United States Dollar

The United States Dollar decreased to 79.75 in April from 80.11 in March of 2014. The United States Dollar averaged 97.56 from 1967 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 164.72 in February of 1985 and a record low of 71.58 in April of 2008. The United States Dollar Index or DXY measures the performance of the dollar against a basket of other currencies including EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF and SEK. This page provides - United States Dollar - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
79.75 80.11 164.72 71.58 79.40 | 2014/05 1967 - 2014 Daily

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Markets Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Stock Market 16173.24 2014-04-14 16457.66 16576.66 41.20 16432.40 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
Currency 79.75 2014-04-14 80.11 164.72 71.58 79.40 2014-05-31 [+]
Government Bond 10Y 2.64 2014-04-14 2.73 15.84 1.40 2.66 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
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Currency | Notes
An exchange rate is the current market price for which one currency can be exchanged for another. For instance, if the Euro exchange rate for the United States Dollar stands at 1.3, this means that 1 euro can be exchanged for 1.3 U.S. dollars. Because exchange rates play such an important role in a country's competiveness level, currency exchange rates are among the most analysed and forecasted indicators in the world. The exchange rate is determined by the level of supply and demand on the international markets. However, changes in foreign exchange market rates are often difficult to understand and to predict because the market is very large and volatile. In fact, the currency markets are the most liquid in the world with a daily turnover of close to $2 trillion, which compares to $500 billion for the US government bond market and $70 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.


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