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Short Note Ahead of the Weekend

September 15, 2017
(Sporadic updates continue as the first of two-week business trip winds down)
North Korea missile launch failed to have much impact in the capital markets.  The missile apparently flew the furthest yet, demonstrating its ability to hit Guam. However, there was not an immediate response from the US.  South Korea said it had simultaneously conducted…
Short Note Ahead of the Weekend Short Note Ahead of the Weekend Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 15, 2017 Rating: 5
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Greenback Mixed, North Korea and PMIs in Focus

September 05, 2017
Reports suggesting that North Korea is moving an ICBM missile toward launch pad in the western part of the country at night to minimize detection, while South Korea is escalating its military preparedness and the US seeks new sanctions, keep investors on edge.   Risk assets are mixed.  Gold is slightly lower.   While the yen is stronger, the Swiss…
Greenback Mixed, North Korea and PMIs in Focus Greenback Mixed, North Korea and PMIs in Focus Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 05, 2017 Rating: 5
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North Korea's H-Bomb Rattles Monday's Markets

September 04, 2017
North Korea's apparent test of a hydrogen bomb spurred a quick and fairly predictable response by investors, given that the US market was closed for the Labor Day holiday. The funding currencies, like the yen and Swiss franc, were bought back, gold rallied, and equities were sold.  
While playing up the fact that all options, including a milita…
North Korea's H-Bomb Rattles Monday's Markets North Korea's H-Bomb Rattles Monday's Markets Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 04, 2017 Rating: 5
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Dollar Losses Accelerate After North Korea Sends Missile over Japan

August 29, 2017
A brief period of quiet, which some may have confused with a change in posture, North Korea followed up the weekend's test of three ballistic missiles with what appears to have been an intermediate missile that flew over Japan.  South Korea responded with its own symbolic display of force by dropping bombs by the DMZ. 
In recent notes, we have…
Dollar Losses Accelerate After North Korea Sends Missile over Japan Dollar Losses Accelerate After North Korea Sends Missile over Japan Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 29, 2017 Rating: 5
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Greenback Firmer in Becalmed Markets

August 24, 2017
The US dollar is enjoying a firmer tone in quiet.  Sterling is stabilizing after grinding down to its lowest level since late June.  The Mexican peso, which had dropped in thin trading in Asia and Europe yesterday following Trump's threat to exit NAFTA and force Congress to fund the Wall or face a government shutdown recovered fully and is now…
Greenback Firmer in Becalmed Markets Greenback Firmer in Becalmed Markets Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 24, 2017 Rating: 5
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