Tag Archives | UUP

Death Cross for the Dollar?

When the 50 day moving average price of a stock moves below the 200 day moving average, technical analysts declare a “death cross” with the implication of future lower prices. Turns out that the PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (UUP) is near the death cross according to John Spence.  The last death cross occurred […]

Liquidity and ETF Investing

When it comes to liquidity, not all ETFs are created equal. So says the WSJ‘s Eleanor Laise in the article Liquidity Problems Can Be Costly for ETF Investors.  Laise writes that high yield bond, commodity, and specialty ETFs can be especially problematic when it comes to the difference between buying and selling prices or the […]

Dollar Bull ETF Runs Out of Shares

Strong demand for an ETF that provides investors with bullish exposure to the dollar caused the fund to hit its authorized share limit according to the WSJ‘s Matt Phillips. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) became popular after the dollar slide reversed course earlier this month and investors scrambled for products that […]

How to Play China and a Weak Dollar with ETFs

Forbes columnist Jim Lowell takes a look at the investment implications of a strong China and a weak dollar in his column Riding China’s Wake. Lowell recommends taking a position in the commodities that feed China’s growth machine through the PowerShares DB Commodity Index (DBC). DBC tracks an index that is rules-based and composed of […]

Time to Pounce on Bargains?

In the article ETF Advisers: One Day Is Not A Trend, Investors Business Daily‘s Trang Ho talks to technical analysts and money managers to get their views on where the market goes from here. The consensus seems to be that as long as we have volatility that generates 10% swings in a day, we’re still […]

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