Dollar Index Spot Trading Positions

Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index (USDX) is an index (or measure) of the value of the United States dollar relative to a basket of foreign currencies, often referred to as a basket of US trade partners' currencies.
These currencies are the Euro (constituting 57.6% of the weighting), Japanese Yen (13.6%), British Pound (11.9%), Canadian Dollar (9.1%), Swedish Krona (4.2%) and Swiss Franc (3.6%).

Important assets for Dollar Index

  • Currencies: USD, EUR, JPY and CNY.
  • Commodities: Oil, Gold and Natural Gas.
  • Bonds: T-Bond (Treasury bond is a marketable, fixed-interest U.S. government debt security).
  • Indices: S&P500 (American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ) and DOW (or DJIA, Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index that shows how 30 large publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market).

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Currency Trading Positions

The purpose of the Trading Positions table is to provide a glance of Dollar Index Spot as to where our dedicated contributors are currently positioned. You can access the original analysis reports by clicking on each position.