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  • Euro Still Seen Imperiled Against Dollar

    01-12-2017 09:00 AM by Brenton Garen

    Following a Federal Reserve-fueled run-up last year, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is drawing concern from currency traders that the dollar could be primed for a near-term pullback. However, some currency market observers remain concerne...

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  • It's Not All Green for Dollar ETFs

    01-11-2017 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) returned more than 3% last year, making it one of 2016's best-performing developed markets currency exchange traded funds. With 2017 still fresh, some traders are concerned the benchmark dollar ETF has rallied ...

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  • Dollar ETFs Keep Grinding Higher

    12-29-2016 09:00 AM by Brenton Garen

    Up nearly 4% year-to-date, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is now one of this years top currency exchange traded funds. With the greenback residing near multi-year highs, UUP just keeps grinding higher. UUP tracks the price movement ...

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  • This Currency Could Fall Again in 2017

    12-28-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Down 4.6% year-to-date, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is one of 2016's worst-performing currency exchange traded funds. Euro bulls should be careful if they are betting on better things for the common currency in 2017. The European Central Ba...

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  • Emerging Markets ETFs can Cope With the Strong Dollar

    12-27-2016 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Multiple asset classes have been affected by Donald Trump's surprising victory in the U.S. presidential election last month with two of the more obvious choices including the U.S. dollar and emerging markets equities. While the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullis...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Rallying with Greenback Near 14-Year Highs

    12-16-2016 02:17 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar-related exchange traded fund slipped slightly against a basket of major market currencies on Friday after the USD jumped to a 14-year high in response to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca...

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  • Here's Why Dollar ETFs can Continue Streaking

    12-16-2016 10:56 AM by Brenton Garen

    Leading up to the Federal Reserve raising interest rates earlier this week, it was not surprising to see the U.S. dollar ranking as one of the best-performing developed market currencies over the past several weeks. For example, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fun...

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  • Cotton Exchange Traded Note Could Soften

    11-29-2016 10:43 AM by Brenton Garen

    In the wake of the dollar's recent resurgence, an array of commodities and commodities-related exchange traded products are being deemed vulnerable by market observers. That group could include the iPath Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: BAL). Some belie...

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  • Concerns Mount for Gold ETFs

    11-28-2016 10:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors fret about the impact of a possible interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in December, gold exchange traded products are being punished. For example, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (...

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  • Dollar ETFs are Printing Green

    11-21-2016 01:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    Earlier this year, the U.S. dollar spent considerable as a laggard among the world's major currencies. In the wake of Donald Trump's shocking victory in the recent U.S. presidential election, the greenback has shaken out of its doldrums in significant fashion. The PowerShar...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Maintains Trump Rally

    11-18-2016 02:58 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar-related exchange traded fund continued to climb Friday, with the USD touching its 13-year high, as traders raised bets that a Donald Trump presidency would bolster growth and trigger a tighter Federal Reserve monetary policy. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar ...

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  • Dollar ETFs Like the new Look White House

    11-16-2016 10:30 AM by Brenton Garen

    Although its initial reaction to the idea of Donald Trump winning the White House was poor, the U.S. dollar has rallied in the days following last week's U.S. presidential election. The widely followed U.S. Dollar Index is up more than 2% over the past week. The PowerShares...

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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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  • Dollar ETFs: Tired Already?

    11-02-2016 06:05 PM by Brenton Garen

    With some help from the speculation about the Federal Reserve possibly raising interest rates in December, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is higher by nearly 2.3% over the past month. However, that rally could already be running out of st...

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  • A Scorching Rally For Dollar ETFs

    10-25-2016 10:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds are shedding their laggard status in a big way. After lumbering through much of this year in disappointing fashion, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is higher by 3.4% over the past mont...

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  • Dollar ETF Climbs to 7-Month High on Rate Hike Speculation

    10-21-2016 03:21 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar rallied to a seven month high Friday as investors raise bets on a potential Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) rose 0.4% Friday to its highest level since early march. Strengt...

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  • Dollar Rally Could Pinch These Currency ETFs

    10-18-2016 10:35 AM by Brenton Garen

    On rising speculation that the Federal Reserve is nearing its first interest rate hike of 2016, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is higher by nearly 2% over the past month. UUP, tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of c...

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  • Rising Interest Rate Bets Help U.S. Dollar ETF Gain Momentum

    10-11-2016 02:04 PM by Tom Lydon

    [caption id="attachment_177692" align="alignright" width="300"] Learn Why It's Time to Listen to Dollar ETFs Again[/caption] The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded fund jumped to their highest level since March as traders raised bets that the Federal Reserve coul...

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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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  • Some Relief for Gold ETF Investors

    09-09-2016 10:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some commentary on gold and the related exchange traded products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), seen last month might lead some investors to believe the yellow metal's upside ...

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  • Wake up to Coffee Exchange Traded Notes

    09-08-2016 10:33 AM by Brenton Garen

    The agriculture commodities space is often overlooked relative to energy commodities and precious metals, but within the agriculture space, coffee exchange traded notes have recently been delivering for investors. Investors looking for tactical opportunities with softs can con...

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  • Dollar ETFs may Finally get Their Day

    08-30-2016 10:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and exchange traded products such as 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 kro...

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  • Sugar ETNs Could Remain Sweet

    08-29-2016 10:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Agriculture commodities have been solid though overshadowed performers this year. The same sentiment can be extended to sugar exchange traded notes (ETNs), including the iPath Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) and the Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE). ...

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  • How Yellen's Jackson Hole Speech Will Affect Popular ETF Plays

    08-25-2016 05:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will give her much-anticipated Jackson Hole speech on Friday 10 a.m. Eastern, and depending on how dovish she seems, exchange traded funds on some of this year's most popular plays may either continue to push higher or find an abrupt ceilin...

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  • Sold on Softs: These Commodities ETFs Could Move Higher

    08-25-2016 11:17 AM by Brenton Garen

    Energy commodities and precious metals garner most of the press within the broader commodities asset class, but investors can find some notable, tactical opportunities with agriculture commodities or softs. The PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA) offers broad-based ex...

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  • Worst for Dollar ETFs may Already be Priced In

    08-23-2016 10:36 AM by Brenton Garen

    The U.S. dollar and exchange traded products such as 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 kro...

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  • U.S. Dollar Slips Below Short-Term Trend on Lower Fed Bets

    08-12-2016 02:05 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar exchange traded fund slid below its short-term trend line, with the greenback depreciating to its lowest since June, as traders reduced bets on Federal Reserve action in light of weakening U.S. economic data. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (N...

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  • Dollar ETFs Tempted But Now Look Ready to Decline

    08-04-2016 09:00 AM by Brenton Garen

    Just when it looked like 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, was read...

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  • Dollar, Oil ETFs set to Clash

    08-01-2016 10:38 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) recently dipped into a new bear market while 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 ...

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  • Momentum for Dollar ETFs as Fed Stands Pat on Rates

    07-28-2016 12:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and exchange traded products such as 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 kro...

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  • Gold, USD ETFs Diverging on Renewed Fed Rate Concerns

    07-20-2016 03:03 PM by Max Chen

    Gold and U.S. dollar exchange traded funds are moving in separate directions again after a strengthening U.S. economy renewed speculation that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates before the end of the year. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca:...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Outlook Split at Best

    07-07-2016 12:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and exchange traded products such as 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 kro...

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  • Charts Underscore Fragility, Potential of Dollar ETFs

    07-06-2016 10:37 AM by Tom Lydon

    After struggling for much of this 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 the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss ...

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  • A Surprising Post-Brexit Currency ETF Idea

    06-29-2016 08:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    A predictable result of last week's stunning decision is that, at least in the near-term, investors are likely to bolster their affinity for safe-haven assets. At the currency level, that can include exchange traded products such as the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish...

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  • Big Investors Love This Agriculture ETF

    06-24-2016 08:25 AM by Brenton Garen

    Agriculture exchange traded products are among the funds enjoying this year's commodities rebound. Some big name investors are taking note of that theme and embracing exchange traded funds such as the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA). The PowerShares DB Agricult...

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  • Finally: Time For Dollar ETFs to Rally

    06-15-2016 10:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Between the Federal Reserve not raising interest rates and rebounding commodities prices, it has been a rough 2016 to this juncture for the U.S. Dollar Index and 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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  • This Currency ETF Could be Ready to Tumble

    06-06-2016 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Up 12.6% year-to-date, the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) is one of this years best-performing developed market currency exchange traded funds. That has not been good news for equity-based Japan ETFs, but there is some goods and that is the yen could be ready t...

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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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  • Resurgent Dollar Plagues These Currency ETFs

    06-01-2016 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Thanks to intensifying speculation that the Federal Reserve is heading toward its first interest rate hike of 2016 next month, 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, inc...

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  • Fed Focus for Familiar Financial ETFs

    05-25-2016 10:41 AM by Tom Lydon

    With bond markets pricing in a rate hike from the Federal Reserve next month, some familiar exchange traded funds (ETFs) are starting to benefit. That includes the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) and the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), ...

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  • Bolstering the Bull Case for Dollar ETFs

    05-24-2016 10:35 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, is creeping higher thanks to risi...

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  • Signs Keep Pointing to Dollar ETF Upside

    05-23-2016 10:30 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, rose nearly 1% last week and with...

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  • Dollar ETFs Look for Green

    05-18-2016 08:20 AM by Brenton Garen

    It has been a rough year for the U.S. dollar. 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 ...

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  • Believe It: Currency ETFs Offer Upside

    05-16-2016 08:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    At the very least, downside appears limited for the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE). After being one of the worst-performing developed market currency exchange traded funds over the past two years, FXE is roaring back with a year-to-date gain of nearly 4%. T...

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  • Why Agriculture ETFs are Ready to Soar

    05-12-2016 01:09 PM by Brenton Garen

    The Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) is on the move higher. As agriculture commodities and the corresponding exchange traded products continue gaining momentum, some technical analysts see more upside ahead for SOYB. SOYB holds a mix of three different soybean futures co...

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  • Is the U.S. Dollar ETF Turning Around?

    05-11-2016 02:39 PM by Max Chen

    Despite a pullback after a six-day run, the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be on course for a rebound after hitting a one-year low last week. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement...

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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 Declines Mean Go-Go Days for Commodities ETFs

    05-04-2016 03:11 PM by Brenton Garen

    The inverse relationship between the U.S. dollar and commodities is on full display this yearfor exchange traded fund (ETF) investors. For example, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a b...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Heading Toward Strong Period

    05-02-2016 03:15 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar and related exchange traded fund may be going into a seasonally strong period for the currency. The U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the movement of the greenback against a basket of developed foreign currencies, has appreciated in May for every year but one sin...

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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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  • Dollar ETF Could be Ready to Rally

    04-19-2016 10:00 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, has struggled this year against o...

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  • Doha Oil Disappointment: The Effect on Markets, ETFs

    04-18-2016 03:24 PM by Max Chen

    Without a Doha accord on an oil production freeze, the markets may suffer through an extended period of low oil prices, potentially causing a ripple effect that could extend to financial sector and U.S. dollar exchange traded funds. "While nothing explicitly has been said, it'...

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  • Gold ETFs May Not Be Much of a Volatility Hedge

    04-09-2016 07:30 AM by Max Chen

    Investors have turned to gold exchange traded funds as a safe-haven play in times of market stress. However, the precious metal may not always act as a hedge against stock volatility. Over the past five years, the correlation between the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and th...

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  • A Dollar Dilemma: More Bad News Than Good for the Greenback?

    04-01-2016 10:36 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, is off 4.3% year-to-date and with...

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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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  • Don't Cast Dollar ETFs Aside Just Yet

    03-22-2016 07:24 AM by Tom Lydon

    Well, do not cast the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) aside just yet if you are a firm believe that Goldman Sachs is accurate in its bullish calls on the greenback. UUP, which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of curren...

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  • Bearish USD ETF Capitalizes on Dovish Fed Stance

    03-18-2016 03:43 PM by Max Chen

    U.S. dollar experienced one of its worst three-week streaks in over four years PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) hasdeclined 3.8% since the start of March PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund (NYSEArca: UDN)jumps 3.9% since the start of t...

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  • ETF Winners and Losers as Fed Stands Pat

    03-16-2016 02:41 PM by Max Chen

    Federal Reserve keeps short-term interest rates unchangedat a range of between 0.25% and 0.5% Fed officials also suggested there will only be two more rate hikes this year Weakening dollar helps bolster commodity assets With the Federal Reserve keeping short-term intere...

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  • Learn Why It's Time to Listen to Dollar ETFs Again

    03-08-2016 11:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodities surge has helped emerging markets equities and relevant ETFs A stronger dollar supports calls for the Federal Reserve to stick to interest rate normalization Numerous factors could play roles in the dollars performance this year, including commodities prices ...

