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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 […]

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-UBS Commodity Index Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: DJP) fell 2.3% and iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust […]

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 Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) returned 3.0%. After the recent surge, the […]

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

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 Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the U.S. dollar movements against the euro, Japanese yen, […]

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, enough to give some investors pause about how much more […]

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 Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the […]

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 average of 6.6% this year. Although the dollar and those ETFs faltered in […]

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 Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index tracking […]

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 U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) both dipped about 0.4% Thursday after back-to-back daily […]

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 foreign currencies due to deflation of the global credit bubble, reports Dimitra DeFotis for […]

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 Monday’s session, just seven exchange traded funds have made new 52-week […]

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 world’s largest ETF backed by physical holdings of gold, down 2.7% and broad equities markets off over 1% Friday, gold miners are feeling the pain […]

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: UUP). “On Monday, calls, usually used to place […]

Invesco’s (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 of in 11 ETFs, including the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund […]

Invesco’s (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 tracking ETF. “During the suspension, Invesco believes that Authorized Participants and other groups […]

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 world’s largest ETF backed by physical holdings of gold, was saddled with a February loss of 5.8%. The iShares Gold […]

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. I focused on the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP). As global central banks enact loose monetary policies to depreciate their local currencies, the U.S. dollar […]

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 Staples Portfolio (NasdaqGM: PSCC) and PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio (NasdaqGM: PSCD) cover the consumer […]

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 the full interview. To view past video interviews, visit […]

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. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish […]

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 of the S&P 500 index, has increased 11.5% over the past year but is down […]

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 currencies, ETF investors can capture the movement through the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index […]