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The US Dollar, Annotated

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 29, 2011 @ 11:30 am In Currency,Technical Analysis | Comments Disabled

I felt the need to put the recent dollar weakness into some broader context. So last weekend, I showed this simple 15 year chart [1] of the dollar, showing the huge 41.5% coolapse from 2001-08, versus the current 15+% drop.

The feedback was surprisingly; apparently, many of those currently freaking out about the dollar missed it last time.

Today, let’s show an even longer term chart — this one, incorporating the 1980s collapse — the worst of the 3 we have experienced in the past 40 years.


click for ginormous chart

Annotated chart via David Singer [3]


Dollar’s Biggest Decline? 2001-08 [1] (April 23rd, 2011)

Currency Wars! [4] (October 11th, 2010)

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URLs in this post:

[1] simple 15 year chart: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/04/dollars-biggest-decline-2001-08/

[2] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/US-D-annotated.png

[3] David Singer: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog http://singerprofitcharts.blogspot.com/2011/04/usd-us-dollar-index-monthly-cash.html

[4] Currency Wars!: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/10/currency-wars/

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