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  • Don't Count out Dollar ETFs

    03-04-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    In an environment where safe-haven assets have been prized by investors, it would seem logical that the U.S. dollar would be a prime destination. However, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is lower by 1.3% year-to-date. UUP acts as the ETF proxy...

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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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  • Bears be Careful When Betting Against the Buck

    02-22-2016 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although safe-haven investments have been favored this 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 the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swe...

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  • Hard Currency ETFs to Hedge Market Fears

    02-09-2016 01:53 PM by Tom Lydon

    Traders found solace in safe-haven currency exchange traded funds as global uncertainty fueled the risk-off environment. On Tuesday, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) was up 1.0%, CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) gained 0.8% and CurrencySh...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Falls Below Long-Term Trend

    02-03-2016 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar plunged Wednesday, with a greenback-related exchange traded fund dipping below its long-term trend line, as the worsening economic outlook and ongoing volatility added to skepticism that the Federal Reserve would pull the trigger on another rate hike anytime soon....

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  • What to Expect From Dollar ETFs in 2016

    01-20-2016 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although safe-haven investments have been favored this 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 the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swe...

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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 Contrarian Currency ETF Play for 2016

    12-24-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While many anticipate the U.S. dollar to continue to strengthen against foreign currencies, especially with the Federal Reserve targeting higher rates, the Canadian dollar and currency-related exchange traded fund may outperform the greenback. Many currency watchers anticipate...

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  • How Long Will The Dollar ETF Bull Market Last?

    12-23-2015 08:30 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, has climbed nearly 18% over the p...

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  • Don't Expect Dollar ETFs to Thump Euro Counterparts in 2016

    12-21-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is 10.6% this year, good for one of the worst performances among exchange trade funds tracking developed market currencies. While a major rebound for FXE and the common currency next is not something many currency market anal...

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  • Dollar ETFs Can Still Beat Euro Rivals

    12-17-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Following Wednesday's news of the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, 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,...

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  • Rate-Sensitive Assets, ETFs Already Baked in Rate Hike Decision

    12-16-2015 03:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    Interest rate-sensitive assets and related exchange traded funds were relatively unfazed by the Federal Reserve's announced first rate hike since 2006, suggesting that the markets may have already priced in higher rates. The Federal Open Market Committee announced that it will...

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  • The Torrid State of the Dollar ETF

    12-16-2015 07:30 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, traded higher Tuesday in advance ...

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  • Dollar ETF Could Be Ready for a Big Move

    12-15-2015 07:30 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, is up nearly 6% year-to-date. ...

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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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  • Will a Rate Hike End The Dollar ETF Rally?

    11-24-2015 08:00 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, has surged 5% over the past month...

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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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  • 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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  • International Equity ETFs' Record Setting Year

    11-02-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although advisors and investors have focused intently on the Federal Reserve's plans for interest rates this year, fixed income exchange traded funds have swelled in size and popularity. In fact, bond ETFs listed around the world now have more than $500 billion in combined assets...

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  • 4 Types Of ETFs Being Artificially Inflated

    10-30-2015 12:00 PM by Gary Gordon

    Say what you want about Bill Gross. Hes arrogant. Hes petty. He didnt give his colleague El-Arian enough credit. He destroyed PIMCO Total Return (PTTDX) and now he is dragging down the bond funds at Janus. What kind of bond king is that? From my vantage point, however, the rus...

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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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  • ETF Expected To Rally This Week

    10-26-2015 06:30 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, gained nearly 3% and the U.S. Dol...

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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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  • The Markets Know What The Analysts And Economists Dont

    09-14-2015 03:50 PM by Gary Gordon

    The best economists on the planet regularly hamper the investing community. For example, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) acknowledged in December of 2008 that a recession had started one year earlier (December 2007). Unfortunately, by December of 2008, the S&P...

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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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  • Safe-Haven Currency ETFs Shine Amid Market Carnage

    08-24-2015 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds that track the euro, Japanese yen and Swiss franc moves against the U.S. dollar are among the few assets turning a positive return Monday as global markets plunged. On Monday, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) was up 1.8%, Cu...

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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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  • Theres Still Time To Lower Your Exposure To Riskier ETFs

    08-12-2015 03:30 PM by Gary Gordon

    A fair number of commenters, callers and perma-bulls were relatively tough on me in May when I suggested a strategic decision to raise cash levels. They were even tougher on me when I mentioned the possibility of picking up safer havens like intermediate treasuries via iShares 7-...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Takes Cues from Hawkish Fed Stance

    07-16-2015 03:14 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar, along with currency-related exchange traded fund, has appreciated to a seven-week high against other major currencies as improving U.S. economic indicators add to expectations of an interest rate hike. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArc...

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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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  • Commodities ETFs Pullback on Strong USD, Overseas Weakness

    05-21-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The rebounding U.S. dollar and concerns about China, the second largest world economy, are dragging down commodities prices and related exchange traded funds. Since the Monday close, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) dipped 2.2%, iPath Dow Jones-...

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  • This is Gold ETFs' Time to Shine

    05-18-2015 02:42 PM by Max Chen

    Gold and bullion-related exchange traded funds are experiencing their best rally since January as the depreciating U.S. dollar helped support the gains. Over the past week, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) rose 3.1%, iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) added 3.0% and ETFS Physi...

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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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  • 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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  • Strong Jobs Report Pulls Rug From Under Gold Miner ETFs

    03-06-2015 02:46 PM by Max Chen

    The improving job numbers are fueling Federal Reserve rate hike speculation and dragging on the gold bullion and miner-related exchange traded funds. With the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the worlds largest ETF backed by physical holdings of gold, down 2.7% and broad equi...

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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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  • PowerShares Reopens 11 ETFs for new Creations

    02-26-2015 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invescos (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said it has it resumed accepting new creation orders in 11 ETFs that were temporarily subject to suspended creations. On Wednesday it is temporarily halting creations of new shares ...

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  • PowerShares Halts Creations in 11 ETFs, Including U.S. Dollar Funds

    02-25-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invescos (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said Wednesday it is temporarily halting creations of new shares of in 11 ETFs, including the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index track...

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  • February Blues for Gold ETFs

    02-23-2015 12:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a decent start to 2015, gold exchange traded funds are struggling this month as global equity markets firm and the U.S. dollar continues its ascent. Entering Monday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the worlds largest ETF backed by physical holdings of gold, was sad...

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  • Loose Foreign Monetary Policies Help Prop Up USD ETF

    02-05-2015 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. I focused on thePowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP). As global central banks enact loose m...

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  • Small-Cap Consumer ETFs Could Outperform

    02-03-2015 03:29 PM by Tom Lydon

    The strong U.S. dollar has weighed on large-cap companies with overseas foreign exchange exposure, but small-cap consumer sector exchange traded funds may capitalize on improved growth at home. For instance, ETF investors can use the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Stapl...

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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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  • Strong U.S. Dollar Could Pressure S&P 500 Earnings, ETFs

    01-21-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The quickly appreciating U.S. dollar could begin to weigh on corporate earnings, especially among large-cap S&P 500 stocks and related exchange traded funds with significant overseas exposure. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), which tries to reflect the performance...

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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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  • Contrarian ETF Options to Hedge a Turn in the USD

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

    Now that the U.S. dollar is trading at its highest level in about nine years, wary investors may consider an inverse exchange traded fund to hedge against a sudden turn. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the U.S. dollar movements a...

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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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  • Gold ETFs Cant Wait for 2014 to End

    12-24-2014 10:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fans of the Chicago Cubs frequently find themselves saying "Theres always next year." If gold exchange traded funds could express emotions, the sentiments for 2014 would likely be the same as those of Cubs fans. On the surface, the year-to-date loss of 2.9% for the SPDR Gold S...

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  • ETFs to Play Macro Themes for 2015

    12-24-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds may continue their forward advance next year as the smart money remains largely bullish going in to the new year. Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees hedge funds as "trend bullish" on the equities market as large money managers that focus on stacks a...

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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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  • Improving Fundamentals to Support USD ETF

    12-10-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds have turned around this year and could keep their momentum going as shifting supply and demand dynamics will continue to support the greenback. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) increased 9....

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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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  • Industrial ETFs Defying The Odds

    11-25-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite calls that a strengthening dollar and a decline in oil prices would hurt the industrials sector, industrial-related exchange traded funds have been outperforming the broader market over the past month. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLI) is up 8.3% over t...

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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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  • Currency ETFs to Access the Diverging USD and Euro

    11-10-2014 02:23 PM by Max Chen

    In the foreign exchange market, currency traders remain stalwart bulls of the greenback, propping up U.S. dollar exchange traded funds, while growing increasingly bearish on the euro. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) has strengthened 8.1% year-...

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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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  • Inverse Dollar ETFs to Hedge a Crowded Currency Play

    10-20-2014 02:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar's rally reversed course last week. While the Federal Reserve policy changes could help support the greenback over the long-run, traders can utilize inverse USD-related exchange traded funds to hedge any short-term turns. Over the past week, the PowerSharesDB US...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Reveals a Shifting Currency Market

    10-17-2014 02:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, I focused on the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP). Diverging central bank poli...

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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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  • Euro Could Betray Seasonality This Year

    10-13-2014 04:04 PM by Todd Shriber

    Down 7.3% year-to-date, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is one of 2014s worst-performing developed market currency exchange traded funds. In most years, even periods of euro weakness, October would be the time currency traders would consider being long t...

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  • Investors are Flocking to Dollar ETFs

    10-13-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Over the past 90 days, the average loss for the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE), CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY), CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEArca: FXA) and the CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust (NYSEArca: FXC) is 6.2%. T...

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  • Commodity ETF Traders Have to Be Picky

    10-10-2014 01:52 PM by Max Chen

    With the U.S. dollar strengthening and global growth concerns lingering, the commodities market have stumbled. Nevertheless, traders can still find some opportunities, but they will have to target single commodity-specific exchange traded funds. The PowerShares DB Commodity In...

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  • Oversold Palladium ETF Sees Swift Rebound

    10-08-2014 02:40 PM by Max Chen

    The palladium exchange traded fund is shining, with the precious metal on pace for its best rally since 2013 as strong fundamentals help add bullish bets. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 1.2% Wednesday and has gained 5.4% since the October 3 low. PAL...

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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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  • Getting it Wrong With Dollar, Leveraged Gold ETF Flows

    09-23-2014 02:40 PM by Todd Shriber

    After a sustained period of weakness, and by sustained period it can be said that means nearly all of the current century, the U.S. dollar is showing notable signs of life. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is up nearly 3%. Of...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Pushes Past 10th Week of Gains

    09-22-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is pushing toward its longest rally since Lyndon Johnson was in office as the Federal Reserve signaled an end to its expansionary monetary policy next year. However, U.S. dollar exchange traded fund investors seem to be growing wary over the sustained run up. T...

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  • Precious Metals ETFs Dull Ahead of Fed Meeting

    09-16-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Precious metals-related exchange traded funds are under pressure ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting this week, with speculators driving up bond yields and the U.S. dollar. "Rising yields have supported the US Dollar and, for the second consecutive week, continued to weigh ...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: An Anticipatory Tone

    09-13-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the end of each week comes the anticipation of weekend relaxation and revelry. However, it was an anticipatory tone that was evident with many of this weeks most searched ETFs on ETF Trends. At this point, it is starting to sound like a broken, but the anticipation surrou...

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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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  • Gold Bugs Flinch as ETF Departures Escalate

    09-08-2014 02:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    It is getting harder to be bullish on gold and with the yellow metal hovering near its lowest levels since June, some investors are not waiting around for additional downside. Adding to golds glum near-term outlook is the fact that professional traders are not just reducing th...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: All Over the Map

    09-06-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    U.S. stocks advanced further into record territory this week, posting a fifth consecutive weekly gain, but they were not alone. Russias benchmark Micex Index surged on talks of a cease-fire with Ukraine. Europe exchange jumped after the European Central Bank unexpectedly lower...

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  • Low Yields Overseas Make U.S. Treasury, Dollar ETFs More Attractive

    09-04-2014 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    With almost half of the world government bonds yields below 1%, U.S. Treasury bonds and U.S. dollar exchange traded funds could continue to pick up as the economy expands. The bond market is in a fix now, John Anderson, a portfolio manager at Smith & Williamson Investment ...

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  • Bearish ETFs for Gold's Lost Luster

    09-04-2014 02:20 PM by Max Chen

    Gold bullion and related exchange traded funds are under pressure as a stronger U.S. dollar makes purchases more expensive and demand dips overseas. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has declined 1.8% over the past month but is still up 5.2% year-to-date. COMEX gold futu...

