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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, 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

medium

Factors of Weakness

Negative current account balance

strong

Negative trade balance

medium

Quantitative easing

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

Wedge Chart Pattern on AUD/USD Played Out?

The Australian dollar versus the United States dollar currency pair seems to have failed in any further appreciation attempts. Is this the entire story?

US Dollar Mixed As Coronavirus Slaughters 701k Jobs in March

The US dollar is mixed against several major currency competitors at the end of the trading week, driven by a grim portrait of the American labor market last month. Although it was a devastating jobs report, experts say that the worst is still to come as more states institute stay-at-home orders. Will the buck remain the top currency in today’s chaotic financial market?

Bulls Back on USD/JPY from 107.06

The United States dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair seems to be delaying further advancement towards the south. Is this really a delay or the bulls took control?

US Dollar Holds Steady As Initial Jobless Claims Surge 6.6 Million

The US dollar is holding steady on Thursday after the federal government reported that initial jobless claims doubled week’s total and topped 6.6 million. The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on a once robust and resilient labor market, and it is unclear as to when Americans will return to the workforce. Despite the federal government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus package that includes direct income support, how much longer can the world’s […]

AUD/JPY at the 67.03 Resistance

The Australian dollar versus the Japanese Yen currency pair is being given a test by the 67.03 level.

Can AUD/USD Recover 0.6313?

The Australian dollar versus the US dollar currency pair seems to be in bullish hands. Are the bears just around the corner?

USD/JPY Dropped from 111.70

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair stalled around the 112.00 psychological level. Is this only a correction?

US Dollar Falls Amid Record 3.28 Million Initial Jobless Claims

The US dollar is sliding against multiple currency rivals on Thursday, but it is holding relatively steady. This might come as a surprise for market observers because the greenback and the broader financial market should be in freefall following record-breaking jobs numbers. It is the opposite.

US Dollar Slips As $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Nears Agreement

The US dollar is continuing its streak of losses midweek as the federal government prepares to pass the $2 trillion stimulus package, which has sparked a rally in equities for two straight sessions. With a heightened risk appetite, investors are pouring into riskier currencies after liquidating everything to buy the greenback throughout the market turmoil. Is the buck set to plunge even further?

US Dollar Gains As Federal Reserve Announces Unlimited QE

The US dollar is gaining on a couple of major currency rivals to start the trading week, despite the Federal Reserve announcing a massive expansionary program to rescue financial markets. With volatility still plaguing equities, investors continue to dive into the greenback to shield themselves from the chaos. The buck may spike again as the federal government gets ready to pass a massive stimulus bill.

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