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USD HUF trading

The USD to HUF pair is an exotic forex instrument where the value of one US Dollar (USD) is measured against the equivalent value of the Hungarian Forint (HUF). A significant economic and political nation in central Europe, Hungary has been through a period of growth since the global financial crisis.

With often bullish trends in action, the USD to HUF pair offers encouraging potential for global forex traders. It frequently shows very strong negative correlation with the major EUR to USD pair. This is due to the close relationship between Hungary and the wider European Union (EU). It also means this pair can complement broader trading strategies that include the Euro.

The Forint can often be overlooked by traders. It is the 26th most traded currency in the world, according to the Bank for International Settlements. But the data also shows that it has become more popular since first registering in 1998. As more investors explore the potential of trading the Forint with the US Dollar, there are unique opportunities that could pay real dividends.

USD to HUF News

The USD to HUF pair is unlikely to be a reliable long-term option, however. Hungary has been expected to adopt the Euro as its official currency since the early 2000s. But various concerns have pushed this back until 2020 at the earliest. As such, the leading focus for USD to HUF news will be any updates and decisions on when the Forint is to be phased out.

Hungary’s economic performance is also strongly driven by demand for its export services and goods, which makes up around 85% of national GDP. Machinery, metals and building materials are important markets for Hungary, with a heavy dependence on its European trading partners. As such, the USD to HUF rate can be left exposed to economic news from the Eurozone.

There is a potential risk to Hungary’s trading relationship with the EU that investors should be aware in terms of the USD to HUF rate. Since prime minister Viktor Orban came to power, the EU has raised concerns over the rule of law in Hungary. The possibility of sanctions means the flow of trade between Hungary and important partners could be under threat.

As with any pair involving the US Dollar, anyone trading the USD to HUF pair should remain up to date with policy decisions and announcements from the Federal Reserve. While the economy of the US will feel the impact first, there could be a subsequent impact on the economies of the Eurozone and Hungary that drive the value of the Forint.

USD to HUF Chart

By connecting with global banks to access the best forex rates, OANDA’s unique pricing engine provides mid-market rates in real-time. For the USD to HUF pair, traders can view this data via our dynamic USD to HUF chart. It contains historic data and snapshots of previous performance to help inform your trading position. But it does not offer any guarantee of future performance.