|Bid||17.09 x 300|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||18.95 - 18.99|
|52 Week Range||17.22 - 19.00|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.55%|
The political uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration is viewed by ANZ as having pushed the U.S. dollar down "much further than warranted based on fundamentals", with leveraged funds now holding net short positions in the greenback for the first time since May 2016. The weakness in the world's reserve currency comes despite the Federal Reserve hiking rates in June, the possibility of further increases, and the shrinking of the Fed's balance sheet "relatively soon". ANZ's head of Asian research Khoon Goh reckons "sentiment looks to have turned too bearish, in our view".
Swirling controversy about President Trump's conversations with ex-FBI director James Comey sent stocks and interest rates spiraling lower this week. Many of the "Trump trades" that performed so well in the wake of the president's surprising victory on Nov. 8 reversed course, erasing a chunk of their post-election moves.
One of the most prominent consensus calls heading into 2017 was that the U.S. dollar would head higher during the year. Wall Street analysts were nearly unanimous in their expectation that a Donald Trump presidency would spell only good news for the greenback thanks to stronger growth expectations and higher interest rates.