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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

Weekly Trading Forecast: How Far can the Dollar Go in 2014?
The Dollar trades near major highs versus the Euro and other FX counterparts. Why might key currencies hit fresh extremes in the final two weeks of the year?
Japanese Yen May Resume Recovery on Year-End Capital Flows
The Japanese Yen may resume a recovery against the major currencies as year-end capital flows produce an unwinding carry trades amid risk aversion.
GBP/USD Range in Focus Ahead of U.K. & U.S. 3Q GDP Reports
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reports coming out of the U.K/U.S. may spark a further decline in GBP/USD as market participants see the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) norm...
US Dollar Targets Fresh Highs versus Euro, but What Could Change?
The US Dollar finished at fresh multi-year highs versus the Euro and near key peaks versus other currencies, but does it have the staying power to hit further peaks in 2014?
Norwegian Krone Under Pressure as Oil Drops
As a sizable portion of Norway’s exports, revenue and GDP, oil prices have placed the NOK under pressure.
With Conflicting Composite Reports, USDZAR Remains Supported
While PPI inflationary pressures fade the leading business cycle indicator decreases 0.5%. USDZAR is left supported above old resistance.
Euro Struggles Ahead of Greek Election- USD/CAD Carves Lower Highs
EUR/USD marks fresh monthly lows ahead of the Greek election, while USD/CAD continues to mark lower-highs going into the U.S. 3Q GDP report.
USD/CAD to Face Fresh December Highs on Dismal Canada CPI
A marked slowdown in Canada’s headline reading for inflation may spur fresh monthly highs in USD/CAD as subdued price growth drags on interest rate expectations.
Yen Down on Risk Appetite Swell But Year-End Flows May Fuel Turn
The Japanese Yen fell on ebbing haven demand as risk appetite swelled overnight but the return of year-end flows may trigger a reversal and send the currency higher.
Gold Reversal Stalls, SPX 500 Vulnerable to Renewed Selling Pressure
Gold prices are stalling after seemingly resuming their long-term down trend while the SPX 500 appears vulnerable to renewed selling pressure.

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
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Dec 17
13:30
USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (YoY) (NOV) 1.7% 1.8% 1.8%
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USD Consumer Price Index (YoY) (NOV) 1.3% 1.4% 1.7%
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USD Fed Summary of Economic Projections
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USD Federal Open Market Committee Rate Decision (DEC 17) 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
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USD Fed Chair Yellen Holds News Conference Post FOMC Release