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U.S. dollar strengthens against the euro

Dec 14, 2011
The U.S. dollar hits an 11 month high against the euro as questions remain about the ability to solve the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: euro, dollar, currency

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Dec 2, 2011
Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.
Posted In: EU, Eurozone, dollar, Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

Super committee fails, but U.S. investment still best option

Nov 22, 2011
Credit ratings agencies don't seem to be phased by the super committee failure, in large part because the U.S. dollar and bond markets are still strong compared to Europe and China.
Posted In: super committee, downgrade, dollar

Video: Barry Eichengreen on the Post-Dollar World

Mar 23, 2011
As the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy rapped, it's all about the Benjamins. That's $100 bills, and there are more of them in circulation...
Posted In: Barry Eichengreen, david brancaccio, dollar, economy 4.0, Exorbitant Privilege, Oxford University Press, renminbi, reserve currency, UC Berkeley

Beware the carry trade!

Aug 6, 2010
With interest rates in the U.S. at historic lows, some economists are worried that Americans involved in the carry trade could drive down the value of the dollar. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the carry trade works, and why some people are worried about its return to the markets.
Posted In: dollar, interest rates

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