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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

Video: Where Do GBPUSD and the Pound Go Post Referendum?
One of the most troubling risks the Pound has faced in years - the Scottish Referendum - has passed
Euro at Potentially Significant Turning Point
The Euro tumbled to fresh lows versus the high-flying US Dollar on a week of bad news for Europe and much better developments out of the US. But why might the Euro/Dollar exchange rate be at risk of an important bounce?
Old GBPUSD Trendline Comes into Play as Support
EURUSD didn’t blink at 1.3020 (50% from 2012) but an even bigger zone rests slightly below the current level. The zone in question is defined by long term trendline support ...
USD/ZAR Breaks Higher as SARB Holds Interest Rates
USD/ZAR prices are rising after a period of consolidation near the three year support line. Continue reading for more on the drivers behind this directional change.
JPY Vulnerable to Slowing Japan CPI- ECB & RBA Rhetoric in Focus
The Japanese Yen may weaken further ahead of the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) October 7 policy meeting as slowing inflation raises the prospects for additional monetary support.
US Dollar Backs Off 14-Month High, SPX Trying to Regain Momentum
The US Dollar took a step back into consolidation after hitting a 14-month high while the SPX 500 is attempting to find fuel for another push upward.
British Pound Gains, Yen Falls as Scotland Votes Against UK Secession
The British Pound advanced while the Japanese Yen declined as Scotland voted against secession from the UK, scattering uncertainty and boosting risk appetite.
USD/CAD at Risk for Larger Downside Correction on Sticky Canada CPI
An uptick in Canada’s core rate of inflation may spur a larger decline in the USD/CAD as it raises the BoC’s scope to raise the interest rate sooner rather than later.
US Dollar Technical Analysis: Rally Shifts to Digestion Mode
USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 109.00

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
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Sep 17
12:30
USD Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (YoY) (AUG) 1.7% 1.9% 1.9%
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USD Consumer Price Index (YoY) (AUG) 1.7 1.9% 2.0%
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USD Fed Pace of MBS Purchases (SEP) $5B $5B $10B
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USD Fed Pace of Treasury Pur (SEP) $10B $10B $15B
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USD Fed QE3 Pace (SEP) $15B $15B $25B
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USD Federal Open Market Committee Rate Decision (SEP 17) 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
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USD Janet Yellen Holds Press Conference Following FOMC Statement