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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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September 21, 2010 Posted by
Low growth, high unemployment and heavy debt burdens plague the economies of many developed nations. Despite massive amounts of monetary and fiscal stimulus, long-term bond yields are being driven lower as sub-par growth and the specter of price disinflation — even outright deflation — is the near-term concern.
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September 14, 2010 Posted by
In 2001 Goldman Sachs issued an economic paper titled " The World Needs Better Economic BRICs." Jim O'Neill, Goldman's Chief Global Economist, first introduced the now widely-used BRIC acronym for the emerging economic countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
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FX Outlook; Europe
September 03, 2010 Posted by
The Bank of England's (BOE) powerbase is expected to expand to the highest level in its 316-year history, as the UK's first coalition government since World War II works through the details of an emergency budget focused on cutting government spending to reduce its deficit from 11 percent of GDP down to 2.1 percent by 2015.
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August 31, 2010 Posted by
Fed Chairman Bernanke laid his remaining policy cards on the table last Friday from Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Kansas City Fed central bank meeting.
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August 24, 2010 Posted by
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysia's central bank, has announced further liberalization rules for foreign exchange (FX) transactions with the aim of promoting "greater efficiency in the conduct of international trade and a conducive business environment in Malaysia so as to strengthen the linkages with the regional and global economies."
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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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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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August 03, 2010 Posted by
Recently, the Australian dollar (AUD) regained its stature as one of the top performing currencies against the U.S. dollar. Trading near a 3 month high, the Aussie traded firmly above .9100 USD per AUD, far above July's low of 0.8300.
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July 27, 2010 Posted by
The last time that my thoughts were graciously accepted into this forum, I took the opportunity to explore the European sovereign debt crisis from a data-driven, balanced viewpoint.
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