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Keep Fitch's Warning in Perspective

January 09, 2019
The global head of Fitch's sovereign ratings warned that the continued US government shutdown could jeopardize the AAA-status the rating agency grants America.  It spurred little market reaction (and for good reason).  
First, the rating cut is not imminent, though some of the headlines suggest otherwise.  Fitch's McCormack though was clea…
Keep Fitch's Warning in Perspective Keep Fitch's Warning in Perspective Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 09, 2019 Rating: 5
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Why Tariffs will Not Reduce the US Trade Deficit

August 13, 2018
When trying to work through the impact of US tariffs on its trade balance, one ought to keep in mind Orson Welles caution that if you want a happy ending, that of course, depends on where you end your story.   If one stops with simply the US tax on imports, it should reduce the quantity of imports by raising prices.  One might be tempted to conclu…
Why Tariffs will Not Reduce the US Trade Deficit Why Tariffs will Not Reduce the US Trade Deficit Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 13, 2018 Rating: 5
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Central Bank Investment Strategies

July 09, 2018
A survey of central banks and sovereign wealth funds by Invesco sheds light on their investment plans.  The traditional separation of markets and the state may be helpful for ideological arguments, but the real situation is more complicated.  Central banks and their investment vehicles (sovereign wealth funds) are market participants.  In some act…
Central Bank Investment Strategies Central Bank Investment Strategies Reviewed by Marc Chandler on July 09, 2018 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Yen and Yuan Connection

November 28, 2016
The US dollar has rallied against both the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan since the end of September.  Through today, the yen has fallen 9.8% and the yuan has fallen by 3.5%.
What they have in common is the rise in US interest rates relative to their own.   Since September 30, the US 10-year yield has from below 1.60% to above 2.40% at the end of la…
Great Graphic: Yen and Yuan Connection Great Graphic:  Yen and Yuan Connection Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 28, 2016 Rating: 5
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Speculators Turn More Bearish Euros and Less Bullish the Yen

October 15, 2016
Speculators turned more bearish the euro and less bullish the Japanese yen in the Commitment of Traders week ending October 11.   The dramatic shift in US presidential polls and the continued rally in oil appeared to have spurred speculators to reduce short Mexican peso positions and add to longs. Speculators in the futures market added 20.1k cont…
Speculators Turn More Bearish Euros and Less Bullish the Yen Speculators Turn More Bearish Euros and Less Bullish the Yen Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 15, 2016 Rating: 5
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Status of 9/11 Bill and the Saudi Threat

April 20, 2016
There continues to be much discussion among investors of New York Times report last weekend in which a Saudi official threatened to sell $750 bln of US Treasuries and assets if a bill that would allow families of victims to sue the Saudi government for involvement in the 9/11 terrorist strike.
The bill, formally known as the Justice Against Sponsor…
Status of 9/11 Bill and the Saudi Threat Status of 9/11 Bill and the Saudi Threat Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 20, 2016 Rating: 5
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