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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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  • Currency ETFs To Keep An Eye On

    08-29-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds are experiencing some major moves as the U.S. dollar appreciates against a basket of foreign currencies. Specifically, 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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  • Currency Traders Find Safety in Yen, Franc ETFs

    08-15-2014 02:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors dumped riskier assets Friday after Ukraine stated that its troops attacked an armored convoy from Russia, turning to safe havens like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc exchange traded funds. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) rose 0.1% Friday while ...

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  • Demand For Emerging Market Assets Bolsters Currency ETFs

    08-06-2014 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Large institutional investors have rushed into developing economies, strengthening emerging market currencies and related exchange traded funds. Since the European Central Bank is enacting monetary easing, global bond investors have switched from Eurozone periphery assets to e...

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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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  • Diverging Fed, ECB Policies Pressure Euro ETFs

    07-22-2014 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro is weakening against the U.S. dollar, with the greenback at an eight-month high against the common currency. As traders get more bearish on the euro, investors can consider inverse options to hedge EUR/USD fluctuations. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca...

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  • Dollar Demand Could Weaken Yen ETFs

    07-21-2014 02:39 PM by Max Chen

    As the Federal Reserve takes a more hawkish stance, Japanese retail investors have turned to U.S. dollar assets, potentially weighing on the yen currency exchange traded fund and helping to support the greenback. New U.S. dollar-denominated funds sold to Japanese retail invest...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Struggles

    06-23-2014 04:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the Federal Reserve stated that it will remain committed to a low interest rates, the U.S. dollar has been weakening and continues to dip on mixed economic data. Traders who are more bearish on the greenback can consider inverse exchange traded fund options to hedge the dep...

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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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  • Gold/S&P 500 Ratio Dips to Multi-Year Low

    06-02-2014 01:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Lingering weakness in gold futures has brought the yellow metals ratio against the S&P 500 to the lowest levels in more than six year as bullion falls in unison with real Treasury yields. Real treasury yields (i.e. adjusted for inflation) and the gold price are both fallin...

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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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  • Why U.S. Dollar ETF Looks Green About the Gills

    05-07-2014 02:15 PM by Max Chen

    The recovering U.S. economy, the Fed's gradual tapering and loose monetary policies abroad should have helped strengthen the U.S. dollar and related exchange traded fund, but so far this year, the greenback has been enervated. The PowerSharesDB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NY...

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  • Currency ETFs Struggle to Keep Pace With Industry Growth

    05-07-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although not at the breakneck pace seen in 2012 and 2013, inflows to exchange traded products are continuing this year with the year-to-date total as of the end of April resting at close to $30 billion. That growth has not permeated currency ETFs, the smallest corner of the ET...

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  • Expensive Euro Could be Ready for a Fall

    04-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The euro has been one of the stronger developed market currencies for over a year now. Over the past 12 months, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is higher by nearly 6% while the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is lower by 5.4%. ...

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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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  • Safe-Haven ETFs for Times of Turmoil

    03-03-2014 01:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    As global equities reel on escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, investors have dumped riskier securities, turning to safer assets and exchange traded funds to ride out the choppy waters. During times of global turmoil, investors seek out safe-haven assets like the J...

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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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  • King Dollar Makes These ETFs Look Like Paupers

    01-16-2014 12:42 PM by Todd Shriber

    The strengthening U.S. dollar is again having an adverse impact on some familiar and fragile emerging markets currencies and the corresponding exchange traded funds. Heading into the start of trading Thursday, the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) was...

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  • BlackRock: Three Reasons the U.S. Dollar Should Strengthen

    01-12-2014 07:30 AM by Russ Koesterich -- BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist

    Last week, the greenback posted its largest daily gain in five months, and now many investors are asking me about my outlook for the currency in 2014. First, its important to put recent gains in context. The dollar, along with every other asset class, has been volatile ove...

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  • Fed Action Helps Strengthen U.S. Dollar ETF

    01-09-2014 10:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. On Thursday, I focused on the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP). Investors ...

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  • 6 Ways to Fight Inflation with ETFs

    12-16-2013 04:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    While not as big a problem right now, inflation will eventually begin to rise as years of loose monetary policies and stimulus measures put pressure on prices. Meanwhile, exchange traded fund investors have a number of options to hedge against a rise in consumer prices. In a w...

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  • Perfect Pair Trade: Long Dollar, Short Small-Caps

    11-02-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    It was a decent week for U.S. stocks with the S&P 500 rising 0.2%, but small-cap exchange traded funds did not get the memo. For the week ending November 1, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM) lost 2.1% and more than $1 billion was pulled from the fund. The Vangua...

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  • Trouble Looming for Commodities ETFs

    11-01-2013 01:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    An already rocky year for commodities exchange traded funds could get even more tumultuous as the charts for some commodities are weakening. The $6.1 billion PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) is down 7.3% this year, which does not sound compared to t...

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  • Fed Policy Will Maintain Strangle Hold on U.S. Dollar ETF

    10-31-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar exchange traded fund has been weakening for much of the year as fiscal problems and accommodative Fed measures weighed on the greenback. Nothing appears to be changing anytime soon. The PowerSharesDB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) was down 3.0% ov...

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  • Technicals Say Greenback Will See Red

    10-22-2013 03:29 PM by Max Chen

    The U.S. dollar currency exchange traded fund has been faltering on U.S. fiscal woes and Fed policy, but the Dollar Index could still dip further after falling below a key support level. JPMorgan Chase & Co technical analyst Niall O'Connor believes the benchmark dollar gau...

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  • Euro ETF Becomes Safe-Haven on U.S. Fiscal Woes

    10-21-2013 03:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    Concern over the Eurozone financial crisis is nearly forgotten, with the euro currency and related exchange traded fund quickly becoming the go-to safe haven bet as Fed policy and now U.S. fiscal problems put the U.S. dollar in question. The CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca...

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  • How to Use Currency ETFs

    08-05-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Trading currencies may seem like a complex dance around macroeconomic conditions and monetary policies, but currency exchange traded funds can help generate profits and hedge against global swings. Jim Lowell for MarketWatch believes that currencies provide investors with a gl...

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  • Technical Signs Point to Emerging ETF Rotation

    07-18-2013 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market exchange traded funds have been underperforming the S&P 500, but looking at the relative performance of the developing markets to the U.S., developing country stocks could be trying to find a bottom. U.S. stocks have been hitting new all-time highs while em...

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  • Currency ETFs for Diversification

    07-17-2013 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Compared to the equities and fixed-income markets, the Forex currency market seems to have a mind of its own. For a well diversified portfolio, foreign currency exchange traded funds provide an alternative asset with a lower correlation to traditional assets. So far this year,...

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  • 'Hard' Currency ETFs Attract Safe-Haven Plays

    06-10-2013 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    After rising speculation on Fed "tapering" and the tumult in the U.S. equities markets, global investors flocked back to traditional safe-haven plays, boosting hard currency exchange traded funds. For instance, the CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (NYSEArca: FXB) wa...

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  • CNBC's Model ETF Retirement Portfolio for the 30-Year-Old Investor

    04-17-2013 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    In a collaboration with exchange traded fund experts, CNBC has rolled out an all-ETF diversified portfolio for the investor looking to save toward retirement. "We wanted investors to have some exposure to most asset classes, that would be stocks, bonds, cash, commodities and e...

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  • Special Report: Alternative ETFs

    04-09-2013 07:24 AM by Tom Lydon

    Alternative exchange traded fund strategies are garnering a greater following as investors look for options other than traditional beta-indexing products to diversify their portfolios. Alternative assets can be loosely defined as investments other than the traditional stocks, ...

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  • ETFs That Benefit From a Rising U.S. Dollar

    03-26-2013 11:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is regaining strength against major currencies such as the euro, yen and British pound. Various exchange traded funds allow investors to play the latest rise of the greenback. The fact is that the US dollar is the reserve currency of the world and immediate ste...

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  • Some ETFs for Rising Interest Rates

    02-19-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors with exposure to traditional Treasuries will take a beating if bond prices begin to dip off their three decade long run and yields start to rise. Nevertheless, there are exchange traded fund options to help cope with the shifting tides. Jason Schenker, president of P...

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  • Safe-Haven ETFs Ahead of the Fiscal Cliff

    11-14-2012 01:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. fiscal cliff is worrying investors as they try to best navigate the markets and exchange traded funds before hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts. If Capitol Hill does not come to a consensus on the fiscal cliff, over $600 billion in tax ...

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  • Currency ETFs: Dollar Weakens on QE3, Moody's Warning

    09-14-2012 10:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    An ETF tracking the U.S. Dollar Index is down about 7% from its July high on further quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve and Moody's warning it may downgrade the U.S. credit rating. The U.S. Dollar Index is down to its lowest level in four months. The Fed announcing Q...

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  • Currency ETFs Caught in Eurozone Concerns

    07-26-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The latest news out of the Eurozone concerning Spain and the bank bailout has put downward pressure on the euro. In turn, investors have found refuge in the U.S. dollar and focused exchange traded fund, but for how long? Today, the head banker of the European Central Bank (ECB...

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  • Safe-Haven Investments Lift Treasury ETFs

    07-23-2012 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    As another round of Eurozone contagion scared investors away from the equities market, U.S. Treasuries, along with related exchange traded funds, attracted heavy safe-haven interest, with benchmark yields hitting record lows. The iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Fund (NYSEA...

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  • Oil ETF Down 30% from 2012 High

    06-21-2012 01:30 PM by John Spence

    The largest exchange traded fund indexed to oil futures is down 30% from its March 1 peak with crude prices tumbling under $80 a barrel on Thursday as the U.S. dollar rebounded. The $1.2 billion U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) fell 2.5% in afternoon trade. Since the ETF invests ...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Currencies

    06-15-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As countries fall on rough patches or times of prosperity, the highly liquid foreign exchange market will be there to reflect the ebbs and flows in international currencies. Currently, with most of the risk centered around the Eurozone, again, traders may take defensive positions...

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  • Euro ETFs Primed for Short Squeeze on Record Bears

    06-13-2012 01:29 PM by John Spence

    Record bullish sentiment on the U.S. dollar means ETFs pegged to the unloved euro would benefit from a a potential short squeeze in the currency if investors get any positive news on Europes debt crisis or further central bank intervention. Bullish bets on the dollar among ins...

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  • What is an ETF? -- Part 15: World Currencies

    06-13-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor gain greater access to broad or specialized market exposure. Yet many individuals...

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  • Dollar ETF Rallies 5% in May Breakout

    05-29-2012 02:45 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund pegged to the U.S. Dollar Index has broken out in May on Eurozone debt worries and pushed stocks and commodities ETFs lower. PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) is on track for a gain of nearly 5% in May. [Currency ETFs: Euro at 2012 Low...

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  • Currency ETFs: Euro at 2012 Low

    05-29-2012 12:56 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Equity markets worldwide have recently become adjoined once again with the daily gyrations of the Euro currency in terms of returns and volatility. With this said, the Euro currency itself has been anything but stable thus far in 2012. CurrencyShares Euro (NYSEArca: FXE) dippe...

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  • Safe-Haven Currency ETFs Shine in Euro Crisis

    05-24-2012 09:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds pegged to perceived safe havens such as the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen have rallied on fears Greece will leave the euro. The Japanese yen, U.S. dollar and even Swiss franc are considered reliable currencies during times of global distress as th...

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  • Dollar ETF Rally Reveals Market Fear, Risks

    05-17-2012 10:04 AM by John Spence

    The 13-day rally in the U.S. Dollar Index heading into Thursdays action is a clear signal that investors startled by Greeces spiral are hunkering down in cash and specifically the greenback. ETFs that invest in stocks and gold have been punished by a rising dollar this month a...

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  • Currency ETFs: Dollar Rallies to Key Resistance, Threatens Breakout

    05-16-2012 11:11 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund pegged to the U.S. Dollar Index is on an 11-day rally as the greenback nears a key resistance level. If the dollar breaks out, it could mean pain for ETFs tracking stocks and other risk assets. The Dollar Index is on its longest winning streak in more t...

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  • Gold ETFs in Three-Day Tailspin as $1,600 Breached

    05-09-2012 09:59 AM by John Spence

    Gold ETFs and other precious metals were down sharply for the third straight session on Wednesday as bullion slipped below $1,600 an ounce. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was down 1.3% at the open and iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) fell 2%. The metals ETFs have been...

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  • Watch Dollar ETF for Next Moves in Gold, Stocks

    04-27-2012 11:42 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund linked to the U.S. Dollar Index is breaking below support at the 200-day simple moving average for the first time since late 2011. If the greenback continues to decline, currency markets could provide a lift to ETFs that invest in gold and U.S. stocks. ...

