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    1. December 17, 2014

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      Dollar strength set to resume in 2015

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    1. December 12, 2014

      Dollar strength abates as investors flee risk

      The dollar gave up some of its gains during the week after hitting its strongest level in eight years the previous Friday...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Strong dollar hits US corporate profits

      A strengthening dollar is proving a costly headache to companies across the US and Europe. The rising greenback shaved $8bn...

    3. December 10, 2014

      The double whammy in dollar’s growth story

      First Greece, then oil. Markets are finding the going slippery this week, sliding again on Wednesday as energy stocks...

    4. December 9, 2014

      US dollar gives up gains on profit-taking

      The US dollar fell against other major currencies as investors took profits amid risk aversion and the yen strengthened from...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Oil and dollar hammer emerging markets

      Emerging market currencies fell to a 14-year low against the dollar on Monday, hammered by investor appetite for the US...

    6. December 7, 2014

      Bank for International Settlements sounds alarm over dollar

      Global financial policy makers have sounded the alarm about the impact of a resurgent US dollar on emerging markets, where...

    7. December 5, 2014

      US dollar bolstered by forecast-beating jobs growth data

      The dollar was boosted on Friday by rising confidence in the US recovery following forecast-beating jobs growth. Non-farm...

    8. December 3, 2014

      Dollar rally gains fresh energy from weaker oil

      The dollar’s rally stalled in November, but is gaining fresh fuel as investors calculate that a lower oil price will boost...

    9. November 26, 2014

      Dangers of the dollar-bull consensus

      Predictions of exchange rates are notoriously unreliable. So much so that when analysts at BNP Paribas compared consensus...

    10. November 17, 2014

      Dollar dips on waning price growth

      There is some head scratching among forex traders about why the dollar relapsed at the end of last week and beginning of...

    11. November 17, 2014

      Don’t fear the dollar’s ‘orderly rise’

      There are a lot of crowded trades in world markets today, but the most crowded of all is probably a bet on the dollar. The...

    12. November 11, 2014

      Dollar optimism may be overstretched

      Another cyclical low for the yen has helped the dollar index move back towards four-year highs. But there is chatter among...

    13. November 7, 2014

      Central bank divergence drives dollar rally

      Dollar bulls enjoyed another strong week as central bank policy outside the US continued to drift away from that of the...

    14. November 6, 2014

      Fed has built a thorny central bank divide

      Top Federal Reserve officials were careful to be seen to be understanding of the plight of lesser central banks during the...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Question is how far a distance can the dollar travel?

      Judged by the movement of the dollar, currency markets have long liked the pro-pollution and anti-regulation platform that...

    16. November 5, 2014

      Dollar needs export revival to power rally

      The prospect of Washington becoming less politically gridlocked after the midterm elections has cheered the dollar and been...

    17. November 3, 2014

      Resurgent dollar set for sustained rally

      Fears over global growth and uncertainty over US monetary policy left a rally in the dollar fizzling throughout October....

    18. November 3, 2014

      Top 10 tips for FX traders

      The rules you need to know: 1. Do not do it. At first glance, FX trading may look like a zero sum game, meaning the losses...

    19. October 30, 2014

      Fed caveats flag greater uncertainty

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

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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