NEW YORK—The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the October—December quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said today in its quarterly report to the U.S. Congress.
During the three months that ended December 31, 2013, the dollar appreciation was largest against the yen as well as major emerging market and cyclically-sensitive currencies. In contrast, the dollar depreciated 1.6 percent against the euro and 2.2 percent against the British pound. In this period, the dollar’s nominal trade-weighted exchange value increased 1.4 percent, as measured by the Federal Reserve Board’s major currencies index.
The report was presented by Simon Potter, executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Open Market Committee’s manager for the System Open Market Account, on behalf of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System.