U.S. Dollar Strength Will Persist Amid Disruptions

Currency trends and effects


The U.S. dollar will fluctuate amid a variety of global and domestic disruptions, but it likely will retain or build on the strength it has gained over the past couple of years.

The simple reason is that the U.S. outlook remains the most fundamentally sound among the economies of the world—especially the emerging markets from Brazil to China and Russia. For more on the U.S. outlook, see this article.

The U.S. dollar also will benefit as a safe haven for investors as Europe grapples with fears of terrorism and concern about a potential exit by the United Kingdom from the European Union.

See the table for latest currency trends relative to the U.S. dollar.

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