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Four New Views

April 02, 2013
Last month we offered three unorthodox views: that the US economy was proving more resilient than many recognized, a skepticism over how much more the yen would weaken on Abenomics, and that "currency wars" were being exaggerated and took our eyes of the real fissures, which are within countries rather than between them as was the case …
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Much News, Little Action

April 02, 2013
European markets re-opened for the first time since the middle of last week, and although there has been much news, the price action looks largely uninspired.  Sterling has lost some ground after the disappointing CIPS PMI and the $1.5200 area is proving a difficult area to convincingly overcome.  The euro is little changed from where it was late …
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Latest Central Bank Reserve Data

April 01, 2013
At the end of last week, the IMF reported the latest reserve figures for Q4 2012. Overall currency reserves stood at $10.9 trillion at the end of last year, up $734.5 bln over the course of the year. Most central banks provide the currency allocation of their reserves. There are two notable exceptions: China, which regards the information as a…
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Great Graphic: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

April 01, 2013
Abraham Maslow would be 105 years old today. This Great Graphic, from Resilience.org, depicts the hierarchy of needs with which he is most often associated.  

The more securely the basic needs were satisfied, the easier one can attain the higher levels, ultimately leading to self-actualization.  
Unlike other psychologists, like Freud for example…
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Drivers in the Week Ahead

April 01, 2013
The US dollar is little changed here at the start of the second quarter, as European markets remain on holiday.  Short-covering is making the yen the best performing currency today.  The dollar traded below JPY93.50 for the first time March 6.  The next level of support is seen near JPY93.00. 

The yen's gains came in conjunction with a 2.1% …
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