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  • Currency ETFs Look to Fed for Clues

    04-11-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds pegged to the U.S. dollar and other currencies are taking their cues from central banks. In particular, dollar ETFs are sensitive to the prospect of further easing from the Federal Reserve. PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) is down sl...

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  • Currency ETFs: Dollar Strength Hurts Gold, Silver

    04-04-2012 03:14 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund tracking the U.S. dollar is up sharply the past two days after bouncing at the 200-day simple moving average, which has provided support in recent months. PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) is up more than 1% the last two days after ...

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  • ETF Options Trading Points to Caution

    03-22-2012 11:19 AM by John Spence

    Options trading in large stock and currency ETFs shows some investors are moving toward a risk-off stance as the S&P 500 drops back below the key 1,400 level. Buyers of protection via downside puts in SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) emerged on Wednesday as equities finish...

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  • How to Hedge Risk with ETFs?

    03-16-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a year of wild market swings, the average investor is taking a more conservative approach. With exchange traded funds, investors can maintain market exposure while hedging against potential downsides. Inverse and leveraged ETF products are an easy way to maintain quick a...

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  • Why Stock ETFs and the Dollar are Moving Higher Together

    03-15-2012 10:43 AM by John Spence

    Over the past year, on days when the euro was up it was also likely that U.S. stock exchange traded funds were rising. However, in the first half of March, U.S. stocks and the euro have been moving in opposite directions as the dollar strengthens with equities. SPDR S&P 50...

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  • Euro, Stock ETFs Go Their Separate Ways

    03-12-2012 08:54 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Equities were tripped up last Tuesday after finishing the previous week with some signs of weakness, but the sell-off only proved temporary as we rallied throughout the remainder of the week and closed Friday in the S&P 500 above the 1370 level, within shouting distance of th...

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  • Chart of the Day: Euro ETFs

    03-08-2012 11:30 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    In the past six sessions, the message that the Euro currency has given investors in terms of price action can be summed up in three words: Not so fast! CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) has suddenly been tripped up, dropping in five of the last six sessions before find...

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  • ETFs That Track the U.S. Dollar

    02-13-2012 01:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    With stocks showing a strong inverse correlation with the U.S. dollar after the credit meltdown, it pays for investors to keep an eye on currency exchange traded funds that follow the greenback. The impact of the rise and fall of the U.S. dollar on investments is dynamic. "...

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  • Precious Metals, Miner ETFs Off to Strong Start

    01-03-2012 02:06 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in silver were the top performers among unleveraged ETFs on Tuesday as funds indexed to gold and miner stocks also burst out of the gate to start 2012. The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV), PowerShares DB Silver Fund (NYSEArca: DBS) and ET...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dollar, Euro Currency Funds

    12-29-2011 10:47 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    With market volumes lacking this week going into the New Year's holiday and another shortened week of trading beginning next Tuesday, we find the heightened activity in U.S. dollar and euro exchange traded funds on Wednesday quite notable. EUO (ProShares UltraShort Euro) close...

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  • Are ETF Flows Sending a Warning Signal on Gold?

    12-22-2011 10:35 AM by John Spence

    Technical analysts trying to guess golds next move are closely monitoring bullion holdings and flows in gold exchange traded funds as key sentiment indicators. Holdings in bullion-backed gold ETFs hit an all-time high of about 2,361 metric tons on Dec. 14, but fell for a fifth...

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  • The Technical Picture in Stock, Treasury ETFs

    12-08-2011 05:08 PM by John Spence

    The 200-day simple moving average is turning out to be a tough hurdle for exchange traded funds indexed to the S&P 500. The iShares S&P 500 (NYSEArca: IVV) slammed into resistance again Thursday at the key technical level in a volatile market driven by reports out of E...

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  • Gold, Oil ETFs Surge on Weaker Dollar

    11-28-2011 08:23 AM by John Spence

    Commodity exchange traded funds tracking gold and oil jumped Monday along with global equities as risk appetite recovered following a seven-day down streak for U.S. stocks. A weaker dollar helped fuel the gains. U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) rallied 3.5% in premarket dealings ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Euro

    11-03-2011 02:53 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Exchange traded funds indexed to the euro's fluctuations versus the U.S. dollar rose Thursday after Greece reportedly scrapped a plan to hold a referendum on the latest bailout package from the European Union. Earlier this week amid weakness in the euro following the sudden an...

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  • Japanese Yen's Spike to Record Against Dollar Lifts Currency ETFs

    10-21-2011 11:36 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds indexed to the movement of the Japanese yen against the dollar jumped Friday. The greenback dropped to a post-World War II low versus the yen, according to reports. The dollars nosedive against the yen reflects a lot of people have been trying to sell ris...

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  • Dollar ETF Cools After Spike

    10-11-2011 10:02 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund indexed to the dollars strength has pulled back so far this month after a furious September rally. Now, top currency forecasters say the dollars best quarterly performance since 2008 has no chance of stretching into the end of the year, Bloomberg report...

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  • Euro ETFs Jump on Bank Recapitalization Hopes

    10-10-2011 09:12 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds pegged to the euros movements against the U.S. dollar rallied Monday after Germany and France pledged to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis before a key global summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy over the weekend s...

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  • Stocks Rise, Dollar ETF Dented After Upbeat Employment Data

    10-07-2011 09:19 AM by John Spence

    U.S. stock exchange traded funds were set for a higher open Friday to build on their three-day rally after the September employment figures were stronger than expected. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) rose 0.7% in premarket dealings as Dow futures climbed...

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  • Currency ETFs 101

    10-06-2011 08:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency markets are among the sectors that exchange traded funds have opened up to investors, providing a liquid and transparent vehicle for trading currencies. The ETFs can be used to diversify portfolios, but trading currencies is a notoriously risky and difficult endeavor....

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  • Best ETFs for a Rising Dollar

    10-05-2011 04:29 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar has strengthened against currency rivals in a rally since the beginning of September. This turnaround has some investors looking for exchange traded funds that profit from a rising dollar. Jason Raznick at Benzinga.com notes the easiest way to play a stronger d...

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  • ETF Flows Driven by Volatility, Debt Crisis

    09-29-2011 08:13 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in European stocks were set for a mixed open in the U.S. on Thursday after the German parliament voted to expand the size of the bailout fund. Market volatility and renewed hope for the Eurozone seemed to dictate where investors shifted their ...

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  • Investors Find Refuge In U.S. Dollar, Treasury ETFs

    09-22-2011 01:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    The uncertain global outlook and the heavy blow to global stocks on Thursday pushed investors to the relative safety of U.S. dollar and Treasury exchange traded funds (ETFs). Powershares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) was up 1.00% at last check; the fund has recentl...

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  • Global Stock, ETF Sell-Off On Recessionary Fears

    09-22-2011 01:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    Global equities and commodities exchange traded funds (ETFs) took a step back as weak economic data fueled growing fears of another recession and sent investors back to safe-haven assets. Global stocks dropped more than 4% and commodities were also dumped on the bleak outlook,...

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  • Dollar ETF Breaks 200-Day Average as Oil, Gold Decline

    09-19-2011 11:33 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund that follows the U.S. Dollar Index rose above a key technical indicator on Monday as commodities ETFs were in the red on Europes debt crisis and economic fears. PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) added nearly 1% to start the wee...

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  • ETF Flows Weekly Update

    09-19-2011 08:48 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last week in exchange traded funds was largely marked with sleepy early morning and afternoon sessions in terms of trading volume, followed by large buy programs going into the closing bell over 30 or 45 minute time frames, where literally most of the daily volume traded in the l...

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  • Euro ETFs Weaken as Geithner Meets with EU Ministers

    09-16-2011 09:06 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds pegged to the euros movements against the dollar were set for a lower open Friday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with European finance ministers to discuss ways to fight the debt crisis. CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) was down ...

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  • Dollar ETF Rallies at Euro's Expense

    09-09-2011 04:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund that profits from strength in the dollar has soared in early September. PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) gained about 3% in the holiday-shortened week. The rise points to worries over deflation and the European debt snafu. The ETF,...

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  • Dollar ETF Staging a Comeback?

    09-06-2011 02:26 PM by John Spence

    Betting against the U.S. dollar has been a highly profitable activity over the past year, but some technical analysts think the greenback is due for a bounce. PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) was up nearly 2% in Tuesday's stock pullback. The ETF tracks the doll...

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  • ETFs in Risk-Off Mode After Labor Day Weekend

    09-06-2011 08:21 AM by John Spence

    U.S. stock exchange traded funds were primed for steep losses Tuesday as traders returned from the long holiday weekend to find global markets in a risk-off mindset. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) was down 2.4% in premarket trading. Dow futures were off more than 200 poi...

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  • U.S. Dollar, Treasury ETFs Rise on Fear Trade

    08-19-2011 07:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking the U.S. dollar and Treasury bonds have advanced this week as investors seek shelter from a slowing global economy, volatility in equities and problems in Eurozone banks. PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) and iShares Barclays 7-...

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  • Dollar ETF Back Near All-Time Low

    08-17-2011 11:15 AM by John Spence

    A currency exchange traded fund based on the U.S. dollar fell on Wednesday and was in danger of setting a new all-time low as most rivals advanced against the greenback. PowerShares U.S. Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) was down fractionally but pared its losses in late-mo...

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  • Traders Lighten Bets Against Dollar

    08-16-2011 08:32 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency traders are scaling back their bets against the U.S. dollar on concern over global growth and the spread of the Eurozone contagion. For the week ended Aug. 9, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data revealed that aggregate bets that the U.S. dollar will depreciate a...

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  • Oil, Precious Metals ETFs Rally on Weaker Dollar

    08-15-2011 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Commodities exchange traded funds started the week strong as gold, silver and oil prices rose while the U.S. dollar weakened against most rivals on Monday. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was up 1% in afternoon trade as gold prices were trying to retrace their recent pullback...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Turning Around?

    08-11-2011 07:43 AM by Tom Lydon

    After trending lower since mid-2010, an exchange traded fund indexed to the U.S. dollar's movements against a basket of foreign currencies is trying to find a bottom and reverse course. Since late July, PowerShares U.S. Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) has been making "hig...

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  • Yen, Swiss Franc ETFs Rally After S&P Downgrade

    08-08-2011 03:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    The safety trade was in full force Monday, including currency exchange traded funds as investors favored ETFs pegged to the Swiss franc and Japanese yen after Standard & Poor's cut its triple-A credit rating on the U.S. by one notch. CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust (NYSEA...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Leveraged Dollar ETFs

    08-02-2011 11:25 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Exchange traded funds tracking the dollar have been exceptionally volatile in recent weeks amidst the ongoing debt ceiling dealings in Washington as well as the sheer activity and speculation in other currencies such as the euro, Japanese yen, and Swiss franc, for instance. Ma...

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  • Dollar ETFs in Focus as U.S. Debt Talks Falter

    07-25-2011 07:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. Dollar Index was down slightly Monday morning on news the negotiations in Washington to raise the U.S. debt ceiling have apparently stalled as leaders were unable to strike a deal over the weekend. Also Monday, investors weighed headlines that Moody's cut its rating o...

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  • Stock ETFs Rally, Crude Touches $100 as Markets Eye EU Deal

    07-21-2011 11:51 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking risk assets rallied and the euro jumped versus the dollar Thursday on headlines European Union officials have reached a deal on a second financial bailout for Greece. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) climbed more than 1% along with U.S. Oil F...

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  • Stock, Metals ETFs Surge as Bernanke Hints at Further Stimulus

    07-13-2011 11:06 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in U.S. stocks and precious metals jumped Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank stands ready to provide more support to financial markets if the economy worsens. Bernankes comments in testimony before Cong...

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  • Healthcare ETFs Lead Second Quarter as Commodities Decline

    07-01-2011 11:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds have surged this week on relief over Greece accepting further austerity, but the S&P 500 ended the second quarter essentially where it started. Healthcare ETFs were the top sector performers in the second quarter, with pharmaceuticals and biotec...

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  • Charting Euro ETFs Next Moves

    06-29-2011 08:38 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking the euros movements against the dollar have gained ground this week on speculation austerity measures would pass in Greece. Now that the vote is in the rearview mirror, investors are trying to anticipate the euros next move. Its an important ques...

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  • Oil ETFs Climb 3% on Supply Speculation

    06-29-2011 12:08 PM by John Spence

    Oil exchange traded funds jumped 3% in midday trading Wednesday as crude futures nearly touched $96 a barrel. Oil prices rallied Wednesday amid speculation OPEC may scale back output in response to the International Energy Agencys recent decision to release oil from its strate...

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  • Dollar ETF Could be Tell for Commodities, Stocks

    06-23-2011 02:21 PM by John Spence

    Investors should keep a close eye on exchange traded funds indexed to the dollars movements as a rally in the greenback would likely crush commodities and provide a headwind for stocks. Oil and U.S. stocks were selling off Thursday while the Dollar Index rallied nearly 1% alon...

