It’s still unknown how the conflict in Ukraine will impact the Fed’s plans. Although the Ukraine crisis may slow the pace of the increases, there’s no reason to doubt the rises will still occur from March 2022 onwards.
On one level, an increase in inflation should mean that a currency loses its value. After all, if you can buy your weekly groceries for $100 one month, but inflation means that the same grocery shop costs $110 a few weeks later, the purchasing power of a single dollar has reduced.
Usually, inflation harms a currency relative to the currencies of other nations. Yet this assumes that other currencies haven’t also experienced inflation — and rising prices have practically been a worldwide phenomenon since Covid-19.
A currency’s value relative to others also links to interest rates. When the Fed increases interest rates to control inflation, it may increase the demand for foreign investment since returns become higher.