The Japanese yen surged to a fresh 15-year high against the U.S. dollar Tuesday, after the Japanese government failed to say it would take steps to curb the currency's strength amid growing concerns about the pace of the recovery.
Following last week's run up, the dollar eased back as worries about a global economic slowdown faded.
The dollar turned higher this week as jittery investors flocked to the greenback for its safe-haven appeal amid fears of a global economic slowdown.
The dollar fell to a 15-year low against the Japanese yen Wednesday, as investors flocked to safe-haven trades after weak economic data was released by China and the Federal Reserve posted a bearish outlook.
The dollar fell against the yen and pared back earlier gains against the euro after the Federal Reserve cast a shadow over hopes for a stronger economic recovery.
China appears increasingly set to allow its currency, the yuan, to float more freely against the U.S. dollar, if a recent string of statements from one of its central bankers is any indication.
If you were thinking of taking advantage of this year's rebound in the dollar to book that long overdue trip to Paris, you might want to reconsider.
The dollar continued to slide this week, hovering near monthly lows versus major currencies as worries about an economic slowdown weighed on investors.
Investors are considering European stress test results, as stocks remain volatile, worries about a sluggish U.S. economic recovery persist and confidence in the euro zone and nations abroad increases.
The dollar continues to slide this week as disappointing economic data cause investors to worry that the U.S. recovery is losing momentum.
Imagine a world without the almighty greenback as the main reserve currency.
The dollar recovered losses versus the euro Friday and was little changed against other major currencies as investors wavered ahead of the weekend.
The dollar slumped against major currencies Tuesday as a rally in global markets lifted the euro, limiting demand for the safety of the U.S. currency.
The dollar turned lower against major rivals Friday as investors digested the government's June employment report that showed a loss in jobs.
The dollar slumped against major currencies Thursday as the euro rallied and U.S. economic data disappointed investors.
The dollar slipped versus the euro Wednesday after the European Central Bank said demand for loans was weaker than expected, signaling a brighter outlook for the European banking system.
Investors flocked to the dollar Tuesday as global markets tumbled and fears about the health of European banks compounded lingering economic woes.
The dollar rose against the euro and yen but fell against the pound after world leaders pledged to significantly reduce deficits over the next two years.
The dollar rose against the euro Friday ahead of the G-20 policy meeting and after a disappointing report on growth reinforced worries about the economic recovery.
The dollar was mixed against other currencies Thursday amid concerns about the outlook for the U.S. economy.
The euro's collapse has been spooking financial markets of late, driving down stock prices worldwide from recent highs. But your overseas returns are probably even worse, because when you translate a foreign market's gains or losses back into dollars, you also have to take into account how the local currency is faring against the greenback.
The dollar gained versus the euro Tuesday as optimism about China's decision to let its currency float more freely faded and investors turned to the safety of the greenback.
The dollar fell against major currencies Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept its interest rate policy unchanged.
China's announcement Saturday that it will resume a policy of exchange rate flexibility has been greeted warmly by the markets and countries that do trade with the world's most populous nation.
Markets in Asia moved up on news that China would eliminate its peg to the U.S. dollar, an issue that has ratcheted tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Despite China's decision to let its currency float more freely, the dollar gained Monday as investors recognized China's move would be gradual.
China took steps Saturday to let its currency trade more freely, but investors and U.S. policy makers should not expect a large increase in its value.
U.S. stock futures and world markets soared Monday after China signaled it would let its currency trade more freely.
It became fashionable over the past few weeks to proclaim that the euro was on a non-stop collision course with dollar parity. It was obvious that the euro would continue to sink like a stone.
The dollar continued to decline against the euro, as the shared currency rallied amid fading concerns about Europe's debt crisis and its impact on the global economy.
The dollar turned lower against European currencies Monday after a report showed the euro zone's economy is still growing and increased investors' appetite for riskier assets.
The dollar turned higher Friday after data showed U.S. retail sales were surprisingly weak in May, sparking risk aversion.
