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  • ETF Plays That Have Benefited the Most from a 'Trump Bump'

    01-24-2017 04:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Donald Trump's victory set off one of the steepest post-election rallies in recent memory. While many markets strengthened on the "Trump bump," some segments and exchange traded funds stood out from the rest. For instance, the S&P 500 Financials Sector, along with related ...

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  • Coming to Grips With Dollar ETFs Post-Election

    11-09-2016 10:30 AM by Brenton Garen

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the exchange traded funds proxy for the U.S. Dollar Index, is slightly lower over the past week, but the fund did rise on Election Day, indicating that the greenback could be poised for more upside after marke...

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  • Another Fed Meeting, Another Chance for Dollar ETFs

    09-20-2016 11:44 AM by Brenton Garen

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc, has been victimized this year by ...

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  • ETFs That Welcome a Fed Rate Hike

    09-09-2016 05:53 PM by Tom Lydon

    The markets soured on speculation of a possible Federal Reserve interest rate hike as soon as this month. However, there are market segments and exchange traded funds that welcome higher rates. Speculation of an interest rate hike rose after the usually dovish Federal Reserve ...

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  • Rethinking Bond ETFs: Unbundle and Rebuild

    07-26-2016 08:00 AM by Corey Hoffstein, Newfound Research

    By Corey Hoffstein With the benefit of hindsight, there have been few investments as attractive as core U.S. fixed income over the last 30 years. Capital preservation, income, diversification, and even hedging volatility: was there anything fixed income did not provide? Wit...

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  • The U.S. Dollar ETF Trade Still Has Legs

    06-03-2016 08:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a tumultuous start this year, U.S. dollar exchange traded funds just registered one of their best monthly gains since 2015, and the greenback may have more room to run. The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY), which tracks USD moves against a basket of major currencies, dipped 5.5% ...

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  • 35 A+ Currency ETFs to Track Global Forex Moves

    05-10-2016 03:33 PM by Max Chen

    The foreign exchange market, or forex, is the largest, most liquid financial market in the world. Investors can easily track currency moves through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors who want exposure to a forex exchange market without dealing with futures or directly wit...

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  • Dollar ETF Nears a Pivotal Point

    04-26-2016 12:00 PM by Brenton Garen

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc, is a laggard among developed mark...

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  • Hawkish Policy Makers Help Lift U.S. Dollar ETF

    03-23-2016 02:06 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds are regaining ground after Federal Reserve officials fueled speculation that the central bank could raise interest rates at its next meeting. Meanwhile, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP)...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Back on Trend

    02-26-2016 02:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is regaining ground, with the greenback-related exchange traded fund trading back above its long-term trend line, on the recent upbeat economic data. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. ...

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  • Safe-Haven Currency ETFs Shine

    01-15-2016 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While volatility racked the markets, currency exchange traded funds that track safe-haven currencies like the euro, Japanese yen and Swiss franc strengthened. On Friday, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) was up 0.4%, CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSE...

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  • U.S. Dollar Moves Will Affect Emerging Market ETFs

    01-06-2016 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund investors thinking about international exposure may capture improved growth abroad if the strength in the U.S. dollar slows down. John Bilton, global head of multi asset strategy at JPMorgan Asset Management, argues on the Financial Times that the dollar s...

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  • A Pivotal Month for U.S. Dollar ETFs

    11-30-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds have bounced back to their highest levels since spring as traders bet on diverging central bank policies ahead. Over the past three months, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which track...

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  • Is Parity Coming for the Dollar & Euro?

    11-17-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. dollar exchange traded funds continue to strengthen as currency traders anticipate the Federal Reserve is on schedule to normalize its monetary policies, with the euro heading toward dollar parity. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NY...

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  • Dollar ETFs Could Soar Well After Fed Liftoff

    11-16-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc, and the actively managed WisdomTr...

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  • The New Neutral: Foreign Currency Exposure

    11-10-2015 02:30 PM by PIMCO

    Two factors have long framed how investors think about the outlook for financial markets: real economic growth and inflation. Exchange rates have been important, but less fundamental and usually thought of as simply notable aftereffects of trade dynamics, money flows and centr...

