Why Gold Is a Better Currency Indicator Than the U.S. Dollar Index

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When commentators on CNBC and elsewhere talk about the U.S. dollar being weak or strong, they reference the U.S. Dollar Index being up or down as their source. But most people I have found don’t really understand what the U.S. Dollar Index represents. In reality it is simply a camouflage meant to conceal the real weakness of the U.S. dollar.

This article will explain the U.S. Dollar Index and then make conclusions on how it is not a true indicator of U.S. dollar strength or weakness, and show how the price of gold is.

The U.S. Dollar Index

Ask your neighbor, friend or relative what the U.S. Dollar Index means or what it consists of and you’ll get a blank stare. In fact, ask your financial advisor what it means and I’ll bet they’ll answer you, but it won’t be the appropriate answer.

Even CNBC keeps the U.S. Dollar Index figures hidden from public view as they don’t include it as part of their scrolling data that one sees at the top of their daily broadcasts. CNBC does have the exchange ratios of the euro, yen and pound, but they don’t allow viewers to keep tabs on the U.S. Dollar Index itself.

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