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  • ETFs Point to More Risk-Off Trade

    06-16-2011 09:01 AM by John Spence

    The premarket action in exchange traded funds on Thursday showed investors remain rattled by the Eurozone debt crisis and weaker economic data. ETFs indexed to the dollar, Treasury bonds and VIX futures all rose before the opening bell. In stocks, Dow futures pulled back about...

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  • Oil ETFs Crushed on Economic Fears, Dollar Rally

    06-15-2011 02:02 PM by John Spence

    Oil exchange traded funds plunged nearly 5% on Wednesday afternoon as crude futures dropped from about $100 a barrel to $94 before bouncing somewhat. The ETFs were hit by worries over the global economy and a rush of investors seeking safety in the greenback. U.S. Oil Fund (NY...

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  • Dollar Rally Tarnishes Gold, Silver ETFs

    06-15-2011 09:08 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund tracking the dollars movements against a basket of currencies jumped on Wednesday as investors were back in risk-off mode after the previous sessions stock rally. The greenbacks move higher also took the shine from ETFs that invest in gold and silver. ...

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  • Why are Stock and Dollar ETFs Falling Together?

    06-07-2011 10:14 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking U.S. stocks and the dollar have tended to move in opposite directions during the credit flameout and stimulus-fueled recovery, with many equity rallies coming at the greenbacks expense. However, some analysts have pointed out that the dollar and ...

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  • Grim U.S. Credit Outlook Puts Strain On U.S. Dollar, Treasury ETFs

    06-03-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Congress has been given ample time to increase the government's debt limit, but a lethargic response has forced Moody's Investors Service to consider downgrading the government's credit rating, putting pressure on U.S. Treasuries and dollar related exchange traded funds (ETFs). ...

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  • What Unemployment Means for ETFs

    06-03-2011 10:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) opened sharply lower after a disappointing Labor Department report intensified concerns that the economic recovery is running out of steam. Stocks dropped early Friday after figures showed the U.S. generated far fewer jobs than anticipated in...

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  • ETFs Close Mixed in Response to Greece Deal, U.S. Debt Warning

    06-02-2011 05:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) ended a volatile trading day mostly flat on reports of a Greece funding deal, while Moody issues a warning about U.S. Debt. The S&P 500 rebounded from earlier losses on Thursday following news of a fresh funding plan to help Greece pay of...

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  • New Currency ETNs Offer Leverage on Dollar Trades

    05-24-2011 08:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Deutsche Bank and Invesco PowerShares on Tuesday listed a pair of leveraged exchange traded notes that let investors go long or short on the dollar versus a basket of currencies. The ETNs are designed to provide 300% long and 300% short exposure to futures contracts on the US ...

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  • Stock, Euro ETFs Start Week in Red

    05-23-2011 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking U.S. stocks and the euro were set to open sharply lower Monday as worries over the debt problems in Europes periphery sapped sentiment. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) was down more than 1% in premarket trading as Dow futures dropped more th...

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  • Is the Dollar ETF Rally for Real?

    05-13-2011 01:32 PM by John Spence

    Since stocks and commodities seem to take their cues from the U.S. dollar, many traders are trying to determine if the greenbacks rally is simply a technical bounce or a sign that investors are shunning risk. PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) was rising again Fr...

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  • Options Traders Stalk Tech ETFs as Cisco Weakens

    05-12-2011 04:08 PM by John Spence

    Traders are using options contracts on exchange traded funds to bet on strength in technology stocks and the U.S. dollar, Street One Financial said Thursday. Tech ETFs were pressured by weakness in Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) as the company's outlook left Wall Street disappointed. ...

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  • Greenback ETF Makes Gains as Commodities Trip

    05-12-2011 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar has gained some strength with commodities markets falling on profit taking and higher margin requirements. A weaker euro has dragged on the commodities market and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are moving on the news. PowersShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEA...

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  • Dollar, Euro ETFs at Critical Juncture

    05-12-2011 09:12 AM by John Spence

    Traders are keeping a close eye on the bounce in the dollar since many assets including commodities and stocks have shown an inverse correlation with the greenback in recent years. When the dollar weakens, its usually a good sign for equities and commodities such as oil and pr...

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  • Oil ETF Drops 8%

    05-05-2011 02:09 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) for oil were among the steepest decliners in Thursays carnage in commodities markets. U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) was down 8% in afternoon trading. The oil-futures ETF dropped below its 50-day moving average. A stronger U.S. dollar was helping...

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  • Options Traders Position for Moves in Gold, Dollar ETFs

    05-03-2011 06:40 AM by John Spence

    Traders have been using options contracts on a gold exchange traded fund (ETF) to lock in some profits, but theyre also positioning to benefit from further gains in the precious metal, according to a report Tuesday. In the $60.7 billion SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), a recu...

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  • Oil ETF Drops on Bin Laden News

    05-02-2011 04:08 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) that follows oil futures was down more than 1% before Mondays opening bell following news al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in an operation led by the U.S. U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) slipped 1.6% in premarket action. Meanwhile, PowerSh...

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  • U.S., Australian Dollar ETFs Diverge

    04-28-2011 04:08 AM by John Spence

    The Dollar Index continued its downward spiral on Thursday morning after dropping to its lowest level since 2008 this week as the Federal Reserve promised to keep interest rates at rock bottom. The Dollar Index was down about 0.5% before the start of U.S. trading Thursday, hov...

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  • Dollar ETF Plumbs New Low as Fed Cuts Growth Outlook

    04-27-2011 11:48 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) fell further Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year and as Fed chief Ben Bernanke fielded questions from reporters in a press conference. The dollar ETF, which tracks the gre...

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  • Dollar, Treasury ETFs to Key on Bernanke

    04-27-2011 05:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors will be watching the action in exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking the dollar and U.S. Treasury bonds Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faces off against a room of reporters. An ETF investing in long-term bonds, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury B...

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  • Dollars Decline, Outflows Hammer ETF

    04-24-2011 04:18 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking the greenback has seen its assets plunge as investors flee the dollar. PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is an $857.1 million ETF. At the end of March 2010, it had nearly $1.7 billion in assets, according to Nati...

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  • Dollar ETF Tumbles as Greenback Hits Three-Year Low

    04-21-2011 06:34 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) was down 0.5% in early U.S. trading Thursday as the dollar fell to a three-year low. The exchange traded fund (ETF), which follows the movement of the greenback against a basket of currencies, is down more than 6% so far th...

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  • Dollar ETF Dives 1% on Greenbacks Woes

    04-20-2011 06:22 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) pegged to the dollars movements against a basket of foreign currencies was down 1% in early trading Wednesday as the dollar fell close to its 2009 low. PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) dropped to a new 52-week low on Wednesday...

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  • Dollar ETF Thumbs Nose at S&P Downgrade

    04-18-2011 09:08 AM by John Spence

    PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) gained 1% in midday trading Monday as the dollar strengthened versus a basket of foreign currencies even though Standard & Poors downgraded its credit view on the U.S. Worries over Europes debt crisis and surging Greek ...

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  • Dollar ETF Hits Fresh Low After Jobless Claims

    04-14-2011 09:40 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) indexed to the U.S. dollars movements against a basket of foreign currencies fell to a 52-week low on Thursday after the Labor Department said jobless claims rose above 400,000 in the latest week. The $856 million PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ...

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  • Dollar ETF Lower After U.S. Trade Deficit

    04-12-2011 06:46 AM by John Spence

    The PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) lost ground on Tuesday and closed near a fresh 52-week low after the government said the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in February, but was still larger than expected. Separately, import prices rose in March at the fastes...

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  • Currency ETFs and the Carry Trade

    04-11-2011 03:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the fortunes of world economies rise and fall and central banks decide when to raise interest rates, traders may capitalize on currency movements with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Within the close circle of currency traders, the so-called carry trade is back on. Carry trad...

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  • Friday Market Wrap: Stocks Lower, Metals Rally Again

    04-08-2011 01:54 PM by John Spence

    A late bounce in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) wasnt enough to salvage Friday as the exchange traded fund (ETF) closed with a 0.4% loss. A government shutdown appeared likely as lawmakers in Washington seemed unable to reach a compromise over the U.S. budget late Frida...

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  • Dollar ETF Under Renewed Pressure as Shutdown Looms

    04-08-2011 06:04 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) following the dollars movements fell nearly 1% on Friday to a fresh 52-week low as investors braced for a U.S. government shutdown over the budget gridlock. PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) closed the session down 0.8%, one da...

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  • Euro ETFs Ease Back After Rate Increase, Trichet Comments

    04-07-2011 06:29 AM by John Spence

    Euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) pulled back from 52-week highs Thursday after the European Central Bank raised a key interest rate as expected and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet in a news conference wasnt clear about whether more rate hikes are on the way. CurrencyShares ...

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  • Euro ETFs In Focus After Rate Hike

    04-07-2011 03:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors will be watching the euro Thursday after the European Central Bank raised interest rates as widely expected. The euro has powered to a 15-month high, taking related exchange traded funds (ETFs) such as CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) along for the ride as m...

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  • Treasury ETFs Pressured As Budget Deadline Looms

    04-06-2011 10:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury exchange traded funds (ETFs) were lower Wednesday afternoon as investors worried about a potential government shutdown with lawmakers in Washington facing off before a Friday deadline. As the country's deficit grows to staggering proportions, the legal limit on the am...

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  • Dollar Weakens As Cotton ETN Surges

    04-06-2011 06:28 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded note following cotton futures rallied 7% early Wednesday in the commodities sector while the dollar weakened. The $285 million iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: BAL) was up more than 7% in premarket action as gold also traded to...

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  • ETFs Closed Mixed On Mergers, Higher Commodity Prices

    04-04-2011 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) closed flat on corporate mergers and higher commodity prices. Gold futures edged higher and silver soared 2% Monday as oil prices at 30-month highs stoked fears of inflation and helped fuel investment demand for the precious metals. Gold for June ...

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  • Euros Record First Quarter Buoys Currency ETFs

    04-04-2011 04:09 AM by John Spence

    The euros best first quarter on record has lifted exchange traded funds (ETFs) pegged to the currencys fluctuations against the dollar as concerns over the region's sovereign debt have receded somewhat. In the three months ended March, the euro appreciated the most since the f...

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  • Euro ETFs Jump After Dudley Speech

    04-01-2011 10:58 AM by John Spence

    The CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) clawed into positive territory in volatile trading Friday as the March nonfarm payrolls report and a speech from New York Fed President William Dudley dominated the action. After opening lower following a strong U.S. jobs report, t...

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  • Weak Yen Helps Boost Japan ETFs

    03-30-2011 04:50 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) investing in Japanese stocks were set for a higher open in the U.S. Wednesday after the Nikkei stock average jumped 2.6% in local trading. A weaker yen helped boost Japanese equities. Some bargain-hunting investors have been using iShares MSCI Japa...

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  • Gold ETFs Ease Back from Record Highs

    03-28-2011 04:39 AM by John Spence

    The largest exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking gold prices, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), was set to ease back from last weeks record high at Mondays open as precious metals have received a tailwind from a weaker dollar. The $56 billion gold ETF spiked as high as $141.28 ...

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  • Economic Growth, Earnings Push ETFs Higher

    03-25-2011 02:39 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) ended higher Friday after the government said the economy grew at a faster pace than expected at the end of last year. Also, investors were able to set aside a long list of worries including high oil prices, problems with Japan's nuclear reactors and ...

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  • Crisis In Japan, Economic Data Move ETFs

    03-16-2011 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The crisis in Japan along with disappointing economic data drove markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower. Fears over Japans nuclear crisis sent U.S. stocks tumbling, as evacuation warnings spurred investor worries of meltdowns and a radiation catastrophe. As the crisis...

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  • Dollar ETF Strengthens As Investors Head For Safety

    03-11-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Optimistic U.S. employment data and another hit to Europe's financial problems have pushed investors to U.S. assets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Despite an increasing U.S. trade deficit, the U.S. dollar has appreciated against most major counterparts, as projections on U....

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  • Japan ETFs: Japan's Markets Drop As Earthquake Hits Its Coast

    03-10-2011 11:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    A strong earthquake hit Japan, prompting frazzled traders to dump Japan's stocks and currency. This could be an additional blow to Japanese yen exchange traded funds (ETFs) as the U.S. dollar has been gaining ground against the currency. A 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck north...

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  • ETFs Make Gains as Oil Prices Cool

    03-08-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) seized an opportunity to turn higher as oil prices paused for a breath in early trading. Middle East ETFs are leading the charge today. Both Market Vectors Gulf States (NYSEArca: MES) and PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries (NYSEArca: PMNA) are up...

