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    Apr 20, 2017

Push and Pull on Global Currencies

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Concerns over escalating geopolitical tensions, doubts over U.S. fiscal stimulus, and uncertainty over political battles have pushed and pulled on global currencies.

    Apr 20, 2017

The “Trump Rally” Stalls

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The “Trump Rally” stalled in the second half of March. The US FOMC raised the range for Fed Funds to .75%-1.00%. The rate hike coincided with the inability...

    Apr 17, 2017

Geopolitical Tensions Weigh on Currencies

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On Friday April 7th, the dollar rose to fresh three-week highs, despite a negative employment report and a U.S. missile attack on Syria. Investors and economists alike seemed...

    Apr 7, 2017

Dollar Whipsaws and Wobbles

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The dollar whipsawed and wobbled this week within a tight range, but did gain against most currencies. Most gains were sustained on...

    Mar 28, 2017

High-Yield Bonds in a Time of Rising Rates

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The prices of bonds generally move inversely to interest rates, except when they don’t. High-yield corporate bonds, for example, may defy this expectation under some circumstances.

    Mar 16, 2017

Currency Reacts as Fed Raises Rates

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On Wednesday, March 15, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that it would raise the Federal Fund's Rate, the benchmark interest rate it controls, by a quarter of a basis point.

    Mar 16, 2017

Specter of Inflation Should Trigger Look at Commodity Exposure

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Institutional investors have long incorporated commodities in their portfolios as a way to seek...

    Mar 14, 2017

The “Trump Rally” Powers On

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The “Trump Rally” powered on in February 2017, as risk assets globally continued higher, based on expectations of a more favorable business climate emanating from the...