towards the north. Are the bears anywhere near?