This is all incredibly great info! Thanks for taking the time to write it out; much, much appreciated. I will definitely take a look at Snarls Bob.
And yeah, totally valid correction: the Euro isn’t 20 years old. I think what happened there was I edited one of my sentences badly when I went from one draft to another. That sentence should instead read “As you have possibly heard on the news, the dollar is hitting record highs at the moment, not seen in more than 20 years.”
I heard that sound bite reported on at least five U.S. TV stations in the week after the election (I watch a lot of TV for work), but as is the nature of sound bites, it didn’t go into the specifics. I think they were probably talking US Dollar Index (USDX, DXY).