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

US Dollar Higher Against European Currencies

Even though the US dollar index is a little lower today, the greenback itself is gaining ground against its European counterparts. It looks to be an interesting day following a decision not to indict in Ferguson, as well as concerns about OPEC and the eurozone.

US Dollar Mixed, Touches New Multi-Year High vs. Yen

The US dollar was mixed today despite fairly supportive economic reports from the United States. Still, the currency managed to reach new multi-year high versus the Japanese yen before pulling back closer to the opening level.

US Dollar Slightly Lower, But Firm

Even though the US dollar is slightly lower against some of its major counterparts, it is still quite firm today. Many Forex traders are waiting for the release of the minutes from the latest Fed meeting to get an idea of what could be next.

US Dollar Pulls Back, Consolidating After Recent Rally

US dollar is pulling back, consolidating after its recent rally. With Fed minutes due to be released tomorrow, and interest in what they will show high, many Forex traders are repositioning themselves.

US Dollar Mostly Higher After Wild Morning

US dollar is mostly higher after a wild morning in Forex trading. While greenback spiked against the yen earlier, the dollar is now down against its Japanese counterpart. However, the US dollar is higher against European currencies and against the Canadian dollar.

US Dollar Surges Higher Overnight

US dollar is heading higher, gaining ground in overnight trading and recovering after recent losses. The greenback is showing strength as other currencies, notably the pound and the yen, show weakness. There is not a lot to stop the US dollar right now, with uncertainties about geopolitical outcomes, and the fact that the US economy remains on the road to recovery, even as other economies fall behind.

US Dollar Maintains a Firm Undertone

Even with a bit of selling off earlier, the US dollar maintains a firm undertone in currency trading today. Even though the dollar is down a bit against the yen, it is higher against its European counterparts, and the dollar index is gaining ground.

Dollar Poised for Correction?

The US dollar was demonstrating amazing performance lately, rising to multi-year highs against many majors. But can the currency keep its upward momentum?

US Dollar Moderates a Bit

Greenback is consolidating ahead of today’s US nonfarm payrolls data for October. Dollar index is a little bit lower right now, and the euro has made a few gains following its steep losses yesterday.

US Dollar Settles Down

US dollar is settling down a little bit after yesterday’s surge. Right now, it’s a bit about profit taking as Forex traders gear up for the next round of economic data, and contemplate the future of the eurozone.

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