For several months, one of the hottest debates in the currency world has been “1.50 or 1.60?” Those who follow the Euro-US Dollar currency pair have been debating its future for several months. Since around the end of February, the price has been locked within a range of 1.50 and 1.60. Only on three days [...]
Last week I mentioned that though the G8 conference would impact the US dollar in the short term, the ultimate fate of the USD will ultimately be determined more by Bernanke than by anyone else. The Group of Eight’s meeting has come and gone, offering little good news for the USD. In the FOREX market, [...]
The surprising rally of the US Dollar this week has inevitably led to what seems like everyone and their niece predicting just how long it will last. My 10-year old niece doesn’t like the dollar, and though she’s a very bright girl, please note that she based her reasoning on the Canadian dollar looking a [...]
everage allows any trader to control large amounts of capital; it is every traderâ€™s best friend and worst enemy. We all realize that investing involves risk, and no one makes money without some degree of risk. That being said excess risk has another name: margin call.
Something monumental has happened: the US dollar has done well, and it didnâ€™t require a divine intervention.
The US Dollar ended its rise against the Euro, as the ECB had several officials speak out in predicting future rate hikes. It is unclear if the ECB is planning a single increase (likely in July), or a series of hikes, as the officials volunteered differing opinions on the subject. One continuing storyline is how [...]
The People’s Bank of China may be in a position to use its $1.33 trillion currency reserves as a bargaining tool against U.S. lawmaker demands. Xia Bin, director of financial research at the State Council Development Center, believes China can use its holdings of U.S. government debt to its advantage. As the world’s second-largest holder [...]
After modest gains this week, the U.S. dollar fell against the yen and euro on news of poor U.S. jobs growth. A government report today showed 92,000 jobs added for July, falling well below expectations as 126,000 jobs were added in June. Economists at Bloomberg predicted 127,000 new jobs for the past month. In addition, [...]
Despite last week’s small gains against the euro, the U.S. dollar fell against the European currency on speculation of further weak U.S. growth. It may seem like old news, but investors fear further losses on securities backed by subprime mortgages to weaken the U.S. economy. Today, Germany’s IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG reported losses directly linked [...]
Yesterday’s report on the extremely sluggish U.S. housing market sent equities markets crashing, investors dumping corporate debt, and currency traders unwinding carry trades. New U.S. homes sales for June fell 6.6 percent. This number has jumped significantly from the 2.2 percent decrease in May. According to a Bloomberg article, this may be a no end [...]
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