Dollar Slides to New Lows

The dollar slid to new lows for the year against most major currencies as investor confidence continues to return. The DB US Dollar Bearish Fund (UDN) is up 15% from the March lows.

Dollar Gives Back Gains

The dollar suffered one its worst weeks in decades as the Fed announced plans to print money at a faster rate. Last Wednesday, the Fed announced a plan to pump an additional $1.15 trillion into the economy through the purchase of long-term Treasury bonds and other actions.

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Case Study: Currency Risk

U.S. investors have fully embraced the idea of diversifying their portfolios with international equities. However, investing outside the border of the U.S. exposes portfolios to currency fluctuations.