In November the average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta rose 0.8 percent. The dollar gained on all subindexes, except for the Americas subindex, which fell 0.3 percent. The dollar gained 1.9 percent on the European subindex, 1.4 percent on the Pacific subindex and 0.2 percent on the Pacific-excluding-Japan subindex. The classic subindex, which is the analogue of the original Atlanta index, was up 1.2 percent in November. The overall index in November was 2.6 percent higher than its year-ago level. On a daily basis, the overall indexs level at the end of November was up 0.3 percent from its reading at the end of October and was 3.6 percent above its level at the end of November 2004.
The Atlanta Fed index is based on 199597 bilateral trade weights for 15 currencies. The European subindex includes the European Monetary Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Pacific subindex includes Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The Americas subindex includes Brazil, Canada and Mexico. The overall dollar index includes the Saudi Arabian riyal along with the foregoing 14 currencies. The classic subindex includes the European Monetary Union, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Canada. All figures are indexes and not actual exchange rates. A rise in the index or subindex reflects a strengthening of the dollar against currencies included.
|ATLANTA FED DOLLAR INDEXES: DECEMBER 2005 UPDATE
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