PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish (UUP) traded near $22.25 per share at the beginning of September, 2012. One year later, UUP trades near the same share price. In other words, over the course of the last 12 months, the U.S. dollar has not changed much against a basket of world currencies.
Why is the dollar’s ability [...] [...more]
Japanese stocks have been perennial underachievers. So when I suggested on December 20 that investors might benefit from WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ), I was asking certain readers to challenge conventional wisdom. (See “A Foreign Stock ETF For A Rapidly Declining Currency.”)
My thought process on the matter was relatively straight-forward. The incoming prime minister of [...] [...more]
ETF enthusiasts can make profitable investing decisions based upon government/central bank currency manipulation. For example, a little more than a month ago, I¬†wrote “A Foreign Stock ETF for a Rapidly Declining Currency.” In the article, I discussed Shinzo Abe’s determination to devalue the yen substantially through aggressive monetary intervention so that Japan‚Äôs exports would be [...] [...more]
The motion picture, “Contagion,” tracks the movement of a lethal¬†virus that kills millions in a matter of days. Will the worldwide community come up with a cure? Or will the¬†pandemic¬†spread, annihilating every creature¬†in its path?
I don’t know the answer… I haven’t seen the movie. In fact, I don’t even plan to see the¬†film because I [...] [...more]
Oil has been¬†stealing the mainstream media headlines. And quite frankly,¬†the Libya-inspired surge in¬†crude should be the lead story.
However, there’s a far more intriguing “back-pager” that investors need to know about. The Swiss franc hit an all-time high against the U.S. dollar on Thursday. Note: You may want to look at the trend for¬†Currency Shares Swiss [...] [...more]