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The Bull Case for the Dollar

January 27, 2006
The disappointing Q4 2005 US GDP report and the subsequent dollar decline is unlikely to have a lasting impact on the market. In fact, there are good reasons to expect the US dollar to strengthen in the days ahead.
The 1.1% pace of growth in Q4 2005 was the slowest since Q1 03 and breaks the string of 10 consecutive quarters of 3%+ growth. Neverthe…
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Hot and Cold Money

January 20, 2006
There may be a general misunderstanding about two issues regarding capital mobility that emerged this week. The first involves how East Asia is coping with the deluge of foreign investment flowing into the region’s equity markets. The second is the apparent Iranian decision to move their investments out of Europe for fear that if sanctions are imp…
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Two New Currency Products

January 17, 2006
The foreign exchange market is primarily an over-the-counter market. The $2 trillion a day market is conducted primarily over telephone and computer lines, with banks still the primarily market makers. However, anecdotal reports suggest that there has been a surge of interest in the foreign exchange market over the past couple of years. Due to the…
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The View From 10,000 Feet

January 13, 2006
The New Year has begun with a bang. Global equities have rallied. Bond markets have generally firmed. The dollar has slipped against most of the major currencies and regional Asian currencies. Emerging market currencies in general are off to a good start, led by the South African rand (+~5%) and the Brazilian real (+~3%).
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Corporate Bond Offerings: A Source of Dollar Demand in 2006

January 03, 2006
We have generally played down the significance of the tax holiday given to US corporations for repatriating offshore earnings in explaining the US dollar’s rally in 2005. For a number of risk-management reasons, US companies tend to keep the vast majority of their overseas earnings in dollar-denominated instruments. Nevertheless, because the law i…
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