Your Brief 3-step Plan: Building an Expert FX Strategy That Truly Offsets Risk

Your Brief 3-step Plan: Building an Expert FX Strategy That Truly Offsets Risk

A high amount of SMEs with considerable operations in foreign currencies don't protect themselves against FX risk. These companies, many of which record revenues of around $200 million per year, simply don't approach FX management as there is no specialist in-house FX risk manager. Instead, they expose themselves to the whims of the currency market.

Dollar Pays Heavy Price for Equity Sell-Off

Dollar Pays Heavy Price for Equity Sell-Off

The U.S. dollar was lower against most major pairs on Friday. The greenback dropped as investors flocked to safe havens away from the U.S. currency. Trade war concerns and its impact on U.S. companies have triggered a massive sell-off in equities. The U.S. dollar is on the back foot despite strong growth as evidenced by the release of the flash GDP for the third quarter that showed a 3.5 percent gain beating expectations.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 22

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 22

Global equities remain better supported this Monday morning after Chinese stocks surged overnight on senior officials verbal intervention. The ‘mighty’ U.S dollar has eased a tad along with treasuries, while Italian bonds have rallied.

October Alert: Global Tax Laws Adjusting in North America and the Eurozone

October Alert: Global Tax Laws Adjusting in North America and the Eurozone

A raft of new geopolitical events, like, among other things, the U.S. tax law reform, a NAFTA exodus, and a Brexit reboot in Europe, could be a taxation game-changer for companies doing business overseas. That's especially the case as a new year beckons.

Overall, the global corporate tax landscape has changed dramatically in the aftermath of U.S. tax reform passed and signed into law at the end of 2017, and as its enactment creates ripples across the globe, even in late 2018.

U.S. Growth in Q3 to Guide Dollar

U.S. Growth in Q3 to Guide Dollar

The U.S. dollar is mixed on Friday. Investor’s appetite for risk rose and safe haven currencies (JPY and CHF) fell while positive China and Brexit news saw the NZD, EUR, GBP and AUD advance against the USD. The Canadian dollar was dragged down in the last trading day of the week after softer than expected retail sales and inflation data.

U.S. Retail Sales to Support Dollar

U.S. Retail Sales to Support Dollar


The U.S. 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.