Soaring Dollar Hits US Trade, Sends Goods Trade Deficit To Highest Since March 2015

Thursday, December 29, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Dec 29, 2016

Who could have possibly thought that a soaring dollar would have an adverse impact on the US trade deficit, and thus, the US economy. Well, not the Fed, if only for now, because just as the Fed hiked rates only for the second time in a decade, the US advance goods trade deficit soared from $61.9 billion to $65.3 billion, far higher than the consensus print of $61.6 billion. This was the highest advance trade gap since March of 2015 when the dollar was likewise soaring.

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