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Dollar could slide in 2019

Tracey Samuelson Jan 2, 2019
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A close up shot shows a one US dollar bill placed on a table in Tehran on April 10, 2018.  ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

Dollar could slide in 2019

Tracey Samuelson Jan 2, 2019
A close up shot shows a one US dollar bill placed on a table in Tehran on April 10, 2018.  ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
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The U.S. dollar had a pretty hot year in 2018: The Wall Street Journal’s Dollar Index put it up 4.3 percent last year against a basket of 16 other currencies. But up in 2018 may mean down in 2019, as many currency analysts predicting a weakening for the dollar in year ahead.

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