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Challenges and Opportunities in the Week Ahead

November 30, 2019
Liquidity will return to the foreign exchange market, and volatility may increase. The three-month implied volatility of the euro and yen fell to record lows last week (~4.35% and 5.06%, respectively), extending a multi-year trend. The dollar is threatening to break out of recent ranges that have been historically narrow.  A breakout could underpi…
Challenges and Opportunities in the Week Ahead Challenges and Opportunities in the Week Ahead Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 30, 2019 Rating: 5
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Synchronized Emergence from Soft Patch?

November 02, 2019
There have been plenty of developments warning of a global economic slowdown. Yet, seemingly to justify the continued advance in equity prices, there has begun to be talk of possible cyclical and global rebound.  
That is the new constellation, connecting the better than expected Japanese, South Korean, and Chinese September industrial output figur…
Synchronized Emergence from Soft Patch? Synchronized Emergence from Soft Patch? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 02, 2019 Rating: 5
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Post-G20 Euphoria Fades, Stuck with Same Reality

July 02, 2019
Overview:The euphoria that greeted the resumption of US-China and US-North Korea talks has subsided.  Global equities have turned mixed after yesterday's surge.  Hong Kong played catch-up, and despite ongoing demonstrations, the Hang Seng rallied over one percent, and the Hong Kong Dollar strengthened beyond its band midpoint for the first tim…
Post-G20 Euphoria Fades, Stuck with Same Reality Post-G20 Euphoria Fades, Stuck with Same Reality Reviewed by Marc Chandler on July 02, 2019 Rating: 5
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WTO Reforms

September 12, 2018
The predecessor of the World Trade Organization was the GATT, which did not really stand for the General Agreement to Talk and Talk, even though the negotiating rounds would last years.  Facing rising trade tensions and a US that continues to threaten to withdraw, and in the meantime is preventing new appellate judges to be appointed, talks will b…
WTO Reforms WTO Reforms Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 12, 2018 Rating: 5
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Some Initial Consequences of Trade Tensions

August 07, 2018
The Trump Administration argues that other countries have been taking unfair advantage of the US on trade for years, and what many are calling a trade war is really only the US finally saying enough.  The US has taken many several countries, including China, to the WTO for trade violations and wins the vast majority of cases it has brought.  
It ha…
Some Initial Consequences of Trade Tensions Some Initial Consequences of Trade Tensions Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 07, 2018 Rating: 5
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Trade Tensions with China Set to Escalate

December 18, 2017
The two main legislative initiatives in the US this year, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the tax changes, are not particularly popular.  However, the next items on the agenda appear to enjoy broader support.  The infrastructure initiative is likely to be unveiled as early as next month.  Before that, the US is poised to ratchet up the t…
Trade Tensions with China Set to Escalate Trade Tensions with China Set to Escalate Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 18, 2017 Rating: 5
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US Steel Investigation: The Challenge to World Trade

June 26, 2017
US Commerce Secretary Ross promised to conclude the special investigation into US steel imports in the name of US national security by the end of the month.  The outcome of the investigation is largely a foregone conclusion.  Even before the investigation began, Ross said he would need less than a third of the allowable time.
The real issue is how …
US Steel Investigation: The Challenge to World Trade US Steel Investigation:  The Challenge to World Trade Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 26, 2017 Rating: 5
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