Fear has taken control of the markets as sovereign debt woes in Europe remain in the spotlight, spurring demand for low-risk investments such as the dollar, gold and U.S. Treasurys.
The euro kept falling against the dollar Monday, after plummeting below $1.20 and posting fresh four-year lows late last week.
The dollar turned higher against major currencies Thursday after reports on factory orders and the services sector fell short of economist expectations and investors opted once again for the safe-haven appeal of the U.S. currency.
The dollar gained against the yen and euro Wednesday following the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
The dollar was mixed against other major foreign currencies Tuesday as investors welcomed better-than-expected U.S. manufacturing and construction reports, but still feared slower economic growth in China and the European debt crisis.
The dollar was mixed against other currencies in thin and volatile trade Friday ahead of the U.S. holiday weekend.
The euro continued its slide against the dollar Wednesday, but losses were limited as European stocks rallied.
Could the Chinese yuan be overvalued?
The dollar continued to gain ground against its European counterpart Monday, as the Continent's debt problems remain a concern in markets worldwide.
The euro recovered from earlier losses Thursday amid speculation that the European Central Bank could intervene in the currency market, following signs the Swiss National Bank is already doing so.
The euro pared back earlier losses against the dollar Wednesday, after Germany said it would ban short selling on some European bank shares and the zone's government bonds.
Whether or not Gisele and Jay-Z are still dancing, the euro party looks to be over.
The euro fell to an 18-month low against the dollar Friday as investors remain worried about the outlook for economic growth in Europe.
The dollar turned higher against the euro and pound Thursday, as investors turned back to long-term debt problems in Europe and mulled major budget cuts in several countries.
The dollar regained ground against the euro Wednesday in a thin trading day as investors remained skittish about European debt concerns.
The dollar tumbled against the euro Monday after European Union officials' approval of a $1 trillion bailout to stabilize the zone's currency and rescue debt-choked Greece.
The dollar was mixed Friday, unaffected by a strong April jobs report as investors recovered from the wild U.S. market in the previous session.
The dollar skyrocketed to a 14-month high versus the euro Thursday after the blue-chip Dow stock index sank almost 1,000 points before rebounding.
The dollar rose Wednesday, trading at fresh one-year highs against the euro, as fears about Europe's debt crisis sent investors away from riskier assets.
The dollar continued to gain ground Tuesday, trading at a one-year high against the euro, as investors remain nervous about broader debt problems in Europe.
The dollar rose Monday following upbeat economic data and as concerns about the debt crisis in Europe lingered.
Now that Greece has finally gotten its bailout, are the days of the strengthening dollar over?
The dollar fell against the euro Friday as investors gravitated toward more risky assets amid signs an aid package for Greece may be announced over the weekend.
The dollar weakened Thursday as investors regained some appetite for risk amid easing concerns about Greece and strong corporate results.
The dollar gave up gains against the euro Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged near zero and said economic activity is beginning to improve.
The dollar rose against the euro Tuesday amid ongoing concerns about Greece and caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
The dollar rose against the euro Monday as investors remained concerned about Greece despite the country's decision last week to activate an emergency aid package.
The dollar fell against the euro Friday after Greece's prime minister requested aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, easing investors' fears of a default.
The dollar was mixed Wednesday as investors soaked up strong financial results from key U.S. corporations.
The dollar gained strength against major rivals Monday, as stocks churned on continued concern about fraud charges brought against Goldman Sachs.
The dollar rose against the euro and the pound Friday after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs for defrauding investors and amid ongoing concerns about Greek debt.
The dollar rose against the euro Thursday on renewed concerns about the fiscal meltdown in Greece and a surprise jump in U.S. jobless claims.
The dollar fell slightly Tuesday after Greece successfully sold $2.1 billion in sovereign debt.
The dollar fell versus the euro Monday after the European Union announced additional steps to aid Greece, but the decline was tempered ahead of corporate financial results.
