Trade-Weighted Dollar

Trade-Weighted Dollar

The average value of the U.S. dollar with respect to a basket of 10 foreign currencies. The Federal Reserve calculates the value of the trade-weighted dollar. When the value increases, American exports become more expensive in foreign countries; when it decreases, they become more affordable. See also: Strong Dollar, Weak Dollar.
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At the same time, the close to 20% rise in the trade-weighted dollar will mean higher imports from abroad," Alexander said.
After adjusting for inflation, the real trade-weighted dollar is up nearly 10 per cent over that same period or eight per cent year on year.
Macroeconomic Advisers' October baseline forecast assumed that the trade-weighted dollar would rise from an average of 102.
By default, though, we might reasonably take a firmer, trade-weighted dollar as a base case of expectation.
These calculations are based on the Federal Reserve's Broad Trade-Weighted Dollar Index, which includes a larger group of currencies than the USDX and is weighted based on foreign trade.
From 20012008, the Federal Reserve trade-weighted dollar index declined from 130 to 96 without stemming the trade deficit.
Taking a look at the trade-weighted dollar index, we can see much of the same chart as in EURUSD, AUDUSD or NZDUSD - an anti-dollar trend channel that has come to some measure of resistance.
Over the past six years, the value of the trade-weighted dollar has fallen by more than a quarter, as the United States has continued to rack up historically unprecedented trade deficits.
current account and movements in the real trade-weighted dollar suggest that decisions about where to place savings have driven the adjustments.
external imbalance, while simultaneously sustaining healthy global economic growth, is a further depreciation in the real trade-weighted dollar from its current level--on the order of 15-25 percent.
economic activity has drawn renewed interest lately following the large declines in the trade-weighted dollar.