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    1. January 26, 2015

      Dollar rally only just getting started

      Mark Twain famously quipped that whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect....

    2. January 19, 2015

      S&P 500 earnings face dollar headwind

      Sliding metals and crude oil prices are not the only headwind for US corporate profits as the quarterly earnings season...

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    1. January 15, 2015

      New year hangover quietens dollar bulls

      It has been a rocky start to the year for dollar bulls. Investors betting the greenback will go from strength to strength in...

    2. January 14, 2015

      US decoupling is the most crowded trade

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch calls it the most crowded trade in the world: “a single investment thesis [that] has been...

    3. January 9, 2015

      Dollar pares gains amid mixed jobs report

      The dollar gave up some of its gains at the end of a week that saw the US currency hit its highest level in more than nine...

    4. January 9, 2015

      Dollar stays off 10-year peak

      The dollar index was unable to renew a near-10 year high on Friday, as investors parsed one of the most influential economic...

    5. January 8, 2015

      Metals under the cosh on stronger dollar

      The always eagerly anticipated US non-farm payrolls data are set for release on Friday. According to Reuters, analysts...

    6. January 7, 2015

      Currency swings pose challenges for Asian groups

      Viewed from the South Korean port of Ulsan, home to the world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, it is jackpot...

    7. January 5, 2015

      Dollar hits 9-year high on rate rise hopes

      The dollar hit a fresh nine-year high against its trading partners amid ongoing optimism that the world's largest economy...

    8. January 2, 2015

      Dollar surges on Fed rate rise expectations

      The dollar started the year on a strong footing, rising against all other major currencies to hit a fresh nine-year high as...

    9. December 31, 2014

      Dollar surges in 2014 on rate rise hopes

      The dollar rose against all other major currencies in 2014 for the first time since the turn of the century, as investors...

    10. December 29, 2014

      No relief in sight for battered currencies

      Commodity currencies suffered in 2014 as the oil price fell and the US dollar strengthened, yet few are predicting a rebound...

    11. December 22, 2014

      Dollar festive hangover to be shortlived

      Could the run-in to 2015 leave dollar bulls with a hangover after the US currency’s long, hard party duringthe current year?...

    12. December 17, 2014

      Bets against long duration bonds can hurt

      The £18bn Wellcome Trust likes to think long term, and think positive. The world’s second-biggest charitable foundation...

    13. December 17, 2014

      Dollar strength set to resume in 2015

      For all the talk of renewed currency wars, the policy-driven depreciations that have dominated foreign exchange markets...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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