The dollar softened Friday as investors regained some tolerance for risk despite ongoing concerns that Greece's debt problems could spread.
The dollar gave up earlier gains versus the euro Thursday after the European Central Bank eased market fears that Greece would default on its debt.
The dollar rose Wednesday as investors shied away from risk amid concerns about the European Union's plan to aid Greece.
The dollar strengthened Tuesday amid new worries about Greek debt and as European traders, fresh from the Easter holiday, reacted to strong economic data in the U.S.
The dollar was lower on Monday, as strong economic data fueled investors' hopes that the economic recovery is a sure bet.
The dollar was mostly down against major currencies on Thursday as investors absorbed jobs and manufacturing data.
The dollar dipped against major currencies on Wednesday after a disappointing report on private-sector payrolls.
The dollar fell against major currencies Monday as the euro continued to strengthen on last week's announcement that European Union leaders will aid debt-stricken Greece if necessary.
The dollar eased against the euro Friday after European Union leaders announced a plan to aid Greece if the debt-stricken nation needs to be rescued.
The dollar rebounded Thursday following reports that European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet has opposed a plan to aid Greece using support from the International Monetary Fund.
The dollar climbed to a 10-month high versus the euro on Wednesday amid growing concern about struggling European nations.
The dollar gained Tuesday as investors worried that an agreement on a rescue package for Greece would not be reached at this week's European Union summit.
The dollar pared earlier gains Monday as stocks rebounded and investors awaited the European Union summit later in the week.
The dollar rose against major currencies Friday as investors continued to worry about finding a solution for Greece's debt problems.
The dollar rose against the euro and the pound Thursday following economic reports from the government and amid renewed concern over Greece's debt.
The dollar slipped versus the yen and the pound but rose against the euro Wednesday after the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve each left interest rates unchanged near zero.
The dollar declined against major currencies Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it will leave interest rates unchanged.
The dollar gained against the euro and the pound, but fell versus the yen on Monday as equities ended mixed and investors continued to worry about finding a concrete solution for Greece's mounting debt.
The dollar fell Friday against most major currencies except the yen as investors digested conflicting reports on retail sales and consumer confidence.
The dollar slipped against the euro and the pound Thursday but rose against the yen as investors digested mixed U.S. economic news.
The dollar was mixed against major currencies Wednesday, rising against the yen and pound but giving up gains versus the euro.
The dollar recovered losses versus the euro and rose against the pound, but fell versus the yen in quiet trading Tuesday.
The dollar weakened against the euro Monday after French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Europe is ready to help Greece if needed, boosting investor optimism about the nation's debt crisis.
The dollar rose sharply against the yen Friday following a better than expected employment report from the government, but it slipped against other major currencies.
The dollar advanced against major rivals Thursday as investors looked to the buck for its safe haven appeal ahead of the February jobs data due Friday.
The dollar slipped against other major currencies Wednesday after Greece announced measures to reduce its deficit by four percentage points this year.
The dollar reversed gains Monday, ending lower as the euro rose on hopes that the European Union will help bail out debt-choked Greece.
The dollar surged against other major currencies Monday as European leaders continued to urge Greece to lower its deficit.
The dollar was mostly lower Friday as investors turned to riskier assets following mixed U.S. economic data.
The dollar was mostly higher Thursday as fears about Greece's debt crisis resurfaced, prompting investors to cut their exposure to the higher-yield currencies.
The dollar turned lower against the euro, pound and yen Wednesday as investors digested Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony on monetary policy.
The dollar gained against the euro and pound but sank against the yen, on renewed worries after a report showed U.S. consumer confidence fell sharply in February after three straight months of improvement.
The dollar was mixed in quiet trading Monday as investors shied away from more risky assets amid uncertainty about U.S. monetary policy and ongoing concerns about Greece's debt situation.
The dollar turned mixed Friday afternoon, with the euro recovering from steep losses, as U.S. stocks gained and traders continued to mull the Federal Reserve's decision to raise its discount lending rate.
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