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  • Indonesian ETFs Bleeding Assets

    11-09-2015 02:00 PM by Remzi Gokmen

    The Indonesia iShares Indonesia Investable Market Index FundETF (NYSEarca: EIDO) and Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEarca: IDX)have led all percentage declines early Monday as the market reacts to the Fed's expected December rate-hike and the Bank of Indonesia's shrinking...

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  • ETF Week Recap

    11-08-2015 01:00 PM by Matt Sauer

    It was another encouraging week for the Financial markets as the NASDAQ 100 reached a record high on Tuesday. Nevertheless, the strong November start was tempered by statements from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen who indicated an interest rate hike was on the table for the Fe...

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  • Fed's Green Light Powers Greenback ETFs

    11-06-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded fund jumped to a seven-month high Friday after an unexpectedly strong October jobs report bolstered the case for a December interest rate hike. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks ...

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  • Dollar ETFs Bandwagon Picking Up Steam

    11-05-2015 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    As international central banks enact loose monetary policies, foreign investors have turned to U.S. government debt for higher yields, supporting gains in the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds. For instance, the U.S. two-year Treasury note currently yields...

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  • Dollar ETFs Prepare For Lift Off

    10-30-2015 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    What else is new? That could easily be the battle cry of currency traders and followers of the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU), but the fact remains when it comes to the dollar an...

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  • Here Are The ETFs You Want If Today's Fed Hint Holds

    10-28-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Markets and exchange traded funds jostled late-Wednesday after the Federal Reserve referenced a December interest rate hike. "In determining whether it will be appropriate to raise the target range at its next meeting, the Committee will assess progress--both realized and expe...

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  • Central Banks Command Currency ETFs

    10-19-2015 05:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are looking at diverging monetary policies where we could see higher interest rates in the U.S. and greater stimulus across the pond. Consequently, international investors and currency exchange traded fund traders should be wary of th...

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  • ETFs To Play While Inflation Is Flat

    10-13-2015 04:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the U.S. is stuck with an anemic inflation rate, investors can ride out a deflationary environment through certain assets and exchange traded funds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total national rate of inflation was 0.2% in August, reports Jeff Cox for...

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  • How Far Will The Dollar Slide?

    10-12-2015 02:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    Without an immediate Federal Reserve monetary policy change, the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded fund have beendrifting lower. Over the past week, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. do...

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  • Dollar ETFs Still Waiting

    10-09-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) have steadied after the Federal Reserve declined to raise interest rates last month, but the these ETFs, it really is all abou...

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  • Encouraging News for Dollar ETFs

    10-02-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) have steadied after the Federal Reserve declined to raise interest rates last month. Now, some market observers see the dol...

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  • If Fed Hikes Rates, These ETFs Could Help Reduce The Backlash

    09-11-2015 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    While many expect the Federal Reserve to push off on a rate hike, there is still a chance of a higher interest rate announcement next week. The change will have wide reaching effects and weigh on many markets and exchange traded funds. The markets currently predict a one in fo...

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  • A Diversified ETF to Track a Strengthening U.S. Dollar

    08-28-2015 02:49 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the foreign exchange market swinging on central bank policies and the bout of volatility, one U.S. dollar exchange traded fund has been outperforming. Over the past three months, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the largest USD-related ET...

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  • Dollar ETFs Languish as Fed Hike Seen Delayed

    08-24-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) have been leaders among currency exchange traded funds for well over a year, but the strength displayed by these funds has recently been dealt ...

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  • This Emerging Markets Currency Could See More Pain

    08-06-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    For advisors and investors that are active followers of emerging markets currencies and equities, it probably will not come as a surprise that the currency being referenced in the headline of this piece hails from Latin America: The Brazilian real. Much like the Mexican peso, ...

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  • An ETF to Cope With Tumbling Emerging Markets Currencies

    07-24-2015 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    It feels like the taper tantrum of 2013 all over again. Emerging markets currencies are getting severely punished with the WisdomTree Emerging Currency Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: CEW) hitting an all-time low earlier today. CEW, which tracks the U.S. dollar against the Mexican Pe...

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  • Anticipating Further U.S. Dollar ETF Strength

    06-24-2015 02:46 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and related currency exchange traded funds will likely continue to strengthen as traders front-run the Federal Reserve. Year-to-date, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a...

