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

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. March 20, 2015

      Dollar strength dictates Fed’s policy pep

      Forget the idea of US interest rates “lifting off” any time soon — a view long espoused by the bond market is one belatedly...

    24. March 19, 2015

      A superlative performance for dollar bulls

      Markets are prone to hyperbole. This time the superlatives are justified. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s pronouncement...

    25. March 19, 2015

      Stronger dollar sees US trade deficit widen

      A stronger dollar saw the US current account deficit widen in the final three months of last year due to falling exports and...

    26. March 19, 2015

      Yellen battles Draghi in euro-dollar drama

      The dollar’s steep rise against the euro, which overshadowed this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting, had been the big...

    27. March 18, 2015

      Softly-softly message from the Fed

      It was one of the most hotly awaited Federal Reserve meetings since Janet Yellen became Fed chairwoman over a year ago. The...

    28. March 18, 2015

      US Fed frees its hand to raise rates

      The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday freed its hand to raise interest rates but signalled that it would not rush to pull the...

    29. March 18, 2015

      US Federal Reserve: what to watch for from Janet Yellen

      The US Federal Reserve serves up three courses for investors on Wednesday. There is the statement from the Federal Open...

    30. March 17, 2015

      The bet on a stronger dollar is all-encompassing

      Patience, wrote Ambrose Bierce in The Devil’s Dictionary, is “a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue”. On Wednesday,...

    31. March 17, 2015

      Dollar rally needs US growth underpin

      The dollar is on a tear, stirring memories among veteran currency strategists of great dollar bull runs of the past. Not...

    32. March 16, 2015

      Sterling bounce offers temporary reprieve

      Sterling recovered some of the ground lost against the dollar ahead of Wednesday’s annual Budget statement, but sentiment in...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Gold havens hit by dollar ascendancy

      Gold bugs are wary of a strong dollar, and with good reason. In the early 1980s, gold fell 60 per cent from a peak of $850...

    34. March 13, 2015

      Strong dollar pushes euro nearer parity

      Dollar strength helped push the euro further towards parity and drove sterling towards five-year lows ahead of next week’s...

    35. March 13, 2015

      The dollar almighty will create risks

      The US dollar is almighty. It is as strong as it’s been, against major trading partners, since the run-up to the invasion of...

    36. March 12, 2015

      Dollar landmark level triggers profit-taking

      The dollar’s relentless rise against most other currencies paused on Thursday, but not before it reached a key psychological...

    37. March 12, 2015

      Dollar strength weighs on Fed rate-setters

      When Federal Reserve policy makers gather next week, they are likely to have warnings about the resurgent dollar ringing in...

    38. March 11, 2015

      Eastern Europe feels dollar heat

      Poland, the Czech Republic and its near neighbours suffered dual currency headwinds brought on by the strength of the dollar...

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