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      Commodity currencies hit as dollar rally gathers pace

      Weaker prices for raw materials are weighing on several so-called commodity currencies, against the backdrop of a...

    2. 12 hours ago

      Dollar rally resumes after spring wobble

      After an extended wobble, the dollar is rallying again. An index tracking the US currency index powered to a 12-year high...

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    1. May 27, 2015

      Dollar’s wild ride could be about to slow

      Of course China wants its renminbi to be a reserve currency. Who wouldn’t want the stability and the immunity to speculative...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Dollar rise hits commodity prices

      Commodity prices felt the impact of a jump in the dollar to a four-week high, with oil, gold and wheat prices leading the...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Rebounding US dollar crucial for central banks

      Many central banks around the world are watching whether the US dollar can regain momentum and help stimulate their slowing...

    4. May 22, 2015

      Dollar gains led by fresh rate expectations

      The dollar made progress on Friday, ending a strong week on a high after stronger than expected inflation data reinforced...

    5. May 14, 2015

      Dollar sinks to 3-month low on rate worries

      The dollar declined to its lowest level since January as investors continued to push back their expectations for when the US...

    6. May 13, 2015

      Chartists look at significant push for S&P

      Those who like to use charts as a guide to future asset performance — and there are just as many who ridicule the idea — may...

    7. May 12, 2015

      Dollar v EM currencies: which will win?

      The dollar (USD) has been a victim of the thinning of crowded trades. Short yields, short euro/long stocks, long dollar was...

    8. May 8, 2015

      Dollar’s correction extends for a third week

      Currency traders cold-shouldered signs of a pick-up in the US economy, underlining that the correction in the dollar bull...

    9. May 6, 2015

      Dollar sell-off takes euro to 10-week high

      The dollar came under sustained pressure across the currency board, taking the euro to a 10-week high against its...

    10. May 5, 2015

      Fate of commodities is linked to dollar

      A month or so ago we highlighted a research note from Barclays that showed how investors were continuing to retreat from...

    11. May 1, 2015

      Dollar rebounds at end of dismal week

      Friday 21:00 BST. The dollar finally enjoyed some respite at the end of a week in which it slid to a two-month low against...

    12. April 30, 2015

      Dollar bulls retreat as growth hopes fade

      Dollar bulls are feeling the after-effects of a bleak US winter, and as they exit their holdings of the reserve currency,...

    13. April 28, 2015

      Central banks choose Pythonesque approach as new tool

      As Michael Palin pointed out in Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition sketch, “our chief weapon is surprise”. That sentiment...

    14. April 26, 2015

      Apple set to be latest to suffer dollar impact

      A surge in the US dollar has already wiped more than $20bn from first quarter sales at the largest US companies, a sum...

    15. April 24, 2015

      Turkish lira sinks to record low

      Market disquiet over political interference plunged Turkey’s lira to a record low against the dollar in the wake of the...

    16. April 24, 2015

      Lowered expectations reward US earnings

      The hope with lowering expectations is that one can be pleasantly surprised. Every quarter, Wall Street analysts and equity...

    17. April 23, 2015

      Unlike the US, European groups have no forex excuse

      Chief executives spend a lot of time trying out variants of “the dog ate my homework”, but the latest US effort rings true...

    18. April 23, 2015

      Foreign borrowers wary of dollar rise

      China offered investors a cautionary tale this week of what can happen when a company borrows heavily in dollars. On Monday,...

    19. April 19, 2015

      Dollar’s rise casts shadow on US earnings

      A surging dollar is expected to hit some of the largest US multinationals this week, as more than a fifth of S&P 500...

    20. April 15, 2015

      Dollar bulls exude patience and wait for sunny data

      Betting on further strength for the US dollar has become a crowded trade in the parlance of traders and such positioning...

    21. April 13, 2015

      Emerging market equities extend winning streak

      Emerging market equities began the week by rallying for an 11th straight day, the longest uninterrupted streak of gains in...

    22. April 13, 2015

      Reasons to expect further yen weakness

      An influential aide to Shinzo Abe on Monday said the yen’s appropriate value to the dollar was Y105. Yet there are a number...

    23. April 13, 2015

      How to invest for renewed dollar strength

      Just as many more people were starting to talk about the impact of the US dollar’s sharp appreciation, the currency reversed...

    24. April 12, 2015

      Hedge funds’ bets on strengthening dollar pay off

      Hedge funds have enjoyed their best quarter relative to US equities in four years as big bets on the rise in the US dollar...

    25. April 12, 2015

      European M&A will test the soaring dollar

      Fred Smith, boss of FedEx of the US, said last week he would pay $4.8bn for Dutch courier TNT Express. That is 30 per cent...

    26. April 9, 2015

      Dollar extends gains on tighter policy hopes

      The US dollar extended its run of gains this week as the currency market focused on expectations for a tightening of US...

    27. April 8, 2015

      Currency wars: is the US the new victim?

      What goes around comes around. In September 2010, Guido Mantega, then Brazil’s finance minister, popularised the term...

    28. April 7, 2015

      Dollar reclaims lost ground after surprise jobs report

      The dollar reclaimed much of the ground lost in the wake of last week’s US employment data on Tuesday, while the bond market...

    29. April 3, 2015

      US profits set for testing time following oil and dollar shift

      Falling oil prices and a surging dollar have led to the largest downgrade of US company profit estimates since the financial...

    30. April 3, 2015

      Dollar hit by US jobs disappointment

      The US dollar tumbled sharply for a second day after the release of dismal US jobs data for March led traders to reassess...

    31. March 31, 2015

      Dollar supremacy in forex market affirmed by IMF report

      The dollar’s supremacy in the foreign exchange market was affirmed by official data on Tuesday, showing an increase among...

    32. March 30, 2015

      Risks of following the crowd on dollar and yuan

      If there is consensus on any single trade these uncertain days, it is that the dollar will continue rising, up 23 per cent...

    33. March 27, 2015

      Emerging markets and how cheapness carries extra risk

      Emerging markets have enjoyed a reprieve. They look cheap. But alas it is still not time to dive in headlong. Alert readers...

    34. March 27, 2015

      Euro rebound fades at $1.10 mark

      The euro slipped back at the end of a week that saw repeated failures to sustain a rise above $1.10 against the dollar, as...

    35. March 26, 2015

      Changing links between dollars and equities outwit algorithms

      Life is getting tougher for the modern market algorithm. There was a time — five years or so after Lehman failed — when the...

    36. March 24, 2015

      US wages will be a critical for Fed

      It’s all about data for the dollar this week as investors continue to plot the outlook for the world’s reserve currency...

    37. March 22, 2015

      Exchange rates: Transatlantic divergence

      Angry protesters surrounded the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt last week, saying its response to the...

    38. March 20, 2015

      Dollar’s direction falters on Fed worries

      Four words in this week’s US Federal Reserve policy statement triggered a remarkable 24-hour rollercoaster for the dollar....

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