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  • Why You Shouldn't Bet on Weaker USD Currency, ETFs

    06-01-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the recent hiccup, the U.S. dollar, along with currency-related exchange traded funds, has strengthened this year and will continue appreciating against foreign currencies. Over the past week, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tra...

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  • An Improving Economy to Sustain U.S. Dollar ETF Strength

    05-27-2015 03:41 PM by Max Chen

    Signs of an improving economy are helping the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds recover from a two-month sell-off. Since the May 15 lows, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar ...

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  • Recent Weakness in Dollar ETFs Only a Minor Setback

    05-14-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is depreciating against foreign currencies on Federal Reserve rate expectations, but the USD and currency-related exchange traded funds still remain a long-term play. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which ...

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  • Dollar ETFs Experience Worst Run in Almost Two Years

    04-29-2015 02:15 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds continued to weaken Wednesday, prolonging the worst losing streak for the greenback since 2013, after government data revealed the economy nearly stalled in the first quarter. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bulli...

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  • Foreign Borrowers Could Fuel Dollar ETFs Rally

    04-13-2015 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) are up 9.4% and 6.3%, respectively this year. Those gains come after UUP and the actively managed USDU climbed an average of 10.5% last year...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs Look Attractive After The Pullback

    04-07-2015 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the recent fall off, the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds may now offer a more attractive entry point for traders seeking to hedge further swings in the foreign exchange market. Since its March 13 high, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish F...

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  • Dollar ETFs Have More Room to Run

    04-01-2015 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    The strong dollar theme was again prominent during the first quarter with the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index tracking ETF, and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) gaining an aver...

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  • Buying the Dollar ETF Dip

    03-25-2015 02:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    For over a year, exchange traded funds tracking the U.S. dollar have been the stars of the currency ETF group, but recent weakness in the greenback could prompt some investors to assess other currency opportunities. Since topping on March 13, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Ind...

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  • USD ETFs Pause Their Upward Ascent

    03-13-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency traders can use short U.S. dollar exchange traded funds to hedge against any pullbacks in the greenback momentum. However, many remain predominately bullish on the USD outlook. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and WisdomTree Bloomberg ...

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  • Epic Fail: Another Dismal Year for Active Management

    03-12-2015 02:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Extending a theme that has received more attention as the exchange traded funds industry has boomed, active managers notched another batch of dismal performances in 2014 despite an almost 14% jump by the S&P 500. The benchmark U.S. index had its third straight year of doub...

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  • Mind Your Global ETF's Currency Exposure

    03-10-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar continues its forward march, foreign currency exposure will be a significant risk for international exchange traded fund investors. Rich Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors argues that the U.S. dollar will continue to appreciate against a basket of forei...

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  • King Dollar ETFs Assert Their Royalty

    03-09-2015 02:04 PM by Todd Shriber

    The U.S. dollar, also referred to as king dollar, has easily regained that royal status as investors price in robust U.S. economic data and the potential for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sometime in the next several months. To this point in Mondays session, just...

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  • Ahead of Central Bank Meetings, Dollar ETF Draws Upside Bets

    03-03-2015 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The European Central Bank meets Thursday, but that is just one of roughly a dozen global central bank meetings over the next 10 days and those meetings appear to be the impetus behind increased bullish options bets on the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: U...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks USD ETF Strength on Fox Business

    01-30-2015 05:26 PM by ETF Trends

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Friday to discuss the strength in the U.S. dollar as foreign central banks adopt loose monetary policies in a bid to depreciate their local currencies in the ongoing so-called currency war. Watch the video below to see th...

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  • USD ETF Advances in Ongoing Currency War

    01-29-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the European Central Bank's monetary policy bombshell, many foreign central banks have enacted their own easing or are cogitating about potential cuts ahead, bolstering the outlook for the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds. The PowerShares DB U.S. Do...

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  • Schwabs Commission-Free ETF Lineup Grows to Nearly 200

    01-26-2015 11:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), the largest discount broker, said today it will expand its Schwab ETF OneSource lineup of commission-free exchange traded funds to nearly 200 offerings starting on Feb. 1. On that date, Schwab clients will be able to access 198 ETFs across 64 Morni...

