Volatility

Central Banks in Spotlight as Trump Readies Fed Chair Announcement

Central Banks in Spotlight as Trump Readies Fed Chair Announcement

Despite a calm Monday so far, it won't last long with the rest of the week packed full of major economic and political events that should ensure markets remain quite volatile.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Rate Hike Boost

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Rate Hike Boost

Political risk drags the US dollar down despite the U.S. Federal Reserve hiking interest rates by 25 points. See why investors are skeptical about Washington right now.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 9, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 9, 2017

With currency manipulation trending strongly on Trump’s twitter rants, tomorrow’s high profile Abe-Trump summit will be closely scrutinized.  Japanese Prime Minister Abe has signaled he is prepared to discuss the currency issues at G20 and will try and convince POTUS to do the same.

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.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 2, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 2, 2017

For anyone looking for significant clues to the future of Fed policy, yesterday’s FOMC statement was a real letdown. The announcement mostly reflects U.S policy makers’ caution in a time of political upheaval. Nevertheless, the Fed indicated that they remain on track to gradually raise short-term interest rates this year.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 30, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 30, 2017

It’s not campaign rhetoric any more – capital markets are facing heightened geopolitical and trade risks after U.S President Trump’s executed an executive order last Friday to halt the immigration process from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Covering the Spread: New Life for Peso Under Trump’s NAFTA?

Covering the Spread: New Life for Peso Under Trump’s NAFTA?

After pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump has signaled his desire to renegotiate US participation in the longstanding North American Free Trade Agreement. This only adds to near-term uncertainty for the Mexican Peso. What does this mean for companies with cash flows exposed to the peso?

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles After Soft GDP and Trump Negotiation Skills

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles After Soft GDP and Trump Negotiation Skills

The dollar is weaker after the Trump administration remained more focused on anti-trade policies than the fiscal stimulus and infrastructure spending that lifted inflation expectations in the U.S. The first 100 days of Trump’ administration will be crucial.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 23, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 23, 2017

The ‘mighty’ U.S. dollar remains under pressure across the board since Trump’s inauguration speech on Friday still did not provide investors with clarity on his tax reform and fiscal spending plans – the speech reiterated protectionism, a word that global investors fear.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 12, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 12, 2017

U.S dollar bulls should be preparing for many more Trump disappointments. Yesterday’s was the first, but certainly not the last. In his first press briefing as U.S. president-elect, Trump presided over a wide-ranging session that touched on many topics, but with little substance.

A look back at 2016: The Payments Perspective

A look back at 2016: The Payments Perspective

In the final part of our Payments Perspectives blog series, we take a look back at how corporate treasury specialists coped during an eventful Q4, and what they should prepare for in the face of another volatile year.

Payments Perspectives: Volatility Weighing on Mexico’s Peso

Payments Perspectives: Volatility Weighing on Mexico’s Peso

In the weeks after the U.S. election, Mexico’s peso took a hit over uncertainty about the country’s relationship with key trade partners--especially its northern neighbor. This could be a good time for financial professionals at multinationals exposed to the peso to assess exchange rate risk as it relates to payments and transfer activity. We examine the currency’s recent volatility and offers suggestions to better manage payments in the face of these uncertainties.

Volatility Guide To International Payments and FX Risk Management

Volatility Guide To International Payments and FX Risk Management

This report will cover how to manage FX risks that come with international payments as well as best practices for choosing the right FX payment provider for your company.

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.

In the eye of the storm: Managing payments for a volatility-bound Euro

In the eye of the storm: Managing payments for a volatility-bound Euro

In the shadow of Brexit and the US election, the Euro has been a beacon of stability. But, with geopolitical unrest and QE from the ECB potentially triggering a turbulent patch for the currency, we examine how multinational companies can manage their payments in the face of this uncertainty.