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FX Outlook
September 27, 2010 Posted by
On August 17 I wrote about commodity prices and their relationship with the dollar due to the fact commodities are priced in dollars. I want to revisit this topic with some data that has occurred since mid-August that shows what happens when the dollar is devaluing as a result of the Federal Reserve printing so much money.
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FX Outlook
August 17, 2010 Posted by
Yen interest rates are at 0.1 percent, the lowest in the world. The two things that determine the strength of a currency are its trade cash flows and its investment cash flows. Japan has a trade surplus, which means when the funds from overseas sales are repatriated, the Japanese have to buy yen, and this keeps the currency strong. Why then was the yen so weak, in the 120 range for so long?
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FX Outlook; Europe
June 29, 2010 Posted by
This week I want to cover most of the different things that are destabilizing markets, what trends they are creating and what to look out for as far as their potential to affect different currencies.
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FX Outlook
May 11, 2010 Posted by
Europe is in a very public way taking another step to try and outdo Japan as the most dysfunctional global economy. Lead by Monsieur Jean Claude Trichet , the European Central Bank head, scorned quantitative easing, thinking that their socialized economies were above succumbing to deflation.
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FX Outlook
March 23, 2010 Posted by
It seems to have been a while since we examined what is happening with the Canadian dollar (CAD). The CAD — affectionately known as the loonie after the bird that is on the back of the one dollar bill — is approaching parity with the US$. The question that is inevitably being asked: How strong will it get?
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FX Outlook
February 02, 2010 Posted by

Given last week's break of 1.4000 by the euro as the focus on the Greek debt situation continues, I thought it would be good to take a deeper dive into where the different countries that make up the euro stand.First,

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FX Outlook
December 15, 2009 Posted by

The unemployment data published on December 4, 2009 gave us a rare insight into how the traders in different markets view the numbers. Arguably, the most interesting was that of the equity traders. Stocks initially jumped higher by 150 points

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Global Edge; Treasury Management
December 04, 2009 Posted by

See a replay of our recent Web seminar, "Global Expansion Forum: Best Practices for Expanding Business Overseas." The seminar, by Silicon Valley Bank and High Street Partners, provides helpful information on such topics as: Common pitfalls when expanding into a new country Cross border tax considerations L

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Laurence Hayward

Laurence Hayward

Senior Foreign Exchange Advisor
Silicon Valley Bank
Location: Broomfield, CO
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