United States Dollar to Brazilian Real - Convert Compare Save
The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees.
These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.
USD to BRL interbank exchange rate = 3.9278
Right now the USD/BRL interbank exchange rate is 3.9278.
It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.
It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Brazilian Real to United States Dollar.
This USD/BRL Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Brazilian Real amounts at the market mid-rate.
You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.
United States Dollar to Brazilian Real (USD-BRL) - 10 Year History
The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/BRL exchange rate over the last 10 years.
The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour.
You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.
18 Apr 2019
11 Apr 2019
19 Mar 2019
20 Oct 2018
18 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2014
20 Apr 2009
Why can't I just get the USD/BRL market rate I see on Google or in the Media?
The USD/BRL mid-rate is the rate you will see
Quoted on Google
or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between
the last rate at which the USD / BRL was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.
Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin
you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for
travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money.
The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount
you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.
The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/BRL midrate the better deal you are getting.
The three things you need in order to get a good USD to BRL exchange rate
Know the latest USD/BRL market mid-rate.
The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting.
You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
Compare your Bank's transaction costs
licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees.
We make that easy to do with our calculators for
Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Brazilian Real
Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs BRL, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Brazilian Real news and forecasts.
United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts
In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.
The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.
Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.
Brazilian Real (BRL) - Market news and forecasts
2018 was a disappointing year for the Brazilian real: it lost 15 percent of its value against the US dollar and more than 10 percent against the euro.
The real started 2019 brightly: by early February, it held a year-to-date gain worth 7 percent against the dollar. Throughout February and into March, the real weakened somewhat, but then on March-22 (the day of this report), it plunged on news that former Brazilian president Michel Temer had been arrested on corruption charges — an arrest that might impede the pension reforms that analysts say are vital to Brazil’s economic recovery. A one-day fall of 3 percent following the arrest had the real down on the year, at R$3.9 per USD. A push back towards the R$4.0 handle, last seen in September, is now likely.
In March, Brazil’s central bank adopted a dovish tone and lowered its forecast for average interest rates, further burdening the real.
Despite these issues, one analyst said that he was putting capital into the real because of the “textbook” nature of the current environment, which favoured carry trades and the high-yielding currencies upon which these are based, like the real.
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