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Softer Dollar Tone

June 03, 2014
It seems rather ironic.  On the day that US Treasury yields are at their highest level (~2.55%) in nearly three weeks, the dollar itself is sporting a somewhat softer profile.  Admittedly, the real signal from the foreign exchange market was one of consolidation as most of the major currencies are within yesterday's trading ranges ahead of the…
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Russia: Cost of Victory

June 02, 2014
Conventional wisdom emphasized the political prowess of Russia's Putin. Popular imagery had the US playing checkers, while Russia played chess. We argued that having to use military means to secure what was a client state was a sign of weakness not strength.
We also rejected the idea that Russia was responding to US weakness. Instead, we n…
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Emerging Markets: Week Ahead

June 02, 2014
(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin)
We view current EM weakness as corrective in nature. Events this week should feed into what we see as a constructive backdrop for EM. While US jobs data should show continued improvement, it won’t be enough to move the Fed from its current path of tapering and 2015 rate hike. This sweet spot of stronger US growth…
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Dollar is Bid to Start New Week and Month

June 02, 2014
The US dollar is firmer against the major and most emerging market currencies. Poor data from Australia, in the form of an unexpected drop in building approvals, and disappointing European manufacturing PMI readings and softer German states' inflation took a toll ahead of this week's events. 
Steady US Treasury yields and the rally in the N…
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Big Week Ahead

June 01, 2014
This is a big week for the global capital markets. It is likely to prove to be the most significant week of the not only the first half of the year, but perhaps even the entire year. There are four major central bank meetings and the US employment data. The euro zone reports the flash reading of May's consumer prices and there are is the mo…
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