US Dollar US Dollar (USD)

The US Dollar, or more formally the United States dollar, has the currency code 'USD'. The USD is the official currency of the United States and it's outlying regions, and is also used as a de facto currency in some developing countries.

The US dollar is the currency most used in international trade and often used as the standard pricing unit for goods and services traded internationally. For example, most commodities such as iron ore, crude oil, coal, ethanol, salt, sugar, coffee beans, soybeans, aluminum, copper, rice, wheat, gold, silver and platinum are priced in US dollars.

The US dollar is the world's most traded and foremost reserve currency, it is followed by the euro, which is second largest reserve currency and the second most traded currency in the world.

The US dollar is normally abbreviated as the dollar sign, $, or as USD or US$. Several other currencies, including the Australian Dollar and Canadian Dollar, also use the dollar sign but in most cases when it is used without a prefix it represents the US dollar unless indicated otherwise. Frequently used US dollar banknotes are the $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills, there is also a rarely used $2 bill. The dollar is divided into 100 cents and the most frequently used coins are the 1¢ (penny), 5¢ (nickel), 10¢ (dime) and 25¢ (quarter), two rarely used coins are the 50¢ (half dollar) and $1 (dollar) coins.

The currency in general is often given the nickname of the greenback, while US dollars are often called bucks or simply dollars; less common nicknames include green, dough, paper money and dead presidents.

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US Dollar Exchange Rates

Below are a selection of currency exchange rates for the US Dollar (USD) converted to other foreign currencies. These rates show what $1 would be exchanged for in the foreign currency. You can view more information on the other currencies by clicking on the three-letter currency code (ISO 4217).

Exchange rates updated: Aug 16, 2013 (CET)
$ 1 = 0.7496 0.6396 97.4738 1.0900 1.0323 0.9261 7.7541 1.2709 12.8495 6.1150 32.8981 5.9232
Inverse 1.3340 1.5634 0.0103 0.9175 0.9687 1.0798 0.1290 0.7868 0.0778 0.1635 0.0304 0.1688

US Dollar Charts

View charts of the US Dollar (USD) compared to other world currencies. Charts are updated with the latest currency exchange rate information and allow you view the currency exchange rates over a range of time periods.

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US Dollar News

14 days ago
Currency moves above 1,050 per US dollar for the first time since 2008, boosted by strong portfolio inflows, falling unemployment and improving exports
37 days ago
Chinese currency drops 0.3%, its weakest since April last year, after the People’s Bank of China doubled its trading band against the US dollar
56 days ago

Good Morning Traders,      As of this writing 5:50 AM EST, here’s what we see:                      US Dollar –Up at 80.180, the US Dollar is up 15 ticks and is trading at 80.180.                     Energies ...

324 days ago

US Dollar and Japanese Yen on the Verge of Something Huge

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