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Find the best online currency exchange rates (United States Dollar to Malaysian Ringgit cash)

 

This is the current USD-MYR mid-market exchange rate. The Total Cost of buying foreign currency in the above table is calculated as the sum of all fees and the exchange rate margin, which is the difference between the provider's exchange rate and the mid-market USD-MYR exchange rate.

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Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Malaysian Ringgit

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 MYR, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Malaysian Ringgit 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.

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) - Market news and forecasts

The period between April and November 2018 was a tough one for the ringgit, as it lost value against the dollar on a near-weekly basis. Fortunately, losses in that period only amounted to 8 percent and only took the currency to a 1-year low of RM4.2 — it could have been much worse.

Since then, the ringgit has turned a corner; in late February it was trading at RM4.06, near 6-month highs.

Among factors contributing to the ringgit’s weakness over the past year has been political uncertainty relating to Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition, late-2018’s crash in oil prices, global trade tensions and higher US interest rates. There are positive factors though.

“With good GDP data and strong economic fundamentals coupled with positive external factors, I believe the ringgit can go higher to RM4.02 [per USD],” a dealer said in February.

The team at TradingEconomics.com believes the ringgit weakens to RM4.14 by year-end.

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