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      Fed caveats flag greater uncertainty

      The Economist magazine explains the trick of opinionated journalism thus: simplify, then exaggerate. The markets have long...

    2. October 24, 2014

      Dollar ends strong week on soft note

      A strong week for the US dollar ended on a softer note as traders looked to a key Federal Reserve policy meeting, while the...

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    1. October 23, 2014

      Volatility tests the nerve of dollar bulls

      Dollar bulls have hit a rocky patch. Buying the US currency has been the favoured trade of currency investors since last...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Oil price slide hits commodity currencies

      The funk over global growth that gripped markets last week sent exchange rates into wild gyrations. But even in the worst of...

    3. October 15, 2014

      Moscow boosts efforts to ease shortage of dollars

      Moscow is stepping up efforts to ease a chronic shortage of dollars that is exacerbating a slide in the rouble and threatens...

    4. October 10, 2014

      Dollar strength starts to cause headaches

      The US dollar is beginning to cast a lengthy shadow across financial markets and the policy outlook at the Federal Reserve....

    5. October 9, 2014

      Gold rallies as US rate talk hits dollar

      Gold rallied on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve highlighted concerns over weak economic growth in the...

    6. October 9, 2014

      Inflation-seekers welcome dollar rally

      “Our currency, your problem” – the quip of a former US Treasury Secretary describing the dollar – has long been a truism for...

    7. October 6, 2014

      Dollar rise puts Brevan Howard back in black

      Hedge funds that bet on the direction of the global economy had one of their best months since the financial crisis, as...

    8. October 3, 2014

      Dollar surges on rate rise expectations

      The dollar was propelled on Friday by stronger than expected growth in US job creation – to a fresh two-year high against...

    9. October 2, 2014

      Unloved US small-caps back in spotlight

      Small company stocks may soon be back in favour. Unloved for much of this year, their cheaper valuations could now persuade...

    10. September 30, 2014

      Even Beijing balks at price to pay for renminbi to become a reserve currency

      For the first time since industrialisation began two centuries ago, the world’s largest economy seems certain to be that of...

    11. September 26, 2014

      Dollar run extends as recovery gains pace

      The dollar extended its run of weekly gains to 11 this week – a feat not achieved in four decades of records compiled by...

    12. September 25, 2014

      Bet on the dollar but beware bad news

      The world’s consensus trade is clear: a bet on a stronger dollar. The logic of buying the greenback is undeniable, too. The...

    13. September 25, 2014

      Rampant dollar – episode III: Stampede

      Another day, another four-year high for the dollar index (DXY). And by mid-session on Thursday it was all starting to look a...

    14. September 24, 2014

      Dollar and stocks can thrive together

      The dollar index’s rise to four-year highs continues to generate much market chatter. The move is important as it signifies...

    15. September 22, 2014

      Watch for Fed comment on dollar strength

      The dollar has started the week on the back foot as sterling strengthens with referendum jitters over, while the euro and...

    16. September 10, 2014

      Dollar’s strength is starting to show

      Markets usually jump on trends like a drunken Texan on a mechanical bull: early on, and early off. The bond rally lasted 10...

    17. September 9, 2014

      Transatlantic splits push dollar higher

      Investors are chasing the US dollar to new highs against a broadening range of currencies, as markets adjust to the...

    18. September 5, 2014

      Dollar rally stalls on weak US jobs data

      The dollar’s rally stalled on Friday after US jobs data failed to meet market expectations. The US added 142,000 jobs in...

    19. September 1, 2014

      Dollar bulls need to hold their horses

      The few Americans who bothered to leave the country for their holidays this summer were rewarded: the dollar finally began...

    20. August 29, 2014

      Trend-setting dollar lifts frustrated bulls

      Dollar bulls have been waiting a long time. A year ago, the near-consensus view of investors was that the greenback was...

    21. August 22, 2014

      Dollar buoyed by early US rate rise talk

      The dollar had much in its support this week, with geopolitics still providing a tense backdrop to currency markets, while...

    22. August 20, 2014

      Dollar jumps on hawkish Fed bets

      The dollar climbed to an 11-month high on Wednesday as investors bet that improving economic data would prompt the US...

    23. August 18, 2014

      Dollar bulls should target yen on Fed hawkishness

      The market faces another week rich with monetary policy resonance. There’s a raft of US housing data, in the middle of which...

    24. August 8, 2014

      Dollar’s recovery stalled by conflicts

      The dollar fell against major currencies after the US commitment to air strikes in Iraq became the latest geopolitical event...

    25. August 1, 2014

      Dollar strengthens to 10-month highs

      The dollar stole the limelight this week, rising to 10-month highs and strengthening against most other currencies. The...

    26. July 30, 2014

      Dollar hits 10-month high on US growth

      The dollar rose to 10-month highs on Wednesday after data showed better than expected US growth in the second quarter. The...

    27. July 29, 2014

      Dollar rises on Fed policy expectations

      The dollar strengthened against a range of currencies on Tuesday as markets readied themselves for the release of...

    28. July 28, 2014

      When volatility knocks: what to watch for

      A few week’s ago we noted how Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Financial Stress Index was at an historically low...

    29. July 21, 2014

      Japan’s retail investors pile into US dollar funds

      Since former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke began to gesture towards an exit from ultra-easy monetary policy last...

    30. July 18, 2014

      Gold moves where dollars fear to trade

      What a grand thing it is to control a global currency. The whole world wants to use your notes, those irredeemable,...

    31. July 16, 2014

      Yellen comments trigger dollar rally

      Janet Yellen gave little sign this week that US policy makers were moving closer to raising interest rates – yet the merest...

    32. July 6, 2014

      France hits out at dollar dominance in international transactions

      France’s political and business establishment has hit out against the hegemony of the dollar in international transactions...

    33. May 30, 2014

      Death of US dollar is greatly exaggerated

      What does not kill the dollar makes it stronger. There have been plenty of obituary notices for the US dollar’s reserve...

    34. May 27, 2014

      Mexico beats Canada in neighbourhood rivalry

      Two countries, both linked to the US economically and geographically. But in a battle between the currencies of Canada and...

    35. May 19, 2014

      Forex traders target timezone arbitrage

      Attention US forex traders, if you want to make money in the euro/dollar (EURUSD) then start the day taking the opposite...

    36. May 6, 2014

      Dollar is squeezed, but what’s that in real money?

      There was much excitement in an otherwise rangebound market yesterday about the dollar’s weakness, which has come in spite...

    37. May 6, 2014

      Wrongfooted by dollar weakness

      The US economy emerges from its winter hibernation. But the dollar index (DXY) this week hit a six-month low as US 10-year...

    38. May 2, 2014

      Dollar swings sharply on US jobs strength

      The dollar swung sharply on Friday after a bumper US jobs number increased expectations of an earlier tightening by the...

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