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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, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc, closed higher […]

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 raise the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between […]

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 of Wednesday’s Fed meeting. However, market participants are displaying some mixed emotions […]

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. That makes UUP one of the best-performing currency exchange traded funds this […]

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 tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, […]

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 and much of that move is attributable to speculation that […]

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 (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a […]

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 WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) are up 4.5% and 2.6%, […]

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 the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including […]

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 about 0.83% while the Germany Bund 2-year yield is minus 0.32%. The interest rate differential in […]

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 under management. Plenty of market participants and pundits have an […]

Say what you want about Bill Gross. He’s arrogant. He’s petty. He didn’t 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 rush to discredit Gross has its […]

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 and dollar exchange traded funds, it is all […]

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 expected–toward its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation,” the Fed said in a […]

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. Dollar Index’s tracking ETF’s upside may have more to come. UUP […]

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 the currency implications. While the Fed has not pulled the trigger on a […]

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 CNBC. Only the West had a positive Consumer Price Index […]

Without an immediate Federal Reserve monetary policy change, the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded fund have been drifting 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. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian […]

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 about the Fed and the central bank’s next move on interest rates. […]

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 dollar resuming its uptrend, which of course would be good news for the aforementioned […]

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 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) had already forfeited close to half of its value […]

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 four chance that the Federal Open […]

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 ETF with $1.3 billion in assets under management, dipped 2.2% while the actively […]

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%, CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) gained 2.7% and CurrencyShares Swiss […]

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 a blow as traders reassess the Federal Reserve’s timeline for raising […]

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 7-10 Year Treasury Bond (IEF) and intermediate-to-long duration municipal […]

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 (NYSEArca: UUP) has gained 4.2% since the June 18 low and is now trading at […]

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 basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish […]

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 tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, […]

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 against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British […]