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 weaken as the Federal Reserve pumps large amounts of money into the economy in an effort to salvage it.
- U.S. authorities have pledged a whopping $12.8 trillion to help fight the recession. PIMCO says that the dollar will drop the most against emerging-market counterparts.
- Garfield Reynolds and Wes Goodman for Bloomberg report that PIMCO feels the greenback is losing its status as the world’s reserve currency.
- The dollar as a percentage of global central banks’ foreign reserves increased to 65% in the first three months of the year, proof that the greenback’s status is faltering.
- The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. dollar against other currencies touched 78.823 today, the lowest this week, and is down 12% from March’s high.
- PowerShares DB US Dollar Dollar Index Bullish (UUP): down 5.3% year-to-date
- PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish (UDN): up 4.4% year-to-date
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