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  • ETFs for a Deflationary Period

    01-12-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As a closely watched gauge for inflation declined to a 14-year low, investors can adjust for a deflationary environment with certain assets and exchange traded funds. During deflationary periods, cash is king. If the U.S. dollar continues to strengthen against foreign currenci...

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  • King Dollar ETFs are Quite Royal in January

    01-02-2015 12:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    Seasonal trends make for nice anecdotes and they can be rewarding when properly applied in concert with other, more stringent technical indicators. With that in mind, it is worth noting that two of 2014s best currency exchange traded funds the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index...

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  • Good Year for Dollar ETFs and This New Fund Proves It

    12-24-2014 12:55 PM by Todd Shriber

    It has been impossible to ignore the U.S. dollars rise in 2014. Just ask gold, oil and a broad swath of developed market currencies that have been punished by the greenbacks ascent. Of course, there have been beneficiaries of King Dollars reclamation of royal status, namely th...

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  • Dollar ETFs Could Maintain Course Next Year

    12-18-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the recent hiccup, the U.S. dollar and related exchange traded funds could maintain its momentum in 2015 as diverging monetary policies overseas remains a dominant theme in the foreign exchange market. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) d...

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  • Overseas Capital Flight Could Maintain Dollar ETF Strength

    12-08-2014 02:35 PM by Max Chen

    Emerging market companies have borrowed cash denominated in the U.S. dollar, but a strong USD would make it harder for these companies to repay debt obligations, raising default risks overseas and the potential for capital flight, which would further support dollar exchange trade...

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  • Global Currency War Leaves U.S. Dollar ETFs On Top

    12-02-2014 02:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    As major overseas economies enact loose monetary policies to stimulate growth and counteract deflationary pressures, other countries will follow suit, fueling a currency war that could further strengthen the U.S. dollar. A gauge for the U.S. dollar is currently hovering around...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Strength is Here to Stay

    11-21-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. dollar exchange traded funds have rallied this year, and with the an expanding economy and supportive policy changes ahead, the greenback could continue to advance against other foreign currencies. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the lar...

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  • Currency ETFs to Capture Forex Swings

    11-12-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The foreign exchange market is experiencing greater volatility as global central banks outline diverging monetary policies. Consequently, traders have been taking a greater interest in currency-related exchange traded funds to capture the moves. Traders have been using currenc...

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  • Hedged Fixed-Income ETFs for a Rising Rate Environment

    11-10-2014 03:06 PM by Max Chen

    Now that U.S. markets try to wean itself off quantitative easing and prepares for rate risks, bond investors can utilize long-short exchange traded funds to navigate the fixed-income market while mitigating the negative effects of rising rates. On the upcoming webcast, Fixed I...

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  • Overseas Deflation, Currency Wars to Support USD ETF

    10-23-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As countries grapple with deflationary pressures and fuel a currency war to encourage inflation, the U.S. dollar exchange traded fund could capitalize on the lower foreign exchange rates. Many global governments are targeting lower exchange rates as a way to combat crippling d...

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  • Active USD ETF to Hedge Weakening EM Currencies

    10-16-2014 01:53 PM by Max Chen

    While the U.S. dollar is weakening against other developed currencies, the greenback has appreciated against emerging currencies, lifting a recently launched active USD exchange traded fund. The actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) wa...

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  • As Dollar Rises, Dollars Flow to This ETF

    10-07-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar has been a star performer in recent months, so much so that Wall Street is already abuzz about the adverse impact the stronger greenback is going to have on third-quarter earnings reports, which will soon be trickling in. While the strong dollar is seen as crim...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs Jump on Jobs, Improved U.S. Economy

    10-03-2014 02:05 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar-relate exchange traded funds surged Friday, with the greenback touching a four-year high, after the solid September jobs report fueled bets on a quickening U.S. recovery. The dollar index, a gauge of the U.S. dollar's value against six major currencies, touched...

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  • ETFs to Capitalize on Further U.S. Dollar Strength

    09-30-2014 02:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. economy expands while Japan and the Eurozone stumble, traders are pushing up the U.S. dollar, along with related exchange traded funds, and dumping the euro and yen currencies. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the pric...

