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Great Graphic: Fed’s Real Broad Trade Weighted Dollar

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 19:32
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B4INREMOTE-aHR0cHM6Ly8yLmJwLmJsb2dzcG90LmNvbS8tNG9jN3RqUXdlbE0vV0xjWTAzTUFya0kvQUFBQUFBQUFYV0Evc0VoQlp5RnQ4ckVMMEhUU0hTTl8zMWU2NDQwOTJTVkhRQ0xjQi9zNDAwL1RXSS5naWY= / by Marc Chandler / March 01, 2017

To begin assessing the dollar’s impact on the US economy, nominal bilateral exchange rates may be misleading.  From a policymakers’ point of view, the real broad trade weighted measure is more important.  The Federal Reserve tracks it on a monthly basis.

This measure of the dollar snapped a four-month advancing  streak ended in January with a marginal loss (0.05%).  Last month, the real broad trade weighted measure fell 1.41%, the largest fall since last March’s 2.09% decline.


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