RBI Goes Ballistic: Buys $22 Billion in May 2014 (Freemium)

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In May 2014, RBI went on the offensive against the rupee. Instead of disrupting the rupee market - where massive buys would create issues - the RBI bought forward contracts, worth $20.6 Billion, the largest single month purchase ever. In the spot market, the RBI bought about $1.7 billion. That took the month’s purchases to $22.3 billion.

(Source: RBI Bulletin)

For the RBI, this is the biggest single month purchase of the dollar, ever. And still, the dollar fell:

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