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October 06, 2017

7:19 PM

Dollar Index Heading Higher

Dollar bulls have had little reason for optimism in 2017. Despite signs of strength in the US economy, the greenback has seen a steady exodus of buyers in 2017. After closing at a multi-year high of 103.22 on December 28, 2016, the US dollar index (DXY) grinded steadily lower over the first eight months of […]

September 28, 2017

5:53 PM

Political Instability and the Future of EUR/GBP

Is the veneer of European unity beginning to crack as we enter the fourth quarter of 2017? First there were the German elections. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat bloc performed worse than polling suggested, while the far right populist and nationalist party Alternative for Germany exceeded analysts’ estimates. Then there is the situation in Catalonia where […]

September 21, 2017

2:10 PM

Assessing the Next Move for the Swiss Franc

Always a safe haven currency in times of distress, the Swiss franc seems to thrive during periods of global turmoil and uncertainty. One would expect that the tough rhetoric on North Korea from the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly would lead the Swiss franc to catch a bid against the Euro and the […]

September 07, 2017

8:46 PM

How to Position USD/JPY in the Era of a Nuclear North Korea

It is impossible to trade USD/JPY these days without keeping a close eye on developments on the Korean peninsula. The nuclear ambitions of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un have many traders asking what’s in store next for this currency pair. While economic fundamentals, political tensions and intermediate-term technical all bode well for yen strength, there […]