Disappointing Unemployment Claims: Green Light to Short Dollar

 |  About: PowerShares DB USD Bear ETF (UDN)
by: Andrew Horowitz

Well, once again we are disappointed with yesterday morning's initial claims report. Is it a surprise anymore that each time the number is released there is a sharp move lower for the futures that quickly rebounds by the time the 9:30 bell rings?

The probability is high that traders will view the weaker than expected numbers as a good sign that a ridiculously easy monetary policy will continue to fund the risk trade. Once we see a weak number, the dollar sells off (green light to short) and the money starts to bid up equities.

Or at least that is how it looks….


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