Bloomberg: Dollar Optimism Soars to 18-Month High

March 10 (Bloomberg) — Investors are the most bullish on the dollar since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. on speculation the U.S. economy will expand at a faster pace than in Europe and Japan, a survey of Bloomberg users showed.

The world’s reserve currency will rise over the next six months, according to respondents in the Bloomberg Professional Global Confidence Index. Sentiment toward the U.S. economy rose among the 1,612 participants in the survey, even as the outlook for global growth fell for a second consecutive month.

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