Last Updated on: 8th February 2021, 06:02 pm
Central banks may even introduce negative interest rates (NIRP) to force currency depreciation. Especially if the currency is so strong that it’s hurting the country’s export industry.
Consequently, the announcement of an interest rate cut normally triggers a depreciation of the currency, as investors tend to sell assets in that currency and buy assets in currencies with higher yields before the actual interest rate cut takes place.
Essentially, a currency depreciates because of a loss of investor confidence. Extreme losses of confidence can have a severe effect on currency and by extension, the economic health of the country where the currency is used.
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