US Dollar USD


Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Federal Reserve System

Interest Rate: 0.125%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2014: 71.2%

Trade Balance, 2014: $724 bln.

Inflation, 2014: 2%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency


International trade currency


World's strongest economy


Safe haven currency


Factors of Weakness

Huge public debt


Negative trade balance


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

Short-Term Outlook for US Dollar

The holiday period in the United States has ended, and economic data from the USA will be released to the markets again. Let us see what factors will be affecting the US dollar over the next few days and what can be expected by traders from the US currency.

Dollar Mixed in Tuesday’s Trading

The US dollar demonstrated a mixed performance during Tuesday’s trading. The currency slid against some majors, like the euro and the Japanese yen, but gained on the Great Britain and was firm versus commodity currencies.

Dollar Remains Subdued During Quiet Trading

The US dollar remained vulnerable during thin Monday’s trading, subdued by the outlook for a delayed interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The greenback managed to pare its losses versus the euro but maintained decline against other majors, including the Great Britain pound and the Japanese yen.

Doubts About Interest Rate Hike Make US Dollar Underperform

The US dollar demonstrated an unimpressive performance during the past trading week. While the currency ended trading little changed versus the Japanese yen, it sank against other majors and commodity currencies. The Federal Reserve was the main perpetrator in the greenback’s slump.

Dollar Mixed amid Speculations About Delay of Interest Rate Lift-Off

The dollar remained weak versus the euro on Friday as traders continued to speculate that the Federal Reserve is going to postpone the planned interest rate hike. Yet such speculations did not prevent the dollar from bouncing versus the Great Britain pound and from gaining on the Japanese yen.

Fed Minutes Provides Limited Support for US Dollar

The US dollar has been rather soft during today’s trading but the release of Federal Reserve’s policy minutes changed that. While the currency slipped immediately after the release, it quickly bounced and started to move up, though it looks like the currency’s upward momentum has run its course.

Greenback Trades Mixed Against Major Currencies

Even though the greenback is trading mixed against its major counterparts, the dollar index is still higher today, thanks in part to the fact that the euro (which is weighted most heavily in the basket) is lower against the US dollar.

Greenback Continues to Ease Against Its Major Counterparts

US dollar uptrends seem to be reversing right now as concerns about the economy and expectations of policy divergence are reduced.

Week Ends with Confusion on FX Market

The past trading week was very hard for traders. Market participants were reluctant to make important decision ahead of the major report from the United States, waiting for it to guide the market. Yet the market’s reaction to the report was confusing.

US Dollar Sinks After Non-Farm Payrolls

The US dollar slumped after the release of US non-farm payrolls as the employment report turned out to be really terrible, clouding the outlook for timing of monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. It is important to note that the currency is trying to fight back and is rising right now.



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