Fate of commodities is linked to dollar

Recent strength coincides with US currency’s dip from 12-year highs

Short squeeze may be a tailwind for euro

Single currency’s jump has weighed on European stocks

Implied volatility shows sanguine dealers

Risk events such as Fed and BoJ meetings are not worrying markets

Aussie dollar rally likely shortlived

Traders are used to the central bank talking the currency lower

Pace of Fed rate rises will be key

Investors should also watch for signs of stretched valuations

What value is left in buyback strategy?

Large-cap allocation stretched compared with small-cap buybacks

Taking advantage of low summer volatility

Vix has four lowest months of the year from April to July

The two sides of a silver penny from an Anglo Saxon hoard found in December, which went on display at the British Museum this week
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No silver lining for bullion in dollar rise

Normalisation of US monetary policy is crucial in damping demand

It’s early days but inflation may be back

Fed’s hand could be forced and equities hit

Bull case for European equities

A further 40 per cent upside by the end of 2016, according to Citi

Why raw materials are losing the love

Surpluses and markets in contango play a key role

Loonie tunes in to Chinese growth data

Canadian dollar and other commodity currencies sensitive to China

Reasons to expect further yen weakness

Broader dollar uptrend seems to have resumed after short hiatus

Russian rates tempt the carry traders

Concerns about credit and geopolitical risk seen as subservient

Strong outflows may weigh on the euro

Further single currency depreciation is likely, says SocGen

Good Friday shutdown will not be total

Reaction time of 45 minutes after US jobs report is released

Fed policy remains key long-term issue

Oil prices, dollar strength and China’s economy also in focus

Support for oil prices set to fade

Temporary factors that lifted prices in first quarter dwindle

Gold still has its haven cachet

Conditions have been perfect for a bullion bounce

Battered energy set to harm S&P earnings

Keep an eye on profit margins, advise analysts

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