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  • Shocker: Dollars Gain, Commodities ETFs Pain

    09-09-2014 11:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    It is not a surprise. After all, commodities are denominated in U.S. dollars and rare is the instance in which commodities and the U.S. currency rally in unison. A commodities/dollar rally is not materializing this time around, either. As the U.S. Dollar Index has recently sur...

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  • King Dollars Royal Ascent Lifts These ETFs

    09-04-2014 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Mired in the muck of slumping gold and oil exchange traded products is a silver lining: The resurgence of the U.S. dollar. Bolstered by improving U.S. economic data and flailing currencies in Europe, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which acts...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs Jump on Improving U.S. Economy

    09-02-2014 02:00 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar and related currency exchange traded funds jumped Tuesday as traders ramped up bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's eventual rate hikes in response to improved U.S. economic data. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks th...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs' Moment to Shine

    08-01-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar exchange traded fund is on a roll, with the dollar index trading near its highest level in a year. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including th...

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  • Flailing Euro Pushes Dollars Into These ETFs

    07-30-2014 01:05 PM by Todd Shriber

    The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is off another 0.2% Wednesday, bringing its July tumble to 2.2%, giving investors little reason to stand by the ETF. FXE has bled almost $6.8 million in assets this month, bringing its year-to-date outflows north of $70 mi...

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  • Dollar ETF Finds Support From Outperforming Economy

    07-25-2014 02:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the country's slow growth, the U.S. is still outperforming other major economies, bolstering a gauge of the dollar to its highest level in over a month and lifting dollar-related exchange traded funds. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) w...

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  • ECB Expectations Bolster Dollar ETFs' Appeal

    06-02-2014 03:01 PM by Max Chen

    As currency traders anticipate additional Eurozone monetary easing this week, U.S. dollar exchange traded funds are strengthening as the U.S. dollar index ascends to a two-month high. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) was up 0.3% Monday. UUP is ...

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  • Dollar ETFs Ready to Deliver Green

    05-28-2014 12:52 PM by Todd Shriber

    After months of being a laggard among developed market currencies, the U.S. dollar has recently been showing signs of firming. Ongoing dollar strength will likely benefit the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the newer WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Do...

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  • Dollar ETFs Could Rip Higher

    05-14-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Some currency market observers say the euro is overvalued with similar sentiment extending to the British pound. Among other major global currencies and relevant exchange traded funds, the CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEArca: FXA) is up 5% this year while the Curr...

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  • ETFs for the end of ZIRP

    03-25-2014 01:49 PM by Tom Lydon

    Given the trajectory of the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve may hike rates sooner than anticipated, strengthening U.S. dollar exchange traded funds but weighing on short-term Treasury bonds and gold. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen revealed that they will taper the asset ...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs to Ride the Shift in Fed Policy

    03-05-2014 01:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Don't fight the Fed. As the Federal Reserve gradually turns off its quantitative easing program and begins thinking about raising benchmark rates, exchange traded funds that track the U.S. dollar will strengthen against other world currencies. The Fed has tapered its $85 billi...

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  • Currency ETFs for a Stronger U.S. Dollar

    02-24-2014 01:53 PM by Max Chen

    As the U.S. market continues to grow and the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy to stave off an overheating economy, the U.S. dollar, along with related exchange traded funds, will appreciate against foreign currencies. "USD strength is anticipated in 2013 as expecta...

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  • Amid Turmoil, the Allure of Safe-Haven Currency ETFs

    01-26-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Concern over a slowdown in China, the second largest economy in the world, and volatility in the emerging markets due to quickly devaluing currencies has prompted higher demand for safe-haven currency exchange traded funds plays. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca...

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  • WisdomTree: The Continuing Evolution of the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index

    01-13-2014 11:01 AM by Rick Harper -- WisdomTree

    As we noted in a previous blog post, answering the question of what the U.S. dollar is worth can be a particularly tricky exercise. Through our research we came to the conclusion that comparing the value of the dollar against the currencies of Americas largest trading partners pl...

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  • WisdomTree Launches 6 ETFs for a Changing Rate Environment

    12-18-2013 02:58 PM by Max Chen

    WisdomTree, an exchange traded fund provider known for its alternative international focus, launched an active U.S. dollar fund and five fixed-income strategies that mitigate interest rate risk. The actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU...

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