US Dollar USD

 

Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 0.125%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2013: 71.8%

Trade Balance, 2013: -$698 bln.

Inflation, 2013: 1.5%

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

Huge public debt

strong

Negative trade balance

medium

Weak-currency policy (implicit)

weak

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

Dollar Has Bullish Setup Ahead of NFP

The US dollar has been in a corrective mode lately but was attempting to renew its rally for the last several trading sessions. Is this a sign of resumption of a bullish trend or just a noise on the market?

Dollar Fights Downside Pressure

The US dollar was in the corrective mode lately following the earlier impressive rally. Still, the currency was trying to fight back over the past trading week with some success as its losses against the euro and the Japanese yen were not as big as during the preceding week. In fact by the weekend, the greenback managed to log small gains against many currencies, including the Great Britain pound.

Dollar Falls, Heads to Weekly Losses

The US dollar fell today following disappointing macroeconomic reports from the United States. The losses were very limited but the greenback was still set to be one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market over the past week.

Dollar Attempts Recovery

The US dollar is attempting to stage a recovery during the Thursday’s trading session. For a change, news from the United States was positive, allowing the currency to regain some of its strength.

US Dollar Falls After Earlier Rally

US dollar is lower right now, following a rally earlier. Greenback had seen some success after the US inflation report, but now is pulling back.

US Dollar Falls as Rate Hike is Pushed Back

One of the things supporting the US dollar in recent months has been the expectation that a rate hike from the Federal Reserve is just around the corner. With the rate hike likely being pushed back, and with commodities gaining ground, the US dollar is dropping.

Dollar Ends Its Long Stretch of Weekly Gains

The US dollar ended the week as the biggest loser on the Forex market. This followed the long stretch of weekly gains. For example, the greenback was rising for four straight weeks against the euro and the Japanese yen. Yet markets usually do not move in one direction for long, and the continued rally ended at last.

Dollar Broadly Lower During Friday’s Trading

The US dollar was broadly lower during the Friday’s trading session as the positive market sentiment was encouraging traders to take risk and buy assets that are offering higher yield, making the safety of the US currency less appealing.

Dollar Tumbles After Fed Drops Phrase ‘Patience’

As was expected, the Federal Reserve dropped the phrase ‘patience’ from its statement, and that should have been a bullish event for the US dollar. Yet in reality the currency tumbled after the announcement. What are possible reasons for such behavior?

US Dollar Mixed; Dollar Index Lower

The US dollar index is lower today, while the US dollar trades mixed against its major counterparts. In a lot of ways, the dollar is “wait and see” mode as Forex traders and others await the latest Federal Reserve decision and statement.

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