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July 20, 2011 Posted by
Many investors consider gold to be the ultimate "safe haven" investment. Sure enough, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, and through all the thick and thin since then (certainly more thick than thin), gold has delivered enviable returns...and, with much desired low volatility.
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June 06, 2011 Posted by
Volatility in the currency markets this year has been high. The major currencies have fluctuated widely, racing in one direction, then turning, and racing in the other. All currencies have fluctuated similarly, that is, except the currency of our friendly neighbor north of the border.
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April 12, 2011 Posted by
A firm cannot avoid interest rate risk when borrowing. The CFO or Treasurer with a loan based on a floating rate index, such as Prime or LIBOR, is exposed to the risk that short-term interest rates will rise, causing borrowing costs to rise.
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February 22, 2011 Posted by
After hearing that a well-respected market pundit had reversed his position on the Japanese yen and he was now a fully-committed BEAR on the yen, I thought I would check around to see if market chatter had picked up on other market players, switching from being bullish to bearish on the yen.
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FX Outlook
January 10, 2011 Posted by
A certain amount of reflection is normal and even necessary after a tumultuous period. Last year we witnessed large price movements in all the financial markets (fixed income, equity, commodity, and currency), which one might say were tumultuous, or if not tumultuous, then certainly difficult to predict and definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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November 16, 2010 Posted by
If one is asking about the possibility of a second round of quantitative easing (QE) by the Bank of England (BoE)in another attempt to stimulate the British economy, then the answer is maybe, but probably not.
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October 05, 2010 Posted by
In late August I put out a warning to clients, colleagues, family and friends — those who I felt may be impacted — that during the month of September the currency markets would experience a VERY BIG MOVE.
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August 10, 2010 Posted by

It was something that newly elected prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, said about Turkey’s application for membership in the European Union, which made me think about which countries are currently in or slated to be in the

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