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Dollar Bounce, but Not Real Thing

October 18, 2010
The US dollar is broadly higher as the correction seen before the weekend was extended through the Asian session. In Europe, the greenback’s gains have been pared, but it remains above last Friday’s high against the major currencies. The exception is the yen, against which the dollar has been confined to roughly JPY81.00-JPY81.50.
The dollar’s bou…
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Data View

October 15, 2010
The US reported a slew of data and although there are some interesting nuggets, the data is unlikely to alter views on the state of the economy or the likelihood of QEII.
CPI was uninspiring, though the core rate slipped to 0.8%, which is the lowest level in nearly 50 years. Of note, the owners equivalent rent was unchanged for the second consecut…
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The Broken Cash Register

October 15, 2010
Opinion seems nearly universal that what we are currently experiencing is not the typical business cycle with which we are familiar. Besides being the end of a long speculative bubble and the magnitudes involved, the significance of what is happening is difficult to fathom. To the extent that some have thought about the bigger picture, the discus…
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Waiting for Big Ben

October 15, 2010
The US dollar remains soft, but within yesterday’s trading ranges, as the market awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s speech early in the North American session (8:15 EST/12:15 GMT) on “Monetary Policy Objectives and Tools in Low Inflation Environment”. The market is hoping to glean more insight into the likely Fed actions.
Headline risk als…
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More Thoughts on China's Reserve

October 14, 2010
Yesterday China reported its reserves figures. In my note I mis-represented the increase in reserves. Chinese figures show the reserves jumped a massive $194 bln. This a huge number.
The trade surplus is Q3 was about $65 bln. Can the rest be hot money, direct investment flows being neutralized, and extra efforts to restrain the CNY's rise? One…
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