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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 2.25% — 2.50%

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 Mixed on Lower-Than-Expected Inflation Data

The US dollar is mixed against several major currency rivals midweek after new lower-than-expected inflation data was released. Prices have proven to be major drivers of the greenback this week, mainly because there have been little updates to the US-China trade dispute and the brief US-Mexico trade spat concluded. On monetary policy, it will likely be speculation until the next Federal Reserve meeting.

US Dollar Flat Following Release of US PPI

The US Dollar index was flat today as the greenback was somewhat directionless during the trading session. Overall though, fundamentals looked really negative for the US currency, meaning that it has room for downside.

US Dollar Ends Week Weakest, Has Potential to Recover

The US dollar ended the past trading week as the weakest currency on the Forex market. Prospects for an interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve was one of the main themes for talks among investors lately. But the latest developments in the trade war saga may change things.

US Dollar Slumps on Disappointing May Jobs Report

The US dollar slumped at the end of the trading week, driven by a weaker-than-expected May jobs report and stagnant wage growth that signaled a slowing economy. Should the trend continue, then it might prompt the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to spur economic growth, which the market is already betting will happen as early as next month.

AUD/USD Might Prepare for a New Descent

The Australian dollar versus the US dollar is just in the right spot for the bears to begin a new descent.

US Dollar Mixed on Weak Data, Recession Fears

The US dollar is mixed to kick off the trading week as investors comb through disappointing economic data amid fears of a global recession. As the trade strife escalates after higher US tariffs on Chinese and Mexican goods, markets are worried that this could lead to additional cooling in the sluggish global economy.

Support Level of 108.00 on USD/JPY Might Give Way

The descent on the US dollar versus the Japanese yen reached the important target of 108.12, a level that represents a weekly support area. But certain factors point to the fact that, this time, the support might would not hold its ground.

US Dollar Gains vs. Riskier Currencies, Falls vs. Safer Ones During Week of Risk Aversion

Trade wars and the resulting risk aversion on markets were the main themes during the past trading week. The US dollar reacted in an expected manner, rising versus riskier currencies but underperforming against safer ones.

US Dollar Mixed on Widening Trade Deficit, Higher Initial Jobless Claims

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data has been both good and bad for the world’s largest economy. With the US-China trade war seemingly worsening, investors have been clamoring for some excellent data to offset the lackluster development in trade talks.

USD/JPY in a Bearish Profile from 110.62

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair tried to establish an ascending move, but to no avail as the 110.27 resistance is heavily defended by the bears.

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