American Dollar

USD

  • Convertible: Yes
  • Transferable: Yes
  • Exchange rate regime: Floating
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Transaction Types

FX SPOT
Delivery date: T; T+1; T+2
Liquidity: high
FX FORWARD
Maximum maturity: 24 months
Liquidity: high

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Monetary policy

  • The Federal Reserve of the United States (FED) is the central bank of the USA. It is in charge of the monetary policy of the country. Its main objectives, set by the US Congress, are to maximise employment and promote price stability (low inflation); all within a framework of moderate long-term interest rates.
  • Price setting method: the exchange rate is floating because the value of the USD in relation to other currencies is determined solely by the law of supply and demand.
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Features and highlights

  • The dollar is the world’s reference currency, used as a basis for listing on many markets (commodities, industries, etc.), and also it is the main reserve currency of many countries’ central banks.
  • The decisions taken by the FED therefore have an impact on all monetary policies in most countries of the world.
  • As many important currencies are pegged to USD (AED, SAR, HKD, KWD, ...), the USD is de facto the currency for an economic area much larger than just the US.
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Expert opinion

  • The EUR/USD is the most traded currency pair in the world, which explains why it is extremely liquid. In 2016, for example, it accounted for nearly one in four trades in the foreign exchange market.
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Regulations

There are no special restrictions on the purchase and sale of USD.

Important Information

PAYMENTS IN USD TO THE UNITED STATES

The IBAN format is not used in the USA. Payment instructions must contain:

  • Either: the ABA routing number / Fedwire Routing number (9 digits), and the name, address and account number of the beneficiary
  • Or: the BIC Code of the beneficiary bank, as well as the name, address and account number of the beneficiary.

Keep In Mind

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day 1 Jan
President’s Day 19 Feb
Independence Day 4 Jul
Columbus Day 8 Oct
Veterans’ Day 12 Nov
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 15 Jan
Memorial Day 28 May
Labor Day 3 Sep
Thanksgiving 18 Oct
Christmas Day 25 Dec

When a holiday falls on a weekend, the next business day becomes a holiday

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