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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 1.50% — 1.75%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 77.4%

Trade Balance, 2017: -$776 bln.

Inflation, 2018: 2.4%

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 Forecast for November 18-22, 2019

The US dollar did not fare well last week, either falling or staying flat against its most-traded rivals. What events will be influencing the greenback this week and what traders can expect from the US currency?

Surprise Bullish Comeback on AUD/USD from 0.6800

The Australian dollar versus the US dollar currency pair rallied after touching the 0.6800 psychological level. Is this a sustainable bullish comeback, or it’s just the bears preparing further decline?

US Dollar Mixed on October Retail Sales, Manufacturing Index

The US dollar is struggling to find direction against multiple currency rivals at the end of the trading week. The greenback is trading sideways after new retail sales, manufacturing, and trade data showed a mixed portrait of the national economy last month.

Bears Trying to Start an Impulsive Swing from 0.6929

The Australian dollar versus the US dollar currency pair looks like it is failing in its appreciation efforts. Or isn’t it?

USD/JPY Conquered 108.85. More Targets on the Way

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair made a new high at 109.48 after piercing an important level. What is of major importance is whether or not the bulls can sustain the gains.

US Dollar Rises on Stronger-Than-Expected October Jobs Report

The US dollar is rising to close out the trading week, thanks to a stronger-than-expected October jobs report. The positive labor report comes shortly after the latest economic data showed that it is slowing down less than what the market anticipates. But manufacturing continues to impact the world’s largest economy and its monthly jobs numbers.

Bears Try a Comeback from 0.6900 on AUD/USD

The Australian dollar versus the US dollar currency pair recovered but seems to have trouble passing the 0.6900 handle.

US Dollar Rallies on Federal Reserve’s Cuts to Interest Rates

The US dollar is rallying on Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year. But the big news coming out of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting was the central bank indicating that it is hitting the pause button on rate cuts. The third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was also in the spotlight leading up to the October meeting.

US Dollar Mixed Ahead of October Federal Reserve Meeting

The US dollar is trading mixed against multiple currencies on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve kicking off its two-day October policy meeting where it is widely expected the central bank will cut interest rates for the third time in 2019. While the buck did find refuge in positive housing data, investors’ attention will be on quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, manufacturing data, and the October jobs […]

USD/JPY Might Make the Next Move Towards 110.27

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to be governed by the bulls. The question is now: are the bulls tired or they are just preparing an all-in towards 110.27?

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