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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
May 12, 2016 Posted by
Two opposing forces were at play in currency markets during April: a weaker U.S. dollar countered by a stronger Japanese yen. Interestingly, both currencies were highly influenced by the inaction of their central banks.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 07, 2016 Posted by
In February 2016 the lack of transparency with oil prices and all things related to China have created unsettled global investors, leading to choppy markets and a flight to safe-haven currencies, while emerging market and commodity currencies generally underperformed.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
February 09, 2016 Posted by
January 2016 was one of the toughest months on record for global financial markets.  Currency markets took it on the chin, as did commodities and equities.  A relief rally in oil at month-end did spark a recovery in many markets.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 09, 2015 Posted by
This edition of the FX Monthly Outlook includes details of several critical events of the first week of December: the ECB meeting, Fed Chmn Yellen’s comments and subsequent U.S. employment numbers, and the OPEC meeting; since they were all potential game-changers, and likely to set a new tone for 2016.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
November 19, 2015 Posted by
We had a busy month for the global financial markets with plenty of elections and central bank activities to influence global asset and currency valuations. Although the U.S. dollar rallied strongly in the second half of the month, it remained within the trading ranges against the major currencies that have been in place over the last few months. Emerging market currencies traded higher on the month for the first time since earlier in the year.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 15, 2015 Posted by
The Fed’s “no hike” announcement on September 17th came as little surprise to most. Whether it was uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets in the weeks leading up to the Fed’s decision; global investors may increasingly bring their money home. Japanese traders will return to the Japanese yen, the Europeans to the Euro, the Brits to the UK pound, and many other countries will follow suit.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
September 08, 2015 Posted by
On August 24th, a day that is now being referred to in China as Black Monday, Shanghai's main share index closed down at 8.5 percent, its biggest decline since 2007.

Powerful global reaction. Traders in all financial markets around the world reacted violently to China’s sell-off and seemed to re-focus on what had been three fairly well-established and unsettling concerns: (1) a weakening economy in China; (2) falling oil prices; and (3) uncertainty with interest rate increases by the Fed.

Is the panic over or not? With the U.S. dollar on a roller coaster ride for much of August, many have lost confidence in the dollar’s underlying trend of strength.
U.S. labor data is difficult to forecast. This week’s non-farm number will be the last jobs report before the FOMC meeting (Sept 16-17).
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
August 06, 2015 Posted by
In the August article, “U.S. Dollar Gains as Market Fear Rises,” Scott Petruska explains the market factors that are making the U.S. dollar a safe-haven currency.
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