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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

British Pound at Clear Risk as Positions Stretched and Gains Slowing

The British Pound was the only major currency to strengthen against the US Dollar in a holiday-shortened week of trading, but can it continue higher? The high-flying Sterling will...

Bullish USD/JPY Outlook at Risk as Japanese Inflation Picks Up

A further pickup in market sentiment should continue to fuel the near-term rally in the USD/JPY, but the fundamental developments coming out next week may keep the dollar-yen cont...

Forex Weekly Trading Forecasts: A Return of Liquidity Likely to Revive Volat...

The holiday liquidity drain this week has not only curbed volatility, it has distorted trends - leading to a rebound in 'risk' and dollar. So, what happens when the markets are to...

New Zealand Dollar: Lots of Room to Disappoint in RBNZ

The market seems pretty certain that the New Zealand central bank will usher in the strongest wave of monetary policy – and thereby carry increase – of the majors.

Dollar Pushed to the Edge with Risk and Yields Raising the Stakes

Though its progress was restrained by the same liquidity drain that reined in risk trends, the dollar managed a broad recovery this past week.

Australian Dollar Facing Conflicting Domestic, External Catalysts

The Australian Dollar will face conflicting catalysts as domestic economic data and external developments drive volatility in the relative monetary policy outlook.

Trading Video: A Return to Volatility for FX and Equity Markets Next Week

What could have come of the recent swell in risk aversion had the holiday liquidity drain not been there to curb the tide? We may not have to wonder too much longer.

Strategy Video: Major Medium-Term Breakout Opportunities

We focused on the medium-term trade potential for EURUSD in yesterday's Strategy video, yet this pair is just one of a number of assets setting up for a big move.

NZDUSD May Have Made a Major Top

The line that extends off of the 1996 and 2007 highs in NZDUSD may have called another huge top. That line has helped identify every important top in the last 18 years.

GBP/USD Outlook Favors ‘Buying Dips’ Ahead of Hawkish BoE Minutes

The Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index remains capped by 10,470, while the GBP/USD outlook remains bullish going into the Bank of England (BoE) Minutes.

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
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Apr 14
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USD Advance Retail Sales (MAR) 1.1% 0.9% 0.7%
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Apr 15
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USD Consumer Price Index (YoY) (MAR) 1.5% 1.4% 1.1%
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USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (YoY) (MAR) 1.7% 1.6% 1.6%