Currencies

The U.S. dollar‘s recently-halted bull-run has weighed heavily on company dividends across the world this year, with full-year expectations for payments dramatically cut by Henderson Global Investors on Monday. At its peak in March, the dollar was up 11 percent against a basket of currency year-to-date. However, it has since declined, partly as a result …

Denmark is inching closer to becoming the world’s first cashless country after the country’s government proposed that retailers should be allowed to only accept mobile and plastic payments. This month, the Danish government unveiled a series of initiatives that included plans to eradicate laws that require stores to accept physical cash. If parliament gives the …

The dollar remains on track for its longest weekly losing streak since 2013.

Up until a few weeks ago a firm dollar was a gift to central bankers outside the U.S., with weaker domestic currencies providing a powerful economic boost and aiding monetary policy easing. But with the dollar now in reverse amid weaker U.S. economic data, analysts say central banks in Europe and Japan may have to …

Currency-hedged ETFs were once the hottest trades in town. The question is whether they are set to heat up once again. By granting investors the ability to gain exposure to foreign stocks without the currency risk that tends to be inherent in such trades, these products served as an ideal way to make popular bets …

Despite Friday’s disappointing U.S. jobs numbers, the dollar will continue to rein supreme assuming the Federal Reserve looks on course to raise rates before year-end, analysts say. “We saw this last year, when U.S. first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) disappointed,” DBS senior currency strategist Philip Wee told CNBC. “So, we had corrections in the …

Dollar traders should brace for a big dose of volatility following the release of Friday’s much-anticipated nonfarm payrolls report, analysts warned. Soft data this week have raised concerns about the U.S. economic outlook, and trading volumes thinned by public holidays across the world have set the dollar up for some potentially wild swings, they said. …

The falling price of oil is hitting the Russian ruble hard.

Retailers are trying to gauge what type of impact the strengthening dollar will have on their bottom lines.

Steve Liesman explains the link between the strong dollar and the Federal Reserve’s decision to start hiking interest rates.

If you’ve ever thought about taking that grand European vacation you’ve always dreamed of, now may be a great time. In the last year, the euro has lost nearly a quarter of its value versus the U.S. dollar. The slide in value for the euro zone’s shared currency now puts it at a level we …

As the euro plummets, options traders are trying to find a way to cash in. In a massive trade just before Tuesday’s close, one trader bought 200,000 January 102/94 put spreads on the Guggenheim euro currency ETF (FXE) for $1.96 per share. Since each options contract controls 100 shares, this is a $39 million bet …

The markets were obsessed with a stronger dollar Tuesday. The source of the concern is fairly obvious: the Fed unwinding quantitative easing is a primary catalyst for the rally in the dollar and (to a certain extent) the collapse in commodities. The fear is that stocks could be next. In one sense, the obsession is …

Jackie DeAngelis explains the connection between the strong dollar and oil.

Wall Street walloped as the dollar soars and investors grow concerned about the Federal Reserve’s next move.