Category Archives: Dollar

Dangerous Gambit Out Of Davos

We woke to a comment out of Davos that surprised both us and the market. The U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, broke from tradition and welcomed a weaker dollar. “Obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates … Continue reading

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Is This Why The Dollar Is Tanking?

Some nasty polling data out of Gallup about American global leadership that may explain, in part,  the dollar’s weakness, which is surprising to many given the strong economic data and ebullient equity markets. We thus suspect the weak Dixie is … Continue reading

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Making The World Great Again

Maybe President Trump should not read this but last year was all about “Making The World Great Again.” Financial Markets As the data and graphs illustrate below, the U.S. stock market was in the bottom quintile of performance in dollar … Continue reading

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Dollar Index Breaks

DXY Dollar Index breaks below 91.92 Jun.2016 intraday low… Will be new 31-month low? — Simon Ting (@simonting) August 29, 2017

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Dollar Index Spanked After FOMC – Nears Key Support

The Dollar Index was spanked today after what the market percieved as a dovish FOMC statement.    Kind of odd as early inflation indicators starting to pick up. We were expecting a short-term rally as everyone is long the euro/dollar pair, … Continue reading

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Dollar Index & Mexican Peso Dancing To The Same Tune

What tune is that?   The Trump slump. Even though the Euro makes up almost 58 percent of the dollar index,  the dollar is going down  for the very same reasons the Mexican peso is going up.   The poor start … Continue reading

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Almost All World’s Currencies Undervalued

We’ve put together a couple of tables showing the undervaluation of the world’s currencies based on their 2016 purchasing power parity against the U.S. dollar. The Purchasing-power-parity (PPP) between two countries is the rate at which the currency of one … Continue reading

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How Are Those “Crowded Trades” Doing?

We take a look here at what BofA/Merrill Lynch has surveyed as the “most crowded trades” in the market.  Most are taking on water as the crowd is leaning to the same side of the boat. Big losses for Japanese … Continue reading

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How Big Are The Emerging Markets?

We put together a nice table and some charts of the relative size of emerging market (EM) economies as a percent of World GDP and total EM GDP based on regions.  The data are from the IMF’s October 2016 World … Continue reading

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