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The Might of the US Dollar

Posted by USFC Team on Oct 1, 2018 6:46:13 AM
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Topics: Dollar, Rupee, Exchangerate, USD, INR, Investment

How is the Rupee slump affecting you?

Posted by USFC Team on Sep 17, 2018 6:03:21 AM

In recent weeks, the Indian rupee has seen unsurpassed volatility, influenced by higher oil prices and massive movements in other emerging market currencies. Factors such as the widening trade deficit, increased demand for the dollar, and a plunge in the Turkish lira have brought the rupee to a historical low.

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Topics: INR, Rupee, Exchangerate, USD, Dollar

Where is the Indian Rupee headed?

Posted by USFC Team on Jul 19, 2018 1:21:56 AM

After witnessing unprecedented stability over the past couple of years, the INR has turned highly volatile and, in recent months, seems to have consistently lost value against the US Dollar (USD). A key reason for this can be attributed to Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) outflows.  In the current financial year (FY 18-19) till date, FPIs have withdrawn INR 62,700 crores from Indian markets (roughly USD 9.5 bn). Fixed income witnessed Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) outflows of INR 42,000 crores accounting for 2/3rd of the entire outflow while equities saw outflows of INR 20,700 crores.

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Topics: Rupee, INR, Dollar, USD, Exchangerate

Indian Rupee Falls to a Record Low Against the Dollar

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 29, 2018 1:38:56 AM

The Indian rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude prices and the emerging-market selloff took a toll on the currency of the world’s third-biggest oil consumer.

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Topics: Rupee, Dollar, volatility

Recent Value of the Indian Rupee

Posted by USFC Team on Dec 22, 2017 4:55:00 PM

The Indian rupee has remained stable over the course of several years, primarily due to norms put in place by the RBI. However, the volatility of the rupee’s movement is seen clustered around the global crisis period of 2008 and then again during the eventual slowing down of the Indian market economy due to QE programs abroad. The tight regulatory framework of the RBI is what constrained the rupee against the dollar amidst this volatility. Traditionally, the movement was kept by the reserve bank such that it remained within a window where exports became competitive. In contrast, the strength of the rupee today is a result of a strong inflow of capital traded that the rupee is facing due to artificially low interest rates across the globe and excess liquidity.

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Topics: India, Rupee

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