I will traveling to Ireland in August. The USD has a lot more buying power now.
The FED and admin have been engineering the appreciation in the dollar.
Regardless of what is portrayed as legislative failures those are really delays. The fiscal tightness is helping the dollar. The FED raising rates and now selling bonds, really retiring them at maturity, is cutting the Money Supply. This is engineered very purposely. Just as who should take a fall is being engineered purposely.
All I know is a like the strength in the USD.