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Asset Markets Mostly Improve, but Dollar Retains Firm Under Tone

June 28, 2013
Reassuring words from a number of Federal Reserve officials, continued easing of the acute liquidity squeeze in China and mostly firm data in Europe has seen global equity and bond markets general trading higher, but in the foreign exchange market the dollar has retained the underlying firm tone seen this week.  Generally speaking, we anticipate …
Asset Markets Mostly Improve, but Dollar Retains Firm Under Tone Asset Markets Mostly Improve, but Dollar Retains Firm Under Tone Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 28, 2013 Rating: 5
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What's the Hurry? What's the Worry?

January 02, 2013
While elated that the full 3.5% US fiscal drag was avoided, many observers are understandably dissatisfied with the fiscal compromise that was struck.
Marianne Faithfull's song "What's the Hurry" may ironically offer some insight. She asked, "What's the panic, where's the static?" That seems to be the ke…
What's the Hurry? What's the Worry? What's the Hurry?  What's the Worry?  Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 02, 2013 Rating: 5
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Independent Central Banks? R.I.P.

September 06, 2012
On the day that ECB President Draghi provided more details over his plan to support the euro and monetary union over the objections of the Bundesbank President Weidmann, it may seem counter-intuitive to say, but ultimately, Weidmann is right. 
The ECB's bond buying plan is in fact "tantamount to financing governments" even if the mo…
Independent Central Banks? R.I.P. Independent Central Banks?  R.I.P.  Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 06, 2012 Rating: 5
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The Broken Transmission

August 01, 2012
The US dollar is little changed against the major currencies, but as was the case yesterday, it is sporting a softer profile against the dollar-bloc.  Despite a continued push back from Germany, the market seems to favor Draghi and Spanish and Italian bonds markets continue to trade firmly and with yield curves steepening as the 2-year yields fall…
The Broken Transmission The Broken Transmission Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 01, 2012 Rating: 5
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Latam Nationalizations: A Dog Bites Man Story?

May 02, 2012
That a couple of Latin American countries have recently announced the expropriation of foreign investors in the energy sector seems hardly like new news. After all, cycles of nationalization and privatization have unfolded for more than half a century. Moreover, the expropriation simply marked the latest illiberal measures by Argentina and Boliv…
Latam Nationalizations: A Dog Bites Man Story? Latam Nationalizations:  A Dog Bites Man Story? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 02, 2012 Rating: 5
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