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Pros and cons of dirham’s peg to the dollar

This article appeared originally in Gulf News: link to original article

What does it mean when a currency is pegged to another? Does it mean that every time you check the exchange rate, it will be the same with the change being plus or minus 0.001? 601 more words

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Charts from April 16, 2015 - More USD weakness

The US Dollar started Thursday on a pretty bad note.  The initial sell-off was faded, but the pressure came back late during the European session. I tweeted this chart at around 8PM Eastern. 330 more words

Currency Trading

Switzerland faces the economic effects of a negative ten-year bond yield and a rising currency

One of the economic themes of the credit crunch era was established by Brazil’s Finance Minister Guido Mantega who coined the phrase “currency wars” back in September 2010. 1,312 more words

General Economics

Future Uncertain for Swiss Private Banks

Switzerland’s private banks and wealth managers are under increasing pressure after the recent appreciation of the currency. After the Swiss National Bank decided to abandon the euro cap on the Swiss franc, the currency soared briefly before returning back to more moderate levels . 346 more words


What about Switzerland and those with Swiss Franc mortgages in Eastern Europe?

One of the features of the credit crunch era has been the rise and rise of the Swiss Franc. At a time when many countries are trying to lower their currency – currently the Euro area and Japan for example – it has been something which they have been able to fall against. 1,473 more words

General Economics

The Chinese Tilt Their Hand

This is a bad idea. A really bad idea.

For starters the Chinese are revealing their intentions, ‘eyeing the Emperor’s cauldrons’ as it were. There is and will continue to be a backlash. 251 more words


Unraveling the Mystery of Oil and the Swiss Franc

By Vitaliy Katsenelson – Re-Blogged From IMA Portfolio Management

I want to preface my article with a short excerpt from one of my favorite books, … 1,110 more words

GDP & Employment