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USD (US Dollar)

The US Dollar is the single most popular currency in the world, and is the dominant reserve currency in use around the globe. The USD is often called 'The Greenback' in reference to its green coloring and can often be a favorite vehicle of traders looking to buy assets from or in The United States. When risk aversion runs high, traders will often look to buy US Treasuries, which can create demand for US Dollars.

USD News and Analysis

US Dollar Eases Back as July NFPs Disappoint High Expectations
The Unemployment Rate ticked higher to 6.2%, but the headline jobs growth of +209K has proven strong enough to support the US Dollar.
US Dollar Breakout Nearly Confirmed - Trade Setups for July NFPs
If the July US Nonfarm Payrolls deliver today (+230K expected), the US Dollar could see another burst higher after its recently impressive two week bull run.
GBP/USD Hits Fresh Session Low As UK Manufacturing PMI Loses Steam
The UK Manufacturing PMI misses market expectations causing the GBP/USD to plunge over 25 pips. The cable hits a fresh session low of 1.6840.
EUR/USD to Eye 1.3300 on Strong Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) Report
The Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report may generate fresh 2014 lows for the EUR/USD should the data print boost interest rate expectations for the U.S.
US Dollar May Correct Lower from 4-Month High on July Jobs Data
The US Dollar may correct lower after soaring to a four-month high as an underwhelming US jobs report casts doubt on Fed interest rate hike prospects.
Dollar Close to Full Blown Run on Risk, Rate Shift
Though there are a number of calendar items ahead, dollar traders and speculators amongst all asset classes will be focusing on the combination of the July labor figures and June ...
Strategy Video: Can NFPs Reinforce a Change in Volatility, Market Trend?
A drop for global equities, high-yield assets tumble, dollar rally and volatility measure surge marks a critical next step towards a more systemic change in sentiment. We look at ...
Crude Oil Drops to 4-Month Low, SPX 500 Turns Lower as Expected
Crude oil prices have dropped to the lowest level in over four months while the SPX 500 has reversed aggressively lower as expected.
US Dollar Technical Analysis: Half of 2014 Decline Erased
USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Upswing Stalls at 103.00 Figure

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Wed
Jul 30
12:30
USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (2Q A) 4.0% 3.0% -2.1%
12:30
USD Personal Consumption (2Q A) 2.5% 1.9% 1.2%
12:30
USD Gross Domestic Product Price Index (2Q A) 2.0% 1.8% 1.3%
18:00
USD Fed Pace of Treasury Pur (JUL) $15B $15B $20B
18:00
USD Fed Pace of MBS Purchases (JUL) $10B $10B $15B
18:00
USD Federal Open Market Committee Rate Decision (JUL 30) 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
Fri
Aug 1
12:30
USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (JUL) 209K 230K 298K
12:30
USD Unemployment Rate (JUL) 6.2% 6.1% 6.1%
12:30
USD Personal Consumption Expenditure Core (YoY) (JUN) 1.5% 1.4% 1.5%
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USD ISM Manufacturing (JUL) 56.0 55.3