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  • U.S. Dollar's Strength Fades, Taking ETF With It

    03-05-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    At the height of the European debt crisis, the U.S. dollar enjoyed safe-haven status. But in the last six months, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) exchange traded fund (ETF) has last nearly 8%. The U.S. Dollar Index, a benchmark that tracks the performanc...

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  • ETFs Start Strong, Then Reverse Course

    03-01-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets opened with a nearly 100-point jump before stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) reversed course after the Fed sounded the alarm on rising oil prices. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said rising oil prices could be problematic for the economy if the uptren...

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  • Inflation Fears Weigh On ETFs

    02-18-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned flat on Friday as investors reacted to fresh monetary tightening in China ahead of an eagerly-awaited Group of 20 finance meeting in Paris. After high-profile pledges to shake up the world monetary system and address the roots of the financ...

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  • ETFs React to Inflation, Jobs Data

    02-17-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    At the open, exchange traded funds (ETFs) were mostly flat after economic data had both the cost of living and the count of weekly filings for unemployment benefits rising more than anticipated. U.S. core consumer prices rose at their quickest pace in more than a year in Janu...

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  • ETF Opportunities for the Sliding Euro

    02-03-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Look out below! Euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) are sinking fast this morning. The currency's decline came shortly after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet spoke, toning down his earlier comments about the potential for interest rate hikes to tamp down inflati...

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  • ETFs React to Blow-Out Employment Report

    01-05-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are largely flat in early trading, although a private-sector employment report proved far better than anticipated, offering an upbeat spin on the labor front before Fridays all-important nonfarm-payrolls figures. The December ISM Services Index wa...

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  • Why ETFs Are Mixed on Last Day of the Year

    12-31-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned mixed on the last trading day of the year as investors opted to take profits off the table after a strong year of gains. The U.S. dollar edged lower in early trading Friday, extending the previous days slide as strong economic data out of W...

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  • ETFs Shrug Off Possible Spain Downgrade

    12-15-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are up moderately Wednesday after a rise in consumer prices and a pickup in New Yorks regional manufacturing activity offset credit concern in Spain. The major stock indexes are flat after the consumer price index, excluding volatile food and ener...

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  • What ETFs Are Doing Ahead of Fed Meeting

    12-14-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Most exchange traded funds (ETFs) are keeping gains tempered this morning as the markets await word about what the Federal Reserve will do about interest rates. While they wait, investors seem to be taking comfort in a solid retail report. The Commerce Department reported U.S...

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  • Fed Comments and Europe Contagion Drag ETFs

    12-06-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) started the week off flat in early trading on the heels of last weeks strong gains. Fear about Europe's debt troubles coupled with comments about the U.S. economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke got things started on a slow note. In Eur...

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  • Dollar ETF Gets a New Lease on Life

    12-01-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    You can mostly thank Europe for this one: the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) exchange traded fund (ETF) has gone on a tear in the last month. Given the uncertainty of the global market and the state of currencies these days, there's some debate about how lo...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs: The Benefits of Weakness

    11-25-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Global currencies and currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) are constantly shifting on the strengthens of one currency against another as market sentiment and long/short-term reversals occur on a daily basis. The market sentiment indicator for currencies can also be seen in the U...

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  • ETFs Head South on Tech News, G20 Meeting

    11-11-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Today will be a light day of trading as most U.S. government offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day. Many exchange traded funds (ETFs) are down in early trading as world leaders work on an agreement to shore up the economic recovery. At the G20 meeting in Seoul, Sout...

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  • ETFs, Markets Back Off Two-Year Highs

    11-08-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are backing off a bit from two-year highs as the U.S. dollar gains against the euro and other major currencies. There are no economic reports scheduled to start the week, and traders appear to be viewing signs of strength in the greenback as a reas...

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  • Questions About Fed's Plan Sinks ETFs Early

    10-27-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are headed down in early trading, driven by a published report that is raising questions concerning scope of the proposed new monetary stimulus program expected to be unveiled by the Federal Reserve next week. The Wall Street Journal is reporting t...

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  • Australian, Canadian Dollar ETFs Near Parity

    10-14-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar exchange traded fund (ETF) is sinking like a lead balloon. As investors seek higher-yielding currencies, it's bringing the Australian and Canadian dollars near parity with the greenback. The U.S. dollar is now at a five-month low against Canada's currency, whil...

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  • ETFs Flat On Quiet Columbus Day Trading

    10-11-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets are open for the Columbus Day holiday, but stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw light trading volume ahead of the earnings-season kickoff later this week. Equity market gains overnight across Asia are pushing prices higher in Europe as investors look to key ...

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  • Currency ETFs Get Ready to Rumble

    10-08-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency traders are having a hard time keeping up as an "international currency war" threatens to destabilize the currency status quo. Despite efforts to keep currencies low, some currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) may decline as currencies continue to appreciate. Dr. Domi...

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  • Commodity ETFs Lead Charge Early

    10-08-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bad news about the nation's unemployment rate sent investors to commodities, which pushed agriculture and metal exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher in the early minutes of trading. According to the ETF Dashboard, the top-moving funds this morning are agriculture-focused, led b...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs Play Both Sides of the News

    10-07-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar has been on a downtrend for most of the year, but the news is not all doom and gloom for this currency or its related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Although the dollar is at multi-year and even record lows against some currencies, it's getting stronger ahead of...

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  • U.S. Dollar Trips, Gold ETFs Make Gains

    09-29-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    More trouble could be in store for the ailing U.S. dollar exchange traded fund (ETF). Investors are increasingly believing that the Fed will step in with quantitative easing measures to support the economy, pressuring the greenback down. The dollar gave up minor ground to the ...

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  • Quantitative Easing: ETFs to Watch and Avoid

    09-28-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    No doubt about it: the U.S. economy is weak. While the Federal Reserve considers taking steps to get us back on track, let's consider exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may be best poised to benefit if they do. Quantitative Easing is a monetary policy which generally involves i...

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  • Commodity Currency ETFs on the Move

    09-10-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A wave of positive Chinese economic reports sent commodity-backed currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) moving higher today. News of China's improving trade surplus and an increase in the country's imports came on the heels of improving wholesale inventory numbers here and low...

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  • Travel the World with Currency ETFs

    09-01-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the forex market is a 24-hour-a-day operation, you can make things easier on yourself by making use of currency exchange traded funds (ETFs). Before you dive in feet first, read up on how currency ETFs work. First and foremost, currencies are all about relationships. ...

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  • Currency ETF 101: What's In It for You?

    08-23-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As with other types of exchange traded funds (ETFs), it's easy to build a diversified portfolio of currency ETFs if you understand your options and how they work. The currency market, or FX market, is the the largest and most liquid market in the world. Most individual investo...

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  • Currency ETFs: How to Play Their Fickle Moves

    08-16-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) are moving every which way these days, and it all seems to depend on how investors are feeling at the moment. Here's how you can play their fickle feelings. Although the dollar has been seeing some renewed strength, it's falling against th...

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  • Markets, ETFs Fall Ahead of Fed Announcement

    08-10-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is wrapping up its two-day meeting this week. Ahead of the announcement during which the policymakers are expected to discuss ways to jump-start the economy, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading lower. According to the ETF Dashboard, metals ETFs - yeste...

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  • Fed Meeting Has ETFs on Pause

    08-09-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is meeting today and tomorrow. Ahead of the policy meeting announcement tomorrow, the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) seem to be coming up for air and not making any huge moves. According to the ETF Trends Dashboard, the major indexes are all tradi...

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  • Trends Spotted in Dollar, Yen and Euro ETFs

    08-06-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    An unsatisfactory jobs report was just another punch in the gut for the U.S. dollar exchange traded fund (ETF), which fell to three-month lows against better-faring currencies, including the euro and the Japanese yen. New questions about an economic recovery are surfacing afte...

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  • Jobs Report Sends ETFs Tumbling

    08-06-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The jobless rate held steady at 9.5% in July, heightening fears that the recovery has all but stalled. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned south on the news, with the exception of those that target safe havens. The ETF Dashboard shows that the major indexes are all trading low...

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  • ETFs Hold Off on Big Moves

    08-04-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While exchange traded funds (ETFs) digested the improved labor market news this morning, the markets held off on making any bold moves in either direction. According to the ETF Dashboard, some of the top-moving funds this morning are gold miner ETFs, which is on the backs of s...

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  • The Best and Worst ETFs of July

    08-02-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    July was a better month for the markets, especially in Europe, where a bank stress test allayed most fears about the continent's finances. However, back in the United States, deflation seems to be the fear of the moment. As a result, gold traders, who were betting on an inflation...

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  • Housing ETFs Lead the Way Early

    07-26-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Finally, the housing market gets a break...of sorts. The news that home sales rose in June was enough to push exchange traded funds (ETFs) of various types higher in early trading. New home sales surged 24% last month from May. That's the good news. The bad news is that it was...

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  • ETFs Waver Despite Strong Financial Earnings

    07-21-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bank earnings reports went gangbusters this morning, pushing financials to be the top-performing sector in the S&P 500. Financial exchange traded funds (ETFs) traded a notch higher on the reports from Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:...

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  • ETFs Hit the Pause Button Ahead of Earnings Season

    07-12-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading mostly flat alongside the broader markets while traders wait for earnings season to officially kick off after the closing bell with Alcoa (NYSE: AA). The technology sector was the lone standout, thanks to an upgrade for the sector. Seve...

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  • ETFs to Hedge a Falling Dollar

    07-07-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The dollar might be enjoying some heady days right now - PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) is up 6.2% year-to-date - it may not last forever. Here are a few exchange traded fund (ETF) strategies to cope if weakness presents itself. Although the U.S. dollar loo...

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  • June ETF Performance Report

    06-30-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The second quarter was one of high drama in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Much of the volatility came from fears of a worsening debt crisis in Europe that threatened to have a worldwide contagion effect. For both the month and the quarter, all major indexes wer...

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  • Weaker GDP Numbers Sink ETFs

    06-25-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. economy grew in the first quarter, but the growth has been revised slightly downward. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the markets are tumbling early on the news. U.S. GDP grew 2.7% in the first quarter, revised downward from the previous estimate of 3% growth and fa...

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  • New Home Sales Plunge, Sending ETFs Lower

    06-23-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The newest home sale figures reveal that the real estate market continues to sag without the support of homebuying tax credit. Most exchange traded funds (ETFs), already trading in a narrow range, fell on the news - although, there were some winners.Those tax credits, which expir...

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  • Currency ETFs: A Simpler Option

    06-15-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. investors are buying and selling foreign currencies both as a hedge against their U.S. dollar holdings and as a way to speculate on global economic upheaval. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help get everyone the exposure they want. Currency ETFs have seen lots of action...

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  • The Upside and Downside to a Strong Dollar ETF

    06-09-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Not even a mounting debt problem in the United States can keep the dollar from losing its status as an investors favorite these days. The dollar exchange traded fund (ETF) is the world's international reserve currency, offering shelter from a flailing yen and a fast-sinking euro....

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  • The Top 5 ETFs of May

    06-02-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Another month has come and gone, and what a tumultuous one it was for the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Greece debt woes touched upon almost all facets of the markets, and investors ran for safety and comfort of the U.S. dollar. In the end, these five ETFs came ou...

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  • ETFs See-Saw on Euro's New Four-Year Low

    06-01-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned negative after the long weekend following a late drop Friday and a new four-year low for the euro. The dip was quickly followed by a positive turn, but it's anyone's guess how today will ultimately play out. Major U. S. indexe...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Revels in Being a Safe Haven

    05-26-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The financial crunch in Europe and rising military tensions between North and South Korea have investors spooked. Consequently dollar exchange traded funds (ETFs) are surging as investors look for a safe haven from financial turmoil and the possibility of a war that could destabi...

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  • 5 ETFs to Watch In Topsy-Turvy Markets

    05-21-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The markets have gone all topsy-turvy in the last several days, sending many exchange traded funds (ETFs) south and well below their long-term trend lines. But there are still ETFs above their 200-day moving averages that can serve as safe havens in these uncertain times. Gol...

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  • Euro ETFs: Are They Out of the Woods?

    05-11-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The European Union has put in place a whopping $1 trillion rescue package to stave off a widespread crisis in the eurozone and save the beleaguered euro currency. All is well and the euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) are now making a comeback...right? Not so fast. In fact, eur...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Has Its Moment in the Sun

    05-07-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the threat of the fiscal debacle strangling Greece spreading to other eurozone members heightens, the euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) have gone into a nosedive. Currency traders aren't left with many other ideal options to choose - except for the greenback. The U.S. dolla...

