volatility

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Currency volatility around the globe is stabilizing in late 2018, and that's good news for corporate financial officers who've been beset by excessive risk in the currency market during the first nine months of the year.

Geopolitical events and economic strife had steered currency risk upward in the first half of 2018, so a downward trend is welcome news for currency market participants.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years.

Protect your Profits with Cash Flow Visibility & Risk Management

Protect your Profits with Cash Flow Visibility & Risk Management

FX volatility can negatively impact corporate earnings, leave the bottom line of a business in bad shape, and ultimately diminish shareholder value. How can corporates mitigate the problems caused volatility and turn it into opportunity?

NEW SERIES: Managing FX Challenges in the Age of Central Bank Activism

NEW SERIES: Managing FX Challenges in the Age of Central Bank Activism

Our new series looks at how Central Bank policies and regulations could impact popular currencies in coming months—and how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can make sense of it all. 

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.

Payments Perspectives: In Trump’s Victory, A Vote for the Dollar

Payments Perspectives: In Trump’s Victory, A Vote for the Dollar

After a surprise outcome, the prospects for the US dollar are suddenly looking a lot brighter—thanks in part to the new administration’s more protectionist attitudes towards the American economy. For multinational companies with dollar-denominated cash flows, a stronger US currency could change the way payables and receivables are handled. With this in mind, we’ve analyzed how post-election FX issues could affect corporate payments and transfers in the months ahead.

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.

Tech Firms Going Global: How Can Their Finance Teams Best Manage FX Fisk?

Tech Firms Going Global: How Can Their Finance Teams Best Manage FX Fisk?

We turn to the tech sector, in the final part of our blog series looking at the effect of global FX volatility across different industries. From Silicon Valley to India, the tech industry is feeling the FX market volatility.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Wednesday June 29th, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Wednesday June 29th, 2016

The Brexit “bad” seems to be temporarily put on hold as market participants question whether a new financial crisis is about to take a firm global grip. 

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday June 27, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday June 27, 2016

Beginning today, central bankers gather for at a three-day meet in Portugal for “The Future of the International Monetary and Financial Architecture” and should be rather apropos given the financial market fallout after last week’s shock ‘Brexit’ vote.

Why Currency Volatility Presents Turbulent Times for the online Travel Industry

Why Currency Volatility Presents Turbulent Times for the online Travel Industry

When it comes to volatility in the currency markets, companies that operate travel websites face unique challenges as intermediaries between consumers and providers. 

Five things the markets are talking about: Thursday June 16, 2016

Five things the markets are talking about: Thursday June 16, 2016

Yesterday was not a good day for the Fed’s credibility. U.S policy members did what was expected of them, and not hike rates, but their interpretation of “clarity” going forward is considered disappointing.

The cause or the cure: how can finance, accounting and treasury professionals in the pharmaceutical industry manage their FX exposure?

The cause or the cure: how can finance, accounting and treasury professionals in the pharmaceutical industry manage their FX exposure?

The fourth part of this blog series examines how finance professionals in the pharmaceutical industry are managing their FX exposure.

Five things the markets are talking about: Monday June 6, 2016

Five things the markets are talking about: Monday June 6, 2016

The mighty buck has fallen. A Fed hike in June unlikely, but July still alive. Here are the 5 things you should know this week in FX.

Currency Volatility and Manufacturing: Treasury Teams Feeling the Squeeze

Currency Volatility and Manufacturing: Treasury Teams Feeling the Squeeze

Manufacturers are particularly vulnerable to exchange rate fluctuations, thanks to the global nature of the production and distribution process. In the latest installment of an ongoing series looking at FX volatility...