Will U.S. Dollar Keep Its Momentum in 2019?

The Fed's rate hikes have underpinned the U.S. dollar for nearly two years. Equities, GDP growth and the widening deficit could alter its path in 2019.

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Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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Hedging the U.S. Dollar in 2019

The greenback has had a strong run over the past two years amid multiple rate hikes by the Fed. How will the currency perform in 2019? It could depend on a variety of factors, including the stock market's performance, economic growth and the widening budget deficit. Hedge your portfolio against the uncertainty with futures and options.

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