U.S. Retail Sales to Support Dollar

U.S. Retail Sales to Support Dollar


The US dollar was higher against major pairs on Friday, but not enough to end up the week on positive territory. A stock market rout took its toll on the greenback and the subsequent rebound in stock prices supported the currency ahead of the weekend.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 15

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 15

Following a weekend of warnings on global economic fragility from G10 finance leaders at an IMF meeting in Bali, has global equities starting this new week on the back foot, with regional bourses in Asia and Europe seeing red, while U.S. equity futures are pointing to deep declines.

For CFOs, These Are the Big Takeaways on New U.S., Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement

For CFOs, These Are the Big Takeaways on New U.S., Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement

With NAFTA on the way out after months of intense negotiations, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement is coming to fruition soon in advance of a country-by-country vote in a few weeks.

In this article, we focus on the key takeaways for CFOs to get up to speed on the economic impacts for consumers and businesses, the major financial points, and geopolitical implications of the new USMCA agreement.

Dollar Slows Down After U.S. Jobs Miss

Dollar Slows Down After U.S. Jobs Miss

The U.S. dollar was mixed Friday. The GBP deserves a special mention as positive Brexit rumors pushed it 0.61 percent higher against the USD. The American currency lost momentum as the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) headline jobs number disappointed with a 130,000 added positions, instead of the forecasted 188,000.

Treasury Insights 2019: Currency Analytics and FX Budgeting

Treasury Insights 2019: Currency Analytics and FX Budgeting

Treasury departments preparing for 2019 can learn from some key lessons by looking back at 2018 currency movements and wider economic developments.

In this article, we focus on six separate focus areas to help your treasury department hit the ground running in 2019 with a value-added foreign exchange and currency analytics strategy in place.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 1

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 1

Canada’s loonie, the Mexican peso, along with North American stock futures have gained overnight after the U.S. and Canada confirmed a deal to save the ‘old’ NAFTA, now named USMCA – United States, Mexico, Canada agreement.

Strong Dollar Awaits Jobs Report to Validate Further Fed Hikes

Strong Dollar Awaits Jobs Report to Validate Further Fed Hikes

The Fed delivered its anticipated third rate hike of 2018 and the final GDP for the second quarter was 4.2 percent. The main event in the next week will be the release of the biggest economic indicator on Friday, October 5 when the U.S. nonfarm payrolls is published. Here’s what you need to know.

Historic CFO Blunders and How to Learn from Them

Historic CFO Blunders and How to Learn from Them

There are mistakes and then there are mistakes. From SMBs to enterprise-sized companies, financial blunders at the executive level can not only damage businesses but destroy a career.

We cover 4 massive CFO mistakes through history and how your company can avoid them.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday September, 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday September, 24

Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S., potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies.

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee will publish a statement followed by a press conference by Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

A rate lift by the U.S. central bank is highly anticipated and has been priced in to the dollar putting more focus on the words of the Fed chief.

No tariffs, now tariffs, what gives?

No tariffs, now tariffs, what gives?

The possibility of a new round on tariffs on Chinese goods is not helping equity markets this morning.

Deflection or negotiation, whatever the reason, markets continue to wait for the counter punch before throwing all in. China is not expected to be a willing dance partner in proposed trade talks later this month if the Trump administration goes ahead with the additional tariffs expected later today.

Argentina Currency Crisis Brings Big Risks to Companies

Argentina Currency Crisis Brings Big Risks to Companies

Between talks of default as Argentina struggles to repay heavy government borrowing, historically high interest rates, and the Argentinian Peso declining 45% against the U.S. dollar, the business risk of working in Argentina is high.

President Mauricio Macri and his pro-business government face an uphill climb in stabilizing the currency and solving its mounting economic problems. Here are the issues that business operating in Argentina need to know.

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions Return as U.S. Tariffs on China Lift Dollar

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions Return as U.S. Tariffs on China Lift Dollar

In this week ahead, we cover mixed expectations on NAFTA, as Canada seems ready to make concessions while the U.S. and Mexico are ready to forge ahead, even if it’s only a bilateral deal. We also analyze European inflation, Chinese tariffs, and gold.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 10

 Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 10

Trade talks, tariffs threats, EM contagion fears and central bank decisions are dominating asset price moves this month. Add geopolitical risks and U.S. impeachment possibilities to the mix and it’s expected that market volatility will remain elevated for some time.