Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dollar's Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains

Dollar's Slump Erases Months Of Solid Gains

By Anthony Faiola
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 18, 2008; Page A01

The dollar yesterday staged one of its biggest one-day drops against the euro and fell to a 13-year low against the Japanese yen as near-zero interest rates and the Federal Reserve's plan to print vast sums of cash dilute the value of the greenback.

The drops dramatically accelerated the dollar's reversal of fortune over the past three weeks after months of solid gains. The slide underscores the risks the Federal Reserve is taking to jump-start the U.S. economy through aggressive monetary policy.

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