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Without Yield Support, the Dollar Wilts

June 09, 2021
Overview: Falling US yields weigh on the US dollar.  The 10-year Treasury yield is flirting with the 1.50% mark, and the greenback is trading heavily against all the major and most emerging market currencies. European and the Asia Pacific benchmark yields are lower as well.  The JP Morgan Emerging Market Currency Index is edging higher for the fou…
Without Yield Support, the Dollar Wilts Without Yield Support, the Dollar Wilts Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 09, 2021 Rating: 5
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The Greenback Steadies after Retreating on the Jobs Data

June 07, 2021
Overview:  After falling to 1.55% after the US employment data, which, while mixing expectations, could hardly be considered weak, the US 10-year yield has come back firmer today (1.58%) This may be lending the greenback a better tone.  Equity markets are quiet. Most markets in the Asia Pacific region edged higher.  Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kon…
The Greenback Steadies after Retreating on the Jobs Data The Greenback Steadies after Retreating on the Jobs Data Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 07, 2021 Rating: 5
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Four Drivers in the Week Ahead

May 29, 2021
After the US and UK holidays on Monday, there are four highlights in the week ahead. First, the Reserve Bank of Australia's meeting will receive more attention after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand signaled the likelihood of a rate hike in the second half of next year. Second, the G7 finance ministers may agree to endorse a proposal for a mini…
Four Drivers in the Week Ahead Four Drivers in the Week Ahead Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 29, 2021 Rating: 5
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Eerie Calm Ahead of the Weekend

May 21, 2021
Overview:  Perhaps the dramatic volatility seen earlier this week has sapped the market's energy, and an eerie calm appears to be taking hold ahead of the weekend.  Despite the strong showing by US equities yesterday, the spillover into the Asia Pacific was limited.  Equity markets were mixed, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, and India among the stro…
Eerie Calm Ahead of the Weekend Eerie Calm Ahead of the Weekend Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 21, 2021 Rating: 5
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Calm Capital Markets See the Dollar Drift

April 08, 2021
Overview:  Global stocks are moving higher today.  Fears of a new lockdown in Tokyo amid rising covid cases weighed on Japanese stocks, a notable exception as the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose for its fifth session of the past six.  Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is edging to new record highs today and is advancing for its fifth session of the pa…
Calm Capital Markets See the Dollar Drift Calm Capital Markets See the Dollar Drift Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 08, 2021 Rating: 5
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The US Dollar Comes Back Bid after Being Squeezed Yesterday

April 06, 2021
Overview:  European bourses are playing catch-up as they reopen after the long holiday weekend. The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 gapped higher and is trading at record levels, led by materials and financials.  Asia Pacific markets were mixed after US indices rallied yesterday.  A sharp fall in household spending may have weighed on Japanese shares. US futu…
The US Dollar Comes Back Bid after Being Squeezed Yesterday The US Dollar Comes Back Bid after Being Squeezed Yesterday Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 06, 2021 Rating: 5
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Is Globalization more than Tax Arbitrage? Follow the People not the Money

December 10, 2019
The use of low-tax centers by multinational companies as part of tax minimization strategies distorts measures of capital flows and direct investment, which are integral to globalization.  Last year, for example, Microsoft shifted $52.8 bln of assets from Singapore to Ireland in a few pen and computer strokes.  The Dublin-based entity, the company…
Is Globalization more than Tax Arbitrage? Follow the People not the Money Is Globalization more than Tax Arbitrage?  Follow the People not the Money Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 10, 2019 Rating: 5
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US Monetary and Fiscal Policies

December 12, 2017
US monetary and fiscal policies are moving.  While the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise the Fed funds target range by 25 bp, for the third time this year, Congress is trying to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills.  

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin released a one page statement that explained how the proposed tax cuts pay for themselves,…
US Monetary and Fiscal Policies US Monetary and Fiscal Policies Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 12, 2017 Rating: 5
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