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The Causes of Fluctuations in the Value of Dollars: Since the 1980s

Shuai Li


The purpose of the essay is to explain why the dollar has fluctuated since the 1980s and present several elements that affect the dollar value. At the same time, the essay states in detail how the value of the dollar changes as these factors vary. It finds that interest rates, inflation, political and economic stability of the United States and debt level all impact the value of the dollar, and every fluctuation in value is affected by more than one factor.


The Dollar Value; Causes; Fluctuation; Interest Rate; Exchange Rate; US Dollar Index

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v5i4.2690