Five things to think about when Trump says he wants a weaker dollar

Aug 23, 2019
When thinking about the U.S. dollar, it's important to think globally.
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Strong dollar undermines Trump on trade

Aug 5, 2019
The U.S. dollar offers a safe haven in times of investor uncertainty and fear.
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S&P 500 plunges in worst loss of year as trade war escalates

Aug 5, 2019
It comes as the Chinese yuan dropped to its lowest level against the dollar in a decade.
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 5.
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Stocks around the world slide as trade war worsens

Aug 5, 2019
It's the largest drop since December.
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What's the deal with the U.S. dollar?

Jul 26, 2019
From presidential tweets to corporate earnings reports, the U.S. dollar has been getting a lot of mentions recently.
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Dollar could slide in 2019

Jan 2, 2019
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…
A close up shot shows a one US dollar bill placed on a table in Tehran on April 10, 2018. 
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Here are some reasons why China's currency is sinking

Oct 10, 2018
One U.S. dollar today is worth about 9.92 Chinese yuan. That’s down nearly 10 percent from where it was last spring. That drop has the attention of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said Wednesday he wants to make sure China…
An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018.
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Is the Fed causing turmoil in emerging markets?

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Aug 31, 2018
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For U.S. travelers to the U.K. and the eurozone, currency conversion conundrum

Aug 22, 2018
U.S. travelers to the U.K. and the eurozone face two currency hurdles: calculating pound and euro prices in dollars, and dealing with the higher cost of goods and services over there. How do they cope? With a little magical thinking. …

Venezuela launches new currency, but problems remain

Aug 20, 2018
Today Venezuela rolls out its new currency – the “sovereign bolivar.” It’s one of several steps the country is taking to curb runaway inflation, which is likely to top 1 million percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund.…
A man shows new five Bolivar-notes in Caracas on Aug. 20, 2018.
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