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PowerShares DB USD Bear ETF (UDN)

  • Sep. 15, 2013, 6:20 PM
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  • Aug. 28, 2013, 7:38 AM
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  • Aug. 27, 2013, 7:49 AM
  • Aug. 15, 2013, 4:38 PM
    • Rising rates, the decline in stocks, and escalating violence in Egypt provided no bid for the greenback which fell across the board today.
    • The dollar (UUP -0.7%) lost more than 1% against the Swiss franc (FXF +1%) and nearly 1% vs. the yen (FXY +0.8%) and cable (FXB +0.9%). The euro (FXE +0.7%) gained nearly three quarters of one percent.
    • Typically the first to sell off when markets get a bit panicky, even the loonie (FXC +0.2%) and the aussie (FXA) picked up ground against the U.S. unit.
    • A reason? Maybe the commodity sector (DBC +1%) - it was notably strong with metals, energy, and the grains all higher.
    • Related dollar ETFs: UUPT, UDN, UDNT.
  • Aug. 7, 2013, 12:47 PM
    • Morgan Stanley returns to the bullish dollar camp only a few months after turning bearish on the greenback ahead of its early-summer tumble.
    • "The trend in the dollar is clearly to the upside," says the bank's head of FX strategy, Hans Redeker, who sees the dollar strengthening to $1.26 per euro (FXE) and 107 yen (FXY) by year's end.
    • Redeker says the reasoning for his previous bearish stance was the need for a "pause" in the rampant dollar bullishness of late spring.
    • Dollar ETFs: UUP, UDN. Leveraged dollar ETFs: UUPT, UDNT.
    • Other euro ETFs: ULE, ERO, URR, DRR, EUO.
    • Other yen ETFs: YCL, YCS, JYN.
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  • Jul. 16, 2013, 10:01 AM
    Sentiment towards China (FXI, CAF) continues to worsen, according to the BAML Fund Manager Survey, with 65% seeing the country's economy weakening in the next year. In December 2012, the same percentage saw things getting better. Meanwhile, the appetite for developed-market equities (VTI) continues to grow, with those overweight stocks up 9 points in 2 months to 52%. 83% favor the dollar (UUP) over other currencies, the highest in the history of the survey. 55% are now underweight fixed income (AGG, BND), and average cash holdings are up to 4.6%, the highest in a year. "The Great Rotation is in full force," says Michael Hartnett.
  • Jul. 11, 2013, 4:19 AM
    The dollar (UDN) takes a tumble against a swathe of currencies in the wake of Ben Bernanke's comments that the U.S. economy needs a "highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future." Meanwhile, commodities rip higher. Dollar index -1.15%, EUR-USD +0.4%, GBP-USD +0.45%, USD-JPY -0.45%, AUD-USD +0.6%, USD-CAD -0.8%. Oil (OIL) +0.6%, Gold (GLD) +2.9%, Silver (SLV) +4.4%, Copper +2.9%.
  • Jul. 5, 2013, 9:02 AM
    The dollar adds to strong gains following the better-than-expected NFP print. The greenback was already higher - notably vs. the euro and sterling - following the dovish tilt of the ECB and BOE policy meetings yesterday. It's also solidly back over ¥100, up 1% and buying ¥101.06. UUP +1.5% premarket.
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  • Jun. 24, 2013, 7:26 AM
    The Fed's Friday afternoon attempt to soothe tightening fears and tumbling overseas markets are not generating the usual bid for Treasurys which continue their declines, TLT -0.5% premarket and the 10-year Treasury yield gaining another 5 bps to 2.58%. The 5-year yield (IEI) is up another 6 bps to1.49% - a pretty big number if you believe ZIRP stays in place for another 2 years. The dollar remains, well-bid, UUP +0.3% premarket.
  • Jun. 21, 2013, 4:05 AM
    The U.S. Dollar Index is +0.1% as the greenback mostly continues to add to the gains it enjoyed yesterday following the Fed's QE comments, although not with the same intensity. USD-EUR flat, USD-JPY (FXY) +0.6%, USD-GBP (GBB) +0.1%, USD-AUD -0.3%, USD-CHF +0.1%.
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  • Jun. 20, 2013, 7:13 AM
    The disappearing Australian dollar: The aussie (FXA) slides another 0.8% to a 3-year low of $0.9214. This currency's one-way move since early April - now off 14 handles - may be more impressive than the yen's 2013 dive. The ASX 200 (EWA) takes no comfort, falling 2.1% overnight. The greenback continues higher against all currencies following Bernanke signaling the end of QE. UUP +0.8%, UDN -0.8% premarket. For leverage fans, there's UUPT, UDNT.
  • Jun. 20, 2013, 3:09 AM
    The dollar strengthens across the board following the Ben Bernanke Show yesterday. "Bernanke was more explicit than markets had expected. Rising U.S. yields will spur broad dollar buying. The dollar's direction is now set," says Credit Agricole's Yuji Saito. USD-JPY (FXY) +1.1%, USD-EUR +0.3%, USD-GBP (GBB) +0.3%, USD-AUD +0.6%.
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 2:13 PM
    Bond prices (TLT -0.7%) slip following the more upbeat assessment of the economy from the FOMC. Higher growth and lower unemployment projections spell maybe a quicker schedule for tapering and eventual tightening, but materially lower inflation expectations say the opposite. Stocks give up a bit of ground as well, the S&P 500 (SPY -0.3%). The dollar (UUP +0.3%) pops higher across the board.
  • Jun. 14, 2013, 11:08 AM
    The IMF cuts its 2014 U.S. GDP growth outlook to 2.7% from 3%. The organization cut its 2013 forecast for U.S. growth to 1.7% from 2% in April.
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  • Jun. 6, 2013, 12:28 PM
    Unusual given past patterns, the dollar (UUP -1.7%) is being unloaded across the board and in size along with stocks selling off. The euro (FXE +1.5%), cable (FXB +1.8%), the yen (FXY +3.1%), the aussie (FXA +1.1%), and the loonie (FXC +1.3%) are all sharply higher vs. the greenback. The Dow's now off 86 points.
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UDN Description
The PowerShares DB US Dollar Bearish Fund (Symbol: UDN) is based on the Deutsche Bank Short US Dollar Index (USDX®) Futures Index™ (DB Short USD Futures Index). The Index, which is managed by DB Commodity Services LLC, is a rules-based index composed solely of short USDX® futures contracts. The USDX® futures contract is designed to replicate the performance of being short 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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