(Bloomberg) -- With the decade-long wait for higher U.S interest rates finally ended, investors are piling into the dollar.

A gauge of the greenback reached the highest in data going back to early 2005 on a closing basis after the Federal Reserve unanimously voted to raise its benchmark for the first time since 2006. The currency surged to an 11-year high against its Canadian counterpart and rallied more than 1% against the Australian dollar and South Africa's rand.

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