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FX Daily
September 25, 2013 Posted by
The euro and pound advanced against the dollar on solid sales data in the U.K. and continued concern that budget talks in Washington may result in a government shutdown. Both currencies are threatening to trade near a 7-month high as optimism for recovery in the euro region has grown.
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Advisories
September 24, 2013 Posted by

The Fed's decision in September not to scale back bond purchases will support the markets in the short term, but could have long term consequences.  This regular review of Fed activity discusses the market's reaction to the non-taper as well as the potential for Fed action in the near future.

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FX Daily
September 24, 2013 Posted by
The dollar gained early on speculation that the Federal Reserve may still taper, given comments made by a handful of Fed Bank Presidents. Both the euro and pound weakened accordingly. The market is still looking for more clues from policy makers regarding its direction and will be focusing again on the next payroll numbers.
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FX Daily
September 23, 2013 Posted by
The big story was that Chancellor Merkel won a decisive vote for a third term, and is expected to form a coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SPD). As a result, market participants expect that the political and economic direction in the euro-region will stay the course. In the Pacific, the Australian dollar climbed against most of the majors on good manufacturing data from China.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 20, 2013 Posted by
The non-Taper, the non-chair and the non-regulation.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 20, 2013 Posted by

Five years into the greatest economic underperformance since the Great Depression has left many asking:  Why is this time different?  There is much data describing how it is different, but the answer to the "why" question cannot be found there.  Instead, it is a higher level of "uncertainty" that is forcing consumers and business to retain a greater cushion in the form of higher cash balances, smaller workforces, and tentative expansion plans. 

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FX Daily
September 20, 2013 Posted by
The dollar gained back some ground today but is still down considerably for the week as several Fed officials are speaking throughout the day in support of the FOMC decision to refrain from tapering. India's central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark rate to dampen inflation, while scaling back measures that were imposed to support the rupee. Other emerging market currencies are having their best week as the risk trade is back on.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
September 19, 2013 Posted by
In this webinar we review the advantages of doing business in Ireland, with an in-depth discussion of intellectual property strategy.
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