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, while the Australian dollar surged to its highest point since it was floated in 1983, reports The Wall Street Journal. The moves have also pushed the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish (NYSEArca: UUP) close to an all-time low.
What’s the big worry? The prospect of further quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve threatens to weaken the dollar further, putting traders in a firmly anti-dollar position.
- CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust (NYSEArca: FXC)
- CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (NYSEArca: FXA)
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