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US Dollar Index at 3-year high

The US dollar soared against major currencies on Friday on growing speculation that the Federal Reserve could soon begin to rein in its bond-buying program and after data showed US consumer sentiment hit a 6-year high in early May. The

US Dollar eyes 2009 low, is America concerned?

The US dollar has fallen precipitously in 2011. The Dollar Index – which tracks the dollar’s value against a basket of currencies that includes the euro, yen, pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona, and Swiss franc – has fallen to 75.07.

Commodity Gains Prompted by More Than Dollar Drop, Barclays Says – Bloomberg.com

Gains in commodities in the past week reflect increased global demand as much as the weakness of the U.S. dollar, according to Barclays Plc. The Standard & Poor’s GSCI Index of 24 raw materials headed for an eighth weekly advance