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Price of the Dollar in Colombia today, Monday, June 10: The Colombian Peso falls to eleven-week lows

The US Dollar has soared against the Colombian Peso this Monday, rising to eleven-week highs of 3,994.58. The daily low has been tested at 3,964.22.

He USD/COP It is trading at the time of writing above 3,965.09, falling 0.065% on the day.

The Colombian peso waiting for Colombia’s inflation

  • Colombian markets are closed today for the Sacred Heart holiday.
  • On Tuesday, Colombia will publish its Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure for Mayexpecting a reduction to 7.14% annually from 7.16% in April.
  • The United States will also publish two relevant data this week that could affect the USD/COP, the inflation data for May and the monetary policy decision of the United States Federal Reserve.

The US Dollar FAQs

The United States Dollar (USD) is the official currency of the United States of America, and the “de facto” currency of a significant number of other countries where it is in circulation alongside local banknotes. According to 2022 data, it is the most traded currency in the world, with more than 88% of all global currency exchange operations, equivalent to an average of $6.6 trillion in daily transactions. After World War II, the USD took over from the pound sterling as the world’s reserve currency.

The single most important factor influencing the value of the US Dollar is monetary policy, which is determined by the Federal Reserve (Fed). The Fed has two mandates: achieve price stability (control inflation) and promote full employment. Your main tool to achieve these two objectives is to adjust interest rates. When prices rise too quickly and inflation exceeds the 2% target set by the Fed, the Fed raises rates, which favors the price of the dollar. When Inflation falls below 2% or the unemployment rate is too high, the Fed can lower interest rates, which weighs on the Dollar.

In extreme situations, the Federal Reserve can also print more dollars and enact quantitative easing (QE). QE is the process by which the Fed substantially increases the flow of credit into a clogged financial system. This is an unconventional policy measure used when credit has dried up because banks do not lend to each other (for fear of counterparty default). It is a last resort when a simple lowering of interest rates is unlikely to achieve the necessary result. It was the Fed’s weapon of choice to combat the credit crunch that occurred during the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. It involves the Fed printing more dollars and using them to buy US government bonds, primarily from financial institutions. QE usually leads to a weakening of the US Dollar.

Quantitative tightening (QT) is the reverse process by which the Federal Reserve stops purchasing bonds from financial institutions and does not reinvest the principal of maturing portfolio securities in new purchases. It is usually positive for the US dollar.

Source: Fx Street

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