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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

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 Gains on Fed Hikes Speculations, Positive Data

The US dollar was rather strong today, though it was unable to outperform safer currencies like the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. The greenback was also surprisingly weak against the Australian and New Zealand dollars intraday but managed to rebound by now.

US Dollar Mostly Weak but Gains on Safe Currencies

The US dollar was generally weak today as risk appetite made investors seek riskier currencies with higher yield. For the same reason the greenback gained on safe currencies, like the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc.

US Dollar Soft After Retail Sales Miss Expectations

The US dollar opened sharply higher against a range of other most-traded currencies today on the back of risk aversion. Currently, though, the greenback is weak due to retail sales missing expectations and geopolitical tensions.

US Dollar Ends Turbulent Week Soft

The stock market crashed this week and the US dollar followed. While the greenback recovered somewhat by the weekend, the US currency ended the week among losers.

US Dollar Halts Decline as Stocks Sell-Off Pauses

The US dollar rallied today against most of its major peers, breaking the three-day long streak of losses. The greenback has lost its gains against the Japanese yen by now but kept them against other rivals.

Positive Macroeconomic Data Helps US Dollar End Week Strong

The US dollar ended the week as one of the strongest currencies on the Forex market, though the Great Britain pound outperformed the greenback. The Canadian dollar was also strong, while other commodity currencies were weak.

US Dollar Demonstrates Volatile Reaction to Nonfarm Payrolls

The US dollar showed volatile reaction to nonfarm payrolls, sinking after the release but rebounding almost immediately afterwards. That should not be a surprise considering that the report was very mixed. Currently, the greenback reversed its movement yet again and went lower.

US Dollar Looks Ahead to September Jobs Report After Strong Week of Data

The US dollar is continuing to post incredible gains against several currencies on Thursday after an impressive week of domestic economic data and global developments. The greenback will now look ahead to the September jobs report on Friday, which is expected to come in strong.

US Dollar Ends Week Strong After Fed Interest Rate Hike

The US dollar ended the trading week strong thanks to the hawkish policy statement of the Federal Reserve. But the strongest currency was the Canadian dollar due to the better-than-expected economic growth. The euro was weak, dragged down by the Italian budget.

US Dollar Trades Sideways in Anticipation of Fed Interest Rate Hike

The US dollar was little changed today, though rose versus most European currencies as markets were waiting for the monetary policy decision of the Federal Reserve and accompanying forecasts that should reveal Fed’s outlook for the future.

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