Definition of Dollar Bear





What is a "dollar bear"? What is the definition of the term "dollar bear"?

A "dollar bear" is somebody who has a negative outlook for the US dollar.

A "short-term dollar bear" is somebody who believes that the US dollar will underperform over the short-term against other major currencies, while a "long-term dollar bear" is somebody who believes that the US dollar will underperform its peers over the long-term.

Definition of Dollar Bear - IllustrationA "dollar bear" is usually somebody who believes that the US economy will underperform other major economies. The US dollar can weaken relative to other currencies for a large number of reasons, including high deficits, weak economic activity and increasing commodity prices.

The "dollar bear" will look to position themselves in investments that outperform when the US dollar is weak (such as gold).




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