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The Week Ahead: Dollar Mixed Awaiting Fed Policy Meeting

The Week Ahead: Dollar Mixed Awaiting Fed Policy Meeting

The US dollar managed to end the week on a positive note despite North Korea’s missile launch, low retail sales, and flat US inflation data. In your week ahead we cover probabilities of a US rate hike, inflation in Japan, and tax reform.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 14

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 14

Last week's geopolitical worries sent investors scampering for safe havens. Now, the dollar gains seem capped by the tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubts that the Fed will hike interest rates again this year.

Dollar Direction to be dictated by Climate

Dollar Direction to be dictated by Climate

A decision by US President Trump on whether the U.S will remain in the Paris agreement has markets and investors on edge. Trump will announce his decision on the agreement today at 3:00 pm EST.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 27

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 27

It’s a nervy time for investors.  There are many factors that should be supporting riskier assets – improving economic outlooks in the U.S, Europe and China, including raising short term interest rates and continued bond buying.

Frenemies: How Firms Can Navigate The New US-Russia Relationship

Frenemies: How Firms Can Navigate The New US-Russia Relationship

With Trump in the White House, the traditional US-Russia relationship is under the spotlight. Here’s how a new found-relationship between the two powerhouses will affect companies exposed to the dollar/ruble spread. 

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

As Trump gets a taste for bilateral trade with the U.K., we explore how corporates can gain from spikes in sterling against the dollar, while minimizing inevitable falls as Brexit negotiations bite.

Pistols at dawn: Managing transactions on the brink of a US vs China trade war

Pistols at dawn: Managing transactions on the brink of a US vs China trade war

China and America currently stand face-to-face; two economic gunslingers hands hovering over their triggers, waiting for the other to act. And whether or not either will draw for their guns boils down to one man – President-elect Trump.

Market Events to Watch This Week: Monday July 11, 2016

Market Events to Watch This Week: Monday July 11, 2016

Given the political uncertainty as the U.K. looks for its next leader, the central bank is expected to wait, but given the urgency of the situation there is also a probability of a rate cut sooner rather than later.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Friday July 8

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Friday July 8

Today’s June jobs report (expected +180k, +4.8% unemployment rate) could either suggest last month’s weak jobs number was an outlier print, or confirm a pattern of employment growth losing momentum.