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What do you mean by dollar rate?

The dollar rate is a currency’s exchange rate  compared to the U.S. dollar (USD).The dollar rate is the rate at which another country’s currency converts to the U.S. dollar, The U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency. As a result, most businesses, government officials, and travelers around the world need to know the exchange rate between their own currencies and the dollar. Countries with less political and economic stability are likely to have a comparatively higher dollar rate.

Factors Affecting Dollar Rate

Inflation rate

If the inflation rate is low in a country the value of its currency and its financial ability to buy products and services towards other currencies rises,and becomes stronger. Instead of that, countries with high inflation rate experience their currency depreciating against the currency of countries they trade with.The higher the inflation, the weaker will be the country’s currency. 

For example, rising in inflation in India leading to the weakening of rupee against the U.S Dollar

 Interest Rate

Interest rates and inflation are also interlinked. Whenever there are rising inflation scenarios, central banks increase interest rates to bring down inflation. Higher interest rates tend to attract more foreign investments to the country ,generate more profit for lenders and this boosts the country’s currency. However, if inflationary conditions continue for an extended period, higher interest rates cannot save the currency. This could further lead to currency devaluation.  That is if the interest rate in a country is lower, exchange rates tend to be lower as well. Then the central bankers must consistently adjust interest rates to balance both.


Inflation rate

Most countries borrow funds domestically as well as from abroad to finance their economic growth. If this government debt outpaces economic growth, it can drive up inflation by averting foreign investment from entering the country. This could undervalue its currency. In some cases, a government might print money to finance debt, which can also drive up inflation.A large public debt results in high inflation rate, i.e., the country’s currency gets weaker,

Current Account Deficits

Current account deficit means that the country is spending more to buy than what it earns.America’s huge current account deficit is one of the biggest threats to the US dollar .Consequently, its foreign currency earnings via exports are not enough and need to borrow money takes from foreign lenders to finance itself against the deficit. Thus high demand for foreign currency lowers the country’s exchange rate.

Geopolitical Factors

When geo-political uncertainties ( for example: covid crisis ,war between Ukraine ad Russia )are on the rise, investors tend to move wealth into safer, less volatile currencies A politically stable country attracts more foreign investment, which helps to boost the currency rate.

By Ligi Jayamohan

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