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    Dollar is getting weaker and interest rates are dropping at the same time,how can that be?
     
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    Short term interest rates are a function of Fed OMO policy; a fiat (i.e. a product of domestic monetary policy). The exchange rate is a function of relative interest rates and trade flows (an interaction of policies of multiple nations). Not much reason they have to move in any particular relationship to each other.
     
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    Didn't Republican make fun of Obama and say that he had to keep interest rates low or his economy would have fallen apart?

    So I've been hoping they will raise interest rates now that Trump is president but so far the same old shit

    Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
     
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    Possible Fed interest rate hikes, Uncertainty on Trade Tensions...
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    Fed's Powell Points to Rate Hikes, Uncertainty on Trade Tensions
    April 06, 2018 — The Federal Reserve will likely need to keep raising U.S. interest rates to keep inflation under control, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said, adding that it was too soon to know if rising trade tensions would hit the U.S. economy.

     
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    Trump says not thrilled with Fed's Powell for raising rates...
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    Exclusive: Trump says not thrilled with Fed's Powell for raising rates

    AUGUST 20, 2018 | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was “not thrilled” with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates and accused China and Europe of manipulating their respective currencies.
     

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