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Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for more than 25 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks.

Chandler attended North Central College for undergraduate work, where he majored in political science and the ... more

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Equity Slump Continues, Lifts Bonds, Bolsters Yen
The swoon in equities, perhaps sparked by a rotation spurred by potential US tax changes, is continuing today.
Euro Pushes Below November Uptrend
The euro is losing ground for a third consecutive session. It is the longest losing streak since the middle of October.
China And The Elusive Market Economy Status
China should automatically be considered a market economy. The market economy status (MES) is important for China. It would make it for difficult for countries to demonstrate dumping accusations against China.
Sterling Sold On Negotiating Snafu, Aussie Bounces On Retail Sales And RBA
The US dollar is confined to narrow ranges against the euro and yen, straddling unchanged levels in the Asian session and the European morning.
Cyber-Monday: Venezuela, UK, CME/CBOE
Margins in the futures market and over-the-counter are set very differently. They are set as a function of volatility. Volatility is a risk. This margin is best understood as a down payment on one's future loss.
Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Ahead - Monday, Dec. 4
Central bank minutes will be released Wednesday. October trade and November CPI will be reported Friday, with inflation expected to rise 2.6% y/y vs. 2.2% in October.
US Dollar Marked Higher After Senate Passes Tax Reform
The US dollar opened higher in Asia and retained those gains through the European morning.
Politics May Continue To Overshadow Economics
The new monthly cycle of high frequency economic data has begun. The manufacturing PMI shows the synchronized global recovery is continuing. The November jobs report takes center stage in the week ahead.
Greenback Shakes On US Political Developments: Now What?
The US dollar was poised to close higher against against most of the major currencies for the week before news broke that former National Security Adviser Flynn plead guilty to two charges of lying to the FBI.
Emerging Markets: What Changed - Friday, December 1
Bank of Korea hiked rates by 25 bp to 1.50%, the first hike in six years.
Dollar Consolidates Weekly Gain, While Equities Ease To Start New Month
The focus today is on three unresolved political challenges: US tax reform, the UK-Irish border and the talks that may produce another grand coalition in Germany.
Short Take On Bitcoins
People, for the most part, are not using the cyber currencies to buy anything, and when they do, the company that they bought the goods or services from, faces something comparable to currency risk. They most likely sell it for hard currency.
US Energy: Changing Dynamics
The US oil imports continue to fall. Last week, the US imported about 1.77 mln barrels a day net, which is the least since 1990.
US Dollar Comes Back Bid, But Brexit Hopes Underpin Sterling
The US dollar is broadly firmer. The rise in US yields yesterday has seen the greenback extend its recovery against the yen.
Did ECB's Hansson Talk Out Of Turn?
In terms of sequencing, the ECB has made it clear through its forward guidance that it will not boost rates until sometime after the purchases end. This is the same sequence the Fed and BOE adopted.
Sterling Charges Ahead On Brexit Hopes
Prospects of a deal with the EU has sent sterling to its best level in two months against the dollar. It reached $1.3430 in early European turnover.
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