u.s. dollar Archive

Falling Import Prices Help Contain Inflation and Interest Rates

Due to the strengthening in the U.S. dollar the prices of imported goods are falling.  That is helping the overall consumer prices to be tame.  Low inflation means interest rates can remain low for a longer period. In the...

Strong Dollar but No Relief on Housing Costs

The Almighty Dollar is showing the world who is the boss.  The dollar has strengthened against nearly all other foreign currencies in the past year.  The strong dollar is a reflection of better economic conditions and greater confidence in...

Strong Dollar and Foreign Home Sales

The U.S. dollar has become mighty once again.  It has strengthened against most foreign currencies.  That permits Americans to buy foreign products at cheaper prices and to travel abroad with fewer dollars.  However in the opposite direction, the strong...

Commodity Prices and Strength of the Dollar

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses rising commodity prices and the strengthening U.S. dollar....