PowerShares DB USD Bull ETF (UUP) - NYSEARCA
  • Jun. 10, 2012, 7:47 AM
    "These charts have the look of an accident waiting to happen," says Bianco Research, eying both large and small speculators gathered on one side of the boat on the euro. Long dollar and short not just euros, but aussies and loonies too, may make great sense, but it's clearly a "crowded trade."
    | Jun. 10, 2012, 7:47 AM | 8 Comments
  • Jun. 7, 2012, 10:20 AM
    Stocks give back some gains as Bernanke thus far indicates no imminent additional easing measures. S&P 500 +0.4% after being up more than 1%. The dollar retakes some ground, the euro now red on the session and the aussie giving back its big post-PBOC gains.
    | Jun. 7, 2012, 10:20 AM
  • May 31, 2012, 1:24 PM

    Interesting ETF fund flows this week shows money both following the trend (Dollar bull UUP gains 4.26% AUM) and fading it (Materials XLB gaining 4.49%). The 1-3 month T-bill fund (BIL) proves a place to hide, gaining 4.93% in AUM. A big loser of assets (4.67%) is a real estate ETF (IYR).

    | May 31, 2012, 1:24 PM
  • May 29, 2012, 3:01 PM
    How strong has the dollar rally been in May? The Bullish Dollar ETF (UUP) has had just 3 down days this month, notes John Spence. The move up has pushed the greenback to the verge of a technical breakout, writes Andrew Nyquist, suggesting we're near the end of a multi-year bottoming period for the currency. Commodity investors, take note.
    | May 29, 2012, 3:01 PM | 5 Comments
  • May 29, 2012, 7:57 AM
    The dollar is officially scarce again, having risen against all 16 of its major peers since late July, putting the dollar index 12% higher than it was when the Fed launched QE in late 2008. New investment guidelines and regulations since the financial crisis leave dollar-denominated securities as one of the few options left as still super-safe.
    | May 29, 2012, 7:57 AM | 13 Comments
  • May 24, 2012, 8:34 AM
    How about a show of hands on who thinks the euro is headed lower, asked Goldman's Jim O'Neill at a January hedge fund conference, when the currency was about $1.26. Nearly every hand in the room shot up. Six weeks later, the euro was buying $1.35. "If Europe says something good," writes Upsidetrader, look for a big reversal in the euro, the dollar, and stocks.
    | May 24, 2012, 8:34 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 16, 2012, 12:53 PM
    The dollar index looks set for its 11th consecutive day of gains thanks to jittery financial markets, but finds itself bumping into heavy overhead resistance, says John Spence. UUP +3.2% in May.
    | May 16, 2012, 12:53 PM
  • May 4, 2012, 7:59 AM

    Crude oil continues its big late-week slide, -1.6% to $100.90/barrel. The price stood at $106.30 less than 72 hours ago. The steep decline coincides with a strong move higher in the greenback. Coincidence?

    | May 4, 2012, 7:59 AM
  • Apr. 30, 2012, 10:45 AM
    The dollar dips below ¥80 for the first time in 2 months as one of 2012's favorite shorts - the yen - burns a few bears. After falling more 10% in a straight line in February and early March, the yen has recouped much of the loss due to: 1) the BOJ again being too timid with easing, or 2) a leading indicator of renewed global financial stress. FXY +0.6%.
    | Apr. 30, 2012, 10:45 AM
  • Apr. 27, 2012, 7:16 AM
    Sterling hits its highest level vs. the greenback since September and the highest vs. the euro since June 2010. The meme in the currency markets has the BoE marginally more hawkish than the Fed, thanks to uber-dove Adam Posen ending his call for more QE. The U.K. economy, however, remains stagnant to down. Part of this equation isn't adding up. FXB +4.1% YTD.
    | Apr. 27, 2012, 7:16 AM
  • Apr. 25, 2012, 4:00 PM

    Sterling roars back from an early slide following news the U.K. economy reentered recession in Q1, now +0.2% for the day. The pound has had a big 2012, rallying hard against the greenback and lately against the euro as well. Pawel Morski notes the U.K. economy has performed worse post-2008 than it did post-Great Depression. Is sterling set for a fall?

    | Apr. 25, 2012, 4:00 PM
  • Apr. 20, 2012, 11:30 AM

    Richard Woolnough adds to last week's thoughts from a colleague that the BoE could just cancel the gilts it holds to improve the U.K.'s finances. What the 2 are describing is the alchemy of fiat money - allowing governments to issue debt denominated in the currency which their (supposedly) independent central banks can print. It works swimmingly, until it doesn't.

    | Apr. 20, 2012, 11:30 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 17, 2012, 10:05 AM
    Among 4 trends in central banking looked at by Kate Mackenzie is a move towards nominal GDP targeting (and away from inflation targeting). The RBI took the baton last night, focusing on slowing GDP and cutting rates even as inflation remains high. The Fed and the BOE have shown their inclination towards this line of thinking as well.
    | Apr. 17, 2012, 10:05 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 6, 2012, 9:06 AM
    The greenback slides vs. the yen, euro, and sterling following the weak payroll report, but rises against the aussie and the loonie. The big move comes against the yen, dollar/yen falling 1.1% to ¥81.50.
    | Apr. 6, 2012, 9:06 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 3, 2012, 2:11 PM
    The dollar spikes higher following the FOMC minutes which offered little hope of additional imminent ease by the Fed. Euro -0.3% at $1.3281, aussie -0.9% at $1.0322, Dollar/yen +0.7% at ¥82.61. UUP +0.5%.
    | Apr. 3, 2012, 2:11 PM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 3, 2012, 12:39 PM
    Central bank holdings of dollars increased 1.4% Q/Q and 9.9% Y/Y at the end of 2011, according to the latest IMF data. In contrast, central banks cut their holdings of euros by 1.5% during Q4, though still recording a Y/Y bump of 5.3%. (full table, .pdf)
    | Apr. 3, 2012, 12:39 PM
UUP Description
The PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (Symbol: UUP) is based on the Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar Index (USDX®) Futures Index™ (DB Long USD Futures Index). The Index, which is managed by DB Commodity Services LLC, is a rules-based index composed solely of long USDX® futures contracts. The USDX® futures contract is designed to replicate the performance of being long the US Dollar against the following currencies: Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swedish Krona and Swiss Franc. You cannot invest directly in an index. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.
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