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  • Tom Lydon Tells CNBC Why He's Still Bullish

    05-07-2010 09:13 AM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC this morning to explain why, despite the market's performance this week, he's still bullish on the U.S. stock market and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Find out where he's looking and what he's avoiding by watching the video!

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  • Currency ETFs Make Moves as Europe's Debt Crisis Widens

    05-06-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro's decline has accelerated over concerns that Greece's debt woes could spread to other eurozone members. Worries over Europe's growing debt crisis are reverberating throughout the currency exchange traded fund (ETF) market. The U.S. dollar has risen to a new one-year ...

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  • ETFs Pause and Wait for Goldman CEO's Testimony

    04-27-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are shying away from making any big moves this morning as the nation awaits the testimony of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and trader Fabrice Tourre. Tourre and Blankfein will speak to a panel of senators today to defend themselves ...

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  • Bears and Bulls: What the Dollar ETF's Next Move May Be

    04-05-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors in dollar exchange traded funds (ETFs) may have predicted what the International Monetary Fund just announced: that after two straight quarters of decline in the dollars share of allocated global foreign-exchange reserves, it rose in Q4 of 2009. For most of 2009, the...

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  • Stocks, ETFs Waver as Markets Mark Anniversary

    03-09-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Happy Anniversary! One year ago today, the markets hit their low. Stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the economy in general all look a lot different today than they did then. Wall Street seems to be taking a break to pause and reflect this morning in the absence of mark...

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  • 9 ETFs for Dollar Bears and Bulls

    03-05-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    What a difference just a few months makes. The euro has fallen out of favor in recent month, weighed down by PIIG concerns, naturally benefiting the dollar. Not everyone is bullish on greenback exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the long-term, though. The dollar is at a crossro...

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  • Why the U.S. Dollar ETF Is on the Move

    02-22-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some international stock markets are still struggling and foreign currencies are on the decline. It may not sound all that good, but these factors are actually helping the U.S. dollar and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The U.S. economy is expected to do better than ...

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  • Fed's Rate Hike Sends Stocks, ETFs Mixed

    02-19-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve raised the rate it charges banks for emergency loans, stating more confidence in the financial system's recovery. The result this morning is mixed markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Federal Reserve's move yesterday is having ripple effects throu...

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  • Fed Hikes Rates: What It Means for ETFs

    02-18-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve hiked the interest rate it charges banks for emergency loans after the market closed today. What does it mean, and which exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be affected by the move? The Federal Reserve changed the interest rate it charges banks for emergenc...

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  • Leading Indicators Lead Stocks and ETFs Higher

    02-17-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are only marginally higher this morning. Vice President Joe Biden said taxpayers have "gotten their money's worth" from the stimulus, and home construction showed improved figures. Biden said that the $787 billion stimulus package passe...

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  • Presidents' Day: Dollar ETFs, History and Retail Sales

    02-15-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    This weekend is President's weekend, and besides giving many of us an extra day off, it is intended to commemorate our nation's presidents, all of whom had a hand in creating the country in which we are living. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were great men who made th...

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  • In Turbulent Times, 3 ETFs for the Bears

    02-12-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    China is curbing lending, President Barack Obama is going after the Wall Street giants and Greece's sovereign debt has a lot of people feeling concerned. Using exchange traded funds (ETFs), you can find a few areas that may prevail despite the bears. Inverse ETFs can help hedg...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks Currencies on CNBC's Fast Money

    02-10-2010 03:29 PM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon went on CNBC this afternoon to discuss currency exchange traded funds (ETFs), the state of the U.S. dollar and high-yield corporate bonds with Bob Pisani and the crew at Fast Money. Watch the video to see what they said.

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  • U.S. Dollar ETF: Why It's Looking Up

    02-10-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Once upon a time, weren't we able to buy more stuff with our dollars? The U.S. dollar, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), has dropped in value, but it still hasn't lost its appeal. According to Bloomberg Correlation-Weighted Currency Indexes, the U.S. dollar is a...

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  • Jobless Rate Slips as Markets, ETFs Seesaw

    02-05-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. joblessness sank to five-month lows, to the surprise of economists, but the markets couldn't rally enough to keep the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the 10,000 mark. Most exchange traded funds (ETFs) are lower, but those focused on natural gas and regional banks are fari...

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  • Despite Strong GDP Report, Stocks and ETFs Waver

    01-29-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) got a nice temporary boost this morning after reports this morning that the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 5.7% in the fourth quarter. It was the fastest pace since 2003. Despite trading up more the 100 points, the Dow soon gave...

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  • 12 ETFs to Play the 10 Economic Surprises of 2010

    01-06-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's a brand-new year, which means a host of brand-new, hot-off-the-presses economic predictions. Byron Wien, who seemed awfully prescient with his 2009 predictions, is out with another 10 for the coming year. Byron Wien, chief investment strategist at Pequot Capital Manageme...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs: Now What?

    01-05-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and its related exchange traded fund (ETF) experienced an excellent week last month, but the good times may be over, at least for now. Employment numbers due out this week may determine the greenback's next move. First, some news. On Tuesday, the Deustche Bank ...

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  • Dollar ETFs' Next Move Heading Into 2010

    12-30-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar exchange traded funds (ETFs) had their ups and downs this year (mostly downs). But as we look down the barrel of potential interest rate increases and an economic recovery, you may be wondering what's in store for the greenback in the coming year. According to ...

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  • Gold, U.S. Dollar, the Fed In 2010: Where ETFs Fit In

    12-21-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It's been a wild ride in 2009, especially for gold prices, the U.S. dollar and interest rates. Have the events of this year rendered any clues for exchange traded fund (ETF) investors about what to expect in 2010? It was a down year for the U.S. dollar. As economic conditions...

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  • As Dollar Gains Strength, ETF Seeks New Shares

    12-18-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In a reversal of fortune, the U.S. dollar has managed to make moves and gain higher ground against other major currencies. Currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reflecting the shift in tides - especially the bullish dollar fund. The dollar jumped today after traders succe...

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  • 6 Defensive ETF Plays You Can Use Now

    12-17-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been pushing upward, and defensive sectors been leading the pack. Let's take a look at the types of defensive plays offered in the world of ETFs. Defensive sectors have led the market over the last few weeks, remarks Gary Gordo...

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  • Stocks, ETFs Slump on Strong Dollar, Weak Employment

    12-17-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A strengthening dollar and a higher-than-expected number for unemployment claims pushed stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower this morning. This was despite positive data from the Philly Fed survey and the LEI or leading economic indicators rising for the eighth month in ...

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  • Gold, Oil, Copper ETFs Soar as Dollar Bulls Emerge

    12-16-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It was only a few weeks ago that the U.S. dollar was hitting 15-month lows. Now, for the first time since March, the dollar bulls are out in force and giving a boost to gold, oil and copper exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors are putting their bets on the recovery of the ...

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  • Stocks, ETFs Mixed After Higher PPI, Industrial Production Reports

    12-15-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) were mixed this morning after the Labor Department reported that producer prices in November surged by a higher-than-expected 1.8%. The 1.8% rise in inflation at the wholesale level was more than double what economists had expected. The ...

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  • ETF Winners and Losers When the U.S. Dollar Is Weak

    12-11-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is steadily dropping. Yet, value can be found in certain areas of the market and exchange trade funds (ETFs). Who wins and who loses when the dollar drops off? The dollar's value relative to other world currencies has depreciated by a third since 2002, accordin...

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  • Strong Retail Sales for November Lift ETFs

    12-11-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Commerce Department reported this morning that U.S. retail sales jumped 1.3% in November led by sales in autos, gasoline and electronics. Excluding auto and gasoline sales, core retail sales rose by 0.6%. This is a positive economic sign amid the holiday shopping season, ...

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  • Potential CFTC Regulations Prompt Fee Hikes in ETFs

    12-09-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors and exchange traded fund (ETF) providers are still awaiting a decision on commodity funds by the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC). One provider is pre-emptively hiking fees in the meantime. Deutsche Bank Commodity Services is raising rates on seven of...

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  • How ETFs Made Currency Investing Easier

    12-07-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar has had its ups and downs this year. By investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs), currency traders may capitalize on this widening disparity in currency strengths without using forex or futures accounts. An investor with a penchant for trading currencies may c...

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  • Midday Market Update: Unemployment Report Has Ripple Effects

    12-07-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on just this side of positive territory, even as the U.S. dollar strengthens. Investors are betting the Federal Reserve will raise rates sooner than expected. Last week's surprise drop in unemployment to 10% has investors wagering t...

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  • Midday Market Update: November Jobs Report Boosts Stocks and ETFs

    12-04-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) received a major lift at the open this morning from a much better-than-expected report on employment from the U.S. Labor Department. In the strongest jobs report since December 2007, the government reported that the nation's employers h...

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  • Forget Inflation? How to Use ETFs to Hedge Deflation

    11-18-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although many are worried about inflation and its effects on exchange traded funds (ETFs), deflation should be on investors minds as well. In an interview with Gary Shilling, Heesun Wee of Tech Ticker states that Shilling believes deflation is inevitable because of technolog...

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  • Futures-Based ETFs: Understanding the Risks

    11-16-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a year of robust trading in the commodities market, regulatory action has been threatened on select exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are seen as problematic. The scrutiny has highlighted the differences between certain types of funds, giving investors an education. The ...

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  • Is It Time to Stick a Fork In the Dollar and ETFs?

    11-09-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The United States dollar is currently so weak that people are beginning to ask if it'll ever claw its way back. While the role of the dollar is sorted out, exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help you play its present and its future. Is the world finally losing its appetite for ...

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  • Bullish Dollar ETF Temporarily Stops Trading

    11-05-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bullish dollar exchange traded fund (ETF) has pulled in so much interest recently that trading was briefly halted today so an application for more shares could be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). After the fund ran out of available shares, trading ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Stocks, ETFs Head Lower on Stronger Dollar

    10-26-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) started off strong this morning, but then quickly reversed course as the dollar rallied and sent oil prices moving lower. Oil had been above $80 a barrel for much of the morning, but dropped back below that mark as the dollar continued ...

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  • Dollar ETFs: Do We Stand to Gain By Keeping Currency Weak?

    10-16-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The strength of the U.S. dollar allowed Americans to consume foreign goods and travel to exotic lands. Now the dollar is at year-plus lows. If it stays this way, it could change our economy and which exchange traded funds (ETFs) we choose. There could be some big motivation f...

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  • Dollar ETFs: Why Foreign Countries Want to See Strength

    10-08-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is once again under scrutiny. The G-7 discussed possible changes that would affect global currencies at its meeting this week. Their decisions could someday have an impact on currency-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Although there are bragging rights asso...

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  • Oil Trading Without the Dollar; What It Could Mean for ETFs

    10-07-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the dollar and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to decline, some have thrown around the idea ofshifting oil trade away fromof the dollar, but is this actually possible? Advocates want to want to shift oil trade to a basket of currencies as opposed to just the dol...

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  • When Dollar, ETF Are Weak, Who's Winning?

    09-22-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the Federal Reserve kicks off its meeting today, one question on the minds of many is what the fate of the U.S. dollar and its related exchange traded fund (ETF) will be. Are we in store for further weakening? The Federal Open Market Committee and G-20 industrialized an...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Bullish Dollar (UUP) and Bearish Dollar (UDN)

    09-09-2009 02:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) and PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish (NYSEArca: UDN), part of a weekly series. Assets: UUP has $215 million in assets; UDN has $283 million in assets Objective: UUP is designed to replicate the p...

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  • How to Play the Dollar's Low Rates With ETFs

    08-27-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Thanks to the U.S. dollar, the carry trade is being flipped on its head. Investors who want to play the low, low rates on the dollar have a few exchange traded fund (ETF) options. For the first time in 16 years, the U.S. dollar is cheaper to borrow than the Japanese yen. This...

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  • PIMCO's Forecasts for the Direction of U.S. Dollar ETFs

    08-20-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The printing presses in Washington have been running at full speed in an effort to revive the economy, but it could ultimately have an impact on dollar-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to Pacific Investment Management Corp. (PIMCO), the U.S. dollar is going to w...

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  • It's the Talk of the Markets: What Will Dollar ETFs Do Next?

    08-14-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar recently dropped to its lowest point in 10 months. So why is the talk in foreign exchange markets about whether the greenback and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are poised for a pop? Currency traders wonder whether the U.S. dollar is in a position to ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Ignite on Anticipated Fed News

    08-12-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. stock market and exchange traded funds (ETFs) bounced back this morning ahead of an announcement today by the Federal Reserve. Most believe that the Fed will leave its bank lending rate at zero to entice lending and further stabilize the financial system. The U.S. ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Wholesale Inventories Bum Wall Street

    08-11-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) continued to slide into negative territory this morning as traders became cautious following a wholesale inventory report. The Commerce Department reported that businesses cut inventories at the wholesale level for the 10th consecu...

