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
The week ahead of us will be driven by both frenetic speculative views and distinct event risk.
Dollar Goes for a Nine-Month Rally with Fed Talk and NFPs on Tap
The Dollar came dangerously close to a nasty speculative spill this past week.
Fed Fear Builds USD, Greece Unnerves the Euro but S&P Yet to Collapse
Despite this past week's volatility, the moves made were low threshold. The uncomfortable market shifts are still ahead.
The Market Risk and Liquidity Risk of an S&P 500, Financial Market Reversal
Fed rate hikes, a Greece-stoked Eurozone crisis and a global recession are serious market risks; but the systemic threat is in liquidity risk.
Australian Dollar at the Mercy of Risk Trends on Greece, Fed Outlook
The Australian Dollar is at the mercy of risk appetite trends in the week ahead as Greece fights to secure bailout funding and payrolls data informs Fed rate hike bets.
Gold Stretches Into Key Resistance - April Outlook Hinges on Fed, NFP
Gold prices are higher for a second consecutive week with the precious metal advancing 1.48% to trade at 1199 ahead of the New York close on Friday.
British Pound Forecast to Fall Further Across the Board
The British Pound fell for the third week of the past four versus the US Dollar, hurt by disappointing economic data and generally dour trading sentiment.
USD/JPY Holds 118.20 Support Ahead of Fed Rhetoric, NFP Report
The fundamental developments coming out of the U.S. economy may continue to undermine the long-term bullish outlook for USD/JPY as recent headlines point to a growing dissent with... Euro to Find Direction on Greek Resolution- Retail FX Remains Short
Signs of a near-term resolution for Greece may heighten the appeal of the Euro as the EU takes increased steps to stem the risk for contagion.
Net Trade Surplus Rises in Sweden Along with Retail Sales
US Dollar Trading Forecast
|Dollar Goes for a Nine-Month Rally with Fed Talk and NFPs on Tap||bullish|
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|12:30||USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (MoM) (FEB)||0.2%||0.1%||0.2%|
|12:30||USD Consumer Price Index (YoY) (FEB)||0.0%||-0.1%||-0.1%|
|12:30||USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (YoY) (FEB)||1.7%||1.7%||1.6%|
|12:30||USD Durable Goods Orders (FEB)||-1.4%||0.2%||2.0%|