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The US dollar gained on most of the major foreign currencies last week, but the overall tone, leaving aside the yen, was largely consolidative in nature. The greenback was soft in the first half of ...
The dollar is little changed on the day against the majors. The euro is trading at $1.2650 and the pound at $1.6050. The dollar is just above the ¥108.0 against the yen. There was also little ...
Last week's drama was not the beginning of something as the pessimists and cynics would have it. Our inclination that it was the end of something--that the pendulum had swung unreasonably far ...
The targeted long-term repo operations had not even been launched when the ECB announced its intention to buy asset-backed securities and covered bonds. It then began to buy covered bonds before the ...
The drop in US bond yields is perhaps the biggest surprise for investors this year.  The gradual decline in Federal Reserve buying, faster growth and the prospects for a rate hike in 2015 were ...
This Great Graphic shows the GDP of several major economies measured in US Dollars.  It was posted in the Wilson Quarterly, and draws from World Bank data.  The US economy is on a parallel but ...
Emerging market assets have started off the week mixed, with few clear signals to follow. The major currencies also appear directionless at the moment, though eurozone flash PMIs on Thursday could ...
This Great Graphic was posted in the Financial Times at the end of last week.  It based on EPFR flow data that Bank of America Merrill Lynch distributed.  It shows a record $5.7 bln outflow from ...
The prospects that the Federal Reserve would begin slowing its purchases sparked a market meltdown in 2013. The "taper tantrum", as it was dubbed, destabilized the capital markets. Now it is as if the...
After wild swings at midweek (October 15), the U.S. dollar spent the last two sessions of the week consolidating. While we expect the Federal Reserve will not be distracted by the recent market ...