Dollar rises but posts biggest monthly drop in a decade – ZAWYA

SourceZawya
SectorEconomy
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Dollar rises but posts biggest monthly drop in a decade After sliding as low as 92.539 earlier, the lowest since May 2018, the dollar index was last up 0.6% at 93.377    A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. NEW YORK  - The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors covered shorts and took profits after the biggest monthly decline in the currency in a decade.The dollar index was down 4.1% for July, its biggest monthly percentage fall since September 2010, with most of the drop coming in the last 10 days as new coronavirus cases surged across several U.S. states and some recent data pointed to an economic recovery losing steam. On Friday, the dollar mostly held gains...read more...