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  • What a Housing Rebound Could Mean for Dollar ETFs

    07-30-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the housing sector appears to be rebounding and encouraging news continues to emerge from the industry, some wonder if the rebound is necessarily a great thing for dollar-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). There are three reasons why the dollar may weaken as positive ec...

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  • Does the Foreign Currency ETF Uptrend Have Legs?

    07-27-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar continues to struggle, foreign currencies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them are showing an up trend. The dollar has taken a hit over the past few months and many currency experts believe that it will continue to remain weak because Americ...

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  • 5 Reasons a Weak Dollar and ETF Can Be Good

    07-20-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and the exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks it are both showing signs of wear. If the dollar is depreciating, then there should be something somewhere that is capitalizing on the currency's weakness. A deteriorating U.S. dollar helps investments in develope...

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  • Hard Assets vs. Dollar ETFs - What the Future Could Hold

    06-30-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Back when the world was in the midst of an economic meltdown, most countries conjured up more money to mitigate the situation. The United States was one of the more egregious offenders and now the dollar, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), is feeling the burden. ...

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  • ETF Trends' Guide to Currency ETFs

    06-25-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currencies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them are getting an increasing amount of attention these days as the U.S. dollar zigs and zags and inflation becomes a potential threat, while other currencies gain relative to it. The Forex Market The foreign exch...

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  • How to Use ETFs As Market Indicators

    06-19-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Is there a better way to understand market trends and inter-related events in an effort to be a more keen exchange traded fund (ETF) investor? Trang Ho for Investor's Business Daily talked to Chartered Market Technician Brandon Wendell to get a better understanding of how stu...

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  • How a Weak Dollar Helps ETFs and You

    06-18-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Over the past few days, the talk on the Street has been revolving around the direction of the U.S. dollar and how it has been influencing the overall markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Could a weak dollar be something we actually need? Loius Basenese of Daily Markets b...

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  • Midday Market Update: Strong Dollar Pushes Down Commodity Demand

    06-15-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are in sharply negative territory this morning as the U.S. dollar strengthens and materials prices are pushed lower. The U.S. dollar gained ground on most major currencies despite expectations that massive U.S. fiscal and monetary...

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  • How a Changing View of the Dollar Impacts ETFs

    06-07-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), could be weakening as the attractiveness of U.S. assets diminish. Stephen Gallo, head of market analysis at Schenider Foreign Exchange, says the dollar is only just starting to fall, as stated in Moneynews. The ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Wall Street Takes It All In

    06-05-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fluctuated in morning trading as many investors are still just unsure where the economy is heading after some reports. The Labor Department had some promising news reporting that payrolls fell by 345,000, the lowest decline in the p...

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  • How To Use ETFs To Diversify Away From The Dollar

    05-29-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar depreciates because of increased government spending, investors may turn to exchange traded funds (ETFs) to defend their wealth. Here's how. The U.S. dollar is under attack and there are several factors that are eating away at the dollar's strength, remarks ...

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  • What a U.S. Ratings Downgrade Could Mean to Treasury ETFs

    05-26-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. Treasuries and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may lose more ground as the U.S. government resumes its habit of borrowing. Concern over the outlook of the U.S.'s AAA credit rating has caused the 10-year yields to rise above 3.4% for the first time since November, wri...

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  • Where Do U.S. Dollar ETFs Go From Here?

    04-16-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although there have been growing calls for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the world's reserve currency, there are still reasons to watch the movements of the greenback. Experts weighed in with their opinions. The dollar has healed itself against the euro over the past six ...

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  • How the Strong Dollar and ETF Create Global Woes

    03-10-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States and the currency that drives it is attracting much attention over the financial crisis, and possibly providing a place to stash assets, giving a bit of hope to markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). American investors are ditching foreign ventures and brin...

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  • Watch Out for These ETF Rally Killers

    03-06-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the stock market has proved that there is much recovery time needed until things start operating within normal parameters, the exchange traded fund (ETF) rallies that occur every so can be discouraging when they peter out. There are certain ways that ETF investors can benef...

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  • Currency ETFs: One Area Where There's Always a Bull

    02-23-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who are on the hunt for bull markets might want to turn an eye toward currency exchange traded funds (ETFs). After all, as one currency loses value, another one has to rise against it. Right now, the bull market is centered on the U.S. dollar, says Trang Ho for Inve...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks U.S. Dollar and Silver on Fox Business

    02-19-2009 05:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business on Wednesday morning to discuss the economic stimulus plan and how silver and dollar exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been doing in the current economy. For full disclosure, some of Tom Lydon's clients own shares of SLV.

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  • How Currency ETFs Impact Your Portfolio

    02-05-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) just made it easier for every investor to gain access to this corner of the market, one that is important and should not be forgotten about. Investing in a currency is now cost-efficient and as simple as single stock trading, and the a...

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  • Two Reasons the Dollar ETF Is Holding Its Ground

    01-29-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The all-mighty dollar is still the popular kid on the currency block despite sweeping bailouts, and people are still putting their investments into the dollar and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Fears Didn't Come to Fruition. As the United States goes on printing more mo...

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  • Is It Time to Rethink Your Investment Strategy Using ETFs?

    01-23-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Are you tired of looking at that one stock day after day, willing it to turn in your favor? Well it may just be time to start considering the diverse world of exchange traded funds (ETFs). The old methods of investment have investors overlooking important asset classes and fun...

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  • One 'Big' Sign the U.S. Dollar, ETF Is Gaining Clout

    01-22-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Among global currencies, the U.S. dollar and its related exchange traded fund (ETF) seems to be holding its own. This can be witnessed through the so-called Big-Mac Index. The index is based on the idea of purchasing-power parity, which says currencies should trade at the rate...

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  • What's Giving New Life to the Dollar ETF?

    01-13-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    At least one exchange traded fund (ETF) is making turning our economy's lemons into lemonade. Surprise. Investors are nervous, the markets are lower and earnings season is expected to be anything but celebratory. But the U.S. dollar is surging. The trade deficit improved to a ...

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  • Against Other Currencies, How Does Dollar, ETF, Fare?

    01-06-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the world's economies in disarray, different currencies around the world cannot all be highly favored, but the dollar and its exchange traded fund (ETF) is still considered a safe haven for most investors. It was during 2008 when the global financial crisis intensified an...

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  • The Good and Bad of Weak Dollar for Consumers, ETFs

    12-26-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Until recently, there was strength in the U.S. Dollar Index and the exchange traded fund (ETF) that goes bullish on the index. But there's a long-term price structure overlaying the current price movements. While the dollar enjoyed a bump from 1995 to 2001, the index is actua...

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  • 2 Reasons to Not Count Dollar ETF Out

    12-22-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and gold are dancing to different tunes and the investor will have to decide which market or exchange traded fund (ETF) he or she will choose in a capricious economy. Early last week, the dollar rallied against a 13-year low vs. the yen and a 12-week low vs. the ...

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  • Are Bullish Dollar ETF's Days Numbered?

    12-09-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the dollarhas spent some of this yearrecouping against a basket of major currencies, people are becoming unsure as to the fate of the greenback. Can the rally be sustained in the dollar and its exchange traded funds (ETFs)? How high can it go? In four months, the dollar has...

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  • Dollar ETF Rally Could Be Over

    11-20-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite concerns that an eighth-month rally of the U.S. dollar may be dissipating, mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that make dollar bets continue to perform. In the last two weeks, the PowerShares DB USD Index Bullish (UUP) is up 2.8%. The dollar has had a roller...

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  • Dollar, Yen ETFs On Pace for a Banner Month

    10-31-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The dollar and yen exchange traded funds (ETFs) are gearing up to cap off a banner month, with their strongest one-month gain against the euro ever. Global recession fears are prompting investors to sell off their higher-yielding currencies, benefiting the dollar and yen, repo...

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  • Safe Haven Buying Has Yen ETF Soaring

    10-24-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Japanese yen exchange traded fund (ETF) is soaring to new heights this morning, while the currency backing it is hitting levels not seen in 13 years and producing unheard-of volatility. A worldwide stock selloff has led to investors dumping high-yielding assets and pay bac...

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  • ETF Investors Bullish on Dollar, Yen

    10-21-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bullish dollar exchange traded fund (ETF) has been on a tear in recent months and is one of the few standouts in a sea of red. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish (UUP) is up 14.7% for the last three months, and is up 8.1% year-to-date. The good times might con...

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  • Keeping It Cool With ETFs In These Markets

    10-17-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The best way to keep the emotional-investing habit in check when it comes to exchange traded funds (ETFs) is to have a strategy. Our strategy hinges on the long-term trend line (200-day moving average), which represents the average closing price over a set time period. In less...

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  • As ETFs, Markets Fall, Government Digs In Toolbox

    10-09-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It seems like every day, a new weapon in the fight to save our economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) is unleashed. So far, little seems to impress the markets. Since the $700 billion bailout was approved, things have only gone lower. A fresh interest rate cut didn't help. W...

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  • Rate Cut Doesn't Spur ETFs or Ease Recession Fears

    10-08-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve met this morning to deliver a surprise half-point rate cut, but so far, recession fears still rule over exchange traded funds (ETFs). The cut is part of a coordinated global effort to make rate cuts, reports Glenn Somerville for Reuters. The European Centra...

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  • Malaise in U.S. Spreads to ETFs in Europe, Asia

    10-01-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. economy isn't just affecting every corner of our own country, from our entire financial system, our jobs and our exchange traded funds (ETFs), but other areas of the world are hurting, too. The European Commission has demanded that the United States take responsibilit...

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  • Investors Run In Droves to Gold, ETFs; Dollar Dips

    09-17-2008 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are soaring after the government bailed out American Insurance Group (AIG) and the dollar fell. The largest gold ETF shot up 11.6% along with prices - the biggest one-day gain ever. Investors are fearing more tightening of the credi...

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  • Fed Holds Rates Steady - Where Do ETFs Go From Here?

    09-16-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve kept interest rates the same, leaving many to wonder what the implications are going to be for the broader markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The decision keeps the interbank overnight federal funds rate at 2%, where it has been since April, report M...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks Dollar, Homebuilders ETFs on Fox Business

    09-15-2008 05:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon was on Fox Business earlier today and spoke with anchors David Asman and Liz Claman, as well as fellow guest Jud Pyle. The conversation centered around homebuilders exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the state of the U.S. dollar. Video of Tom's segment appears below:

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  • Global Currencies and ETFs: They All Tie Together

    09-12-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) dealing in currencies have given investors exposure to this area of the market that was previously a challenge to gain access to. Many investors, however, lack familiarity with the mechanics of the currency markets, reports Don Dion for Fidelit...

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  • There Are ETFs You Can Use to Hide From the Bear

    09-11-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets are ugly, and many exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reflecting that. But as we always say, even as some areas are down, there are other areas that are performing well. You just have to take the time to look. Jim Wiandt for Index Universe gets started with some ETFs...

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  • Stronger Dollar Trounces Gold, Silver, Platinum ETFs

    09-09-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The rising value of the U.S. dollar is making precious metal exchange traded funds (ETFs) look a little less appealing. Gold has now slumped to its lowest price in more than a year, following the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, reports Feiwen Rong for Bloo...

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  • Bad News for Global Economy Is Good News for the Dollar, ETFs

    08-26-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The global economy is putting on the brakes, leading to a surge in the dollar and its exchange traded funds (ETFs). The greenback is at a six-month high against the euro on speculation that as the global economy cools off, our currency will heat up, report Ye Xie and Gavin Fin...

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  • Currency ETFs Offer A Way to Capitalize, But Know What You're Getting

    08-21-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There's been a lot of talk lately about the value of the dollar - is it up? Is it down? - which has been sending investors on the hunt for currency exchange traded funds (ETFs). ETFs have made it possible for the average investor to get exposure to the world's currency markets...

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  • U.S. Dollar and ETFs Doing So Well, It Brings Out Cynics

    08-18-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The dollar is regaining its health, as the rally goes on to another day, raising up the commodities markets and all focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). But despite all the recent performance, today the dollar has taken a step back amid suspicion that its recent rally has bee...

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  • Both Sides of Currency ETFs

    08-14-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) have grown extremely popular as investors look for some shelter from the recent whipsaws of the stock market. These ETFs are usually less volatile and show longer, more defined trends than stock indexes. However, it is important to unders...

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  • ETFs Bullish on the Dollar Gain During Global Economic Slowdown

    08-13-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the dollar has been rallying hard against the euro, exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are bullish on the dollar have benefited. The dollar has done this as a U.S. slowdown has spread to other foreign economies. Jack Crooks for MoneyandMarkets explains some of the many fore...

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