A stronger mark and rumors of central bank intervention left the dollar mixed Thursday, overcoming the effects of a Wall Street surge that pushed the Dow Jones average past 7,000 for the first time.
But traders said the underlying appetite for dollars remained strong because of the growing U.S. economy and vibrant stock market attracting investors to dollars.
“When you take half a step back from the market, you realize nothing has changed,” said Kevin Raphael, manager of foreign exchange at Rabobank Nederland in New York.
Currency in Dollar in Exchange Dollars foreign currency
Canada .7405 1.3504 France .1760 5.6815 Germany .5942 1.6828 Great Britain 1.6239 .6158 Italy .000604 1656.75 Japan .008042 124.35 Mexico .128452 7.7850
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