Angela Moore for Reuters says that some shop owners have decided that "money is money" and they’ll do the exchanging themselves. Since the U.S. dollar has weakened, European tourists have been pouring into New York with money to burn.
There are towns along the Canadian border that will accept Canadian currency and some places along the Texas-Mexico border accept pesos. Until now, though, the acceptance of foreign currency in Manhattan was unheard of.
If, like shop owners in New York, you’re feeling bearish on the dollar, you can hedge it with the CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE), CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust (FXC) and CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB), among others.
The dollar vs. the euro:
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