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Household indebtedness at its peak?

We spoke a couple issues back about the dramatic reversal the Canadian dollar has seen against its US namesake over the last couple of months. As was mentioned in this All Eyes are on Canada issue, CAD went from one […]

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Macron and the EUR

Does Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French election signal a turning point for the single currency?   Macron’s decisive victory in the French presidential election yesterday, in which he garnered 66% of the vote, was met with indifference by the […]

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All Eyes are on Canada

Take a guess on the best and worst performers amongst major currencies against the US dollar this year. The answer may surprise you: the Mexican peso is the best performer while the worst is the Canadian dollar. Very much the […]

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Why the French Election matters to markets

The French election has been a key theme at the forefront of investors minds’ over the last few weeks and last night was no exception as we a saw the first-round vote resulting in Front National candidate Marine Le Pen […]

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Theresa May Announces Snap Election for 8th June 2017

The UK Prime Minister surprised the markets this morning by proposing a general election for 8th June, highlighting the need to “secure a strong and stable leadership” which Brexit negotiations can be built upon. Jeremy Corbyn stated that he welcomes […]

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The Volatility Spring

Seldom have there been as many ‘known unknowns’ as we have today. To wit, the US dropping bombs on Syria and what this may mean for stability in the Middle East and therefore oil prices, Brexit causing uncertainty for both […]

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Trump Trade—What’s Next?

A common question asked by our readership is whether the rally we’ve seen in the dollar since early 2016 is beginning to run out of steam, or if the ‘divergence trade’, which has been driving the USD higher since 2014, […]

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Article 50 And GBP – Time To ‘Sell The Fact’?

‘We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens.  If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning […]

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What Next for the Dollar?

The Fed’s decision to raise rates by 25bp last week was not a surprise; expectations for a hike increased to 94% in the week or two prior to the decision (as we referenced in the Big Picture published on 6th […]

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Are the high costs of hedging for euro investors coming to a turning point?

As far as hedging decisions are concerned, the last few months haven’t been particularly easy for euro investors. Implied hedging costs for a currency are defined (partially or totally, depending on the instrument and market conditions) by the carry, (the […]

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