The current research breaks down the US dollar index and explores what its components are. The US dollar index, which can be treated as a stand alone market since it can be traded using financial derivatives, is very important to track the performance of the dollar against some of the most important currencies in the world such as the Euro, the British pound sterling and the Japanese yen. The dollar index is often used also to understand how commodities prices are going to behave since almost all the most important commodities markets on the planet are priced in US dollars. This research was published a few years ago but it is still valid today. This research was published on the Medium platform a few years ago but it is still valid today. Please click here to read the rest of the research.