During the first half of November the renminbi has been trading around 6.95 against the US dollar (see exhibit 1 […]
Mind the gap! Over the course of 2018, the US Federal Reserve is on course to raise the federal funds […]
How should an investor with a medium-term horizon deal with currency risk? That is a crucial question given that, unlike […]
Exposure to foreign currencies is typically a by-product of international investing – by purchasing foreign assets, the investor also obtains […]
Our general economic outlook for the rest of 2018 is for continued growth with low, but rising inflation worldwide. In this […]
After months of weakness relative to both major and emerging market currencies, the US dollar has rallied in April Exhibit […]
2017 was a disappointing year for currency investors. The consensus view of a stronger US dollar after the US elections […]
Since Trump’s election on 8 November 2016, the US dollar has outperformed all major currencies except for the Canadian dollar, […]
The Federal Reserve (the Fed) has been warning markets about a normalization of interest rates since the “taper tantrum” of […]
Japanese trade data has been heavily impacted by the recent appreciation of the yen (up 15% versus the US dollar […]
Since late March 2016, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has set the reference US dollar renminbi exchange rate (CNY) […]
Year-to-date, commodity-influenced currencies such as the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars along with the Malaysian ringgit, Brazilian real and […]
China’s recent renminbi devaluation should not be seen as the latest policy tool in dealing with weak growth and deflation pressures, argues economist Chi Lo.
The commentary observes weaker demand in the Chinese market causing commodity producing countries to fall versus the US dollar, which continues to rally.
Much like in America, the Canadian GDP slowed in the first quarter of 2015, yet several factors make the developments in Canada more worrisome.