“Looking ahead to the rest of the year, seasonal patterns are aligning for a potentially robust year-end rally,” Yale A. Hirsch, CEO of Hirsch Holdings and editor of the “Stock Trader’s Almanac” newsletter wrote in a client note. “There has not been a down Dow Jones Industrial Average pre-election year since 1939. Historically, a down August followed by a down September has preceded sizable fourth-quarter gains.”
Hirsch added: “Market sentiment is no longer excessively bullish while fundamentals are mixed just enough to support a fourth-quarter rally as expectations for an improving economy in 2016 likely begin to gain traction.”
In hopes of bringing you the best long-term investment idea, I asked a panel of investment strategists to share the one ETF they believe investors should buy and hold for the next decade.
…PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEARCA:UUP)
By Kevin Mahn
Rising U.S. interest rates, in the face of lower global interest rates, should equate to a further strengthening of the U.S. Dollar. This strengthening will slow if and when other international economic recoveries begin to stabilize, leading those particular countries to refrain from additions stimuli measures and allowing them to begin to consider raising their own interest rates . I do not, however, foresee that happening in the near term which makes a relatively small bullish U.S. Dollar allocation worthy of consideration.
The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund and the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEARCA:USDU). Both of the ETFs attempt to track a basket of foreign currencies against the U.S. Dollar, with USDU currently including several emerging market currencies that UUP does not.
Kevin Mahn is president and chief investment officer at Hennion & Walsh Asset Management in Parsippany, N.J. with $148 million under management.
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