U.S. Dollar Index Soar to 1-Year High, but Other Currencies are Falling

The U.S. Dollar exchange rate strengthened compared with most key currencies, with a key Dollar currency exchange rate gauge touching its highest level this year on Monday trade, as traders priced in Donald Trump’s presidency and economic stimulus measures.

The U.S. Dollar Index DXY, which tracks the greenback’s against six other major currencies, surged 1% to 100.00 for the first time this year, its strongest trading level since Dec. 2, 2015. The Dollar conversion rate temporarily spiked to 100.22 during Monday trade. In addition, the index generated gains for the sixth consecutive days, which is its longest winning streak since early May.

Donald Trump has promised to mend aging airports, roads, ports and other infrastructure projects. The Fed’s next meeting is due on next month, while trader’s expectations for an interest-rate climb have increased above 80%.

On the other hand, the Greenback’s exchange rate strength pushed the Euro currency rate against USD exchange rate to its lowest level of last eleven months. The Euro’s shortcoming originates from “market worries that Donald Trump’s win will trigger a rush of populism and political instability all through Europe.

In opposition to Japan’s currency rate, the Dollar converter rate increased sharply during Monday trade, touching the highest level since June 7. However some market members stayed careful about the more drawn out term viewpoint for the dollar given vulnerability over the blend of monetary measures Trump could take.

The GBP to USD currency pair also declined to $1.2493, declining from the last week that pressed the Sterling exchange rate above October levels around $1.2600. In addition, developing-market currencies were jolted by doubts that Trump’s trade policies will decline exports.