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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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Speculators Build Long Euro And Aussie Positions But Slash Canadian Dollar Longs
There were three significant position adjustments by speculators in the currency futures during the CFTC reporting week ending March 21. In the euro, the bears ran for cover and the bulls ran with the wind at their back.
Emerging Markets: What Has Changed?
Reserve Bank of India will introduce a new monetary policy tool in FY17/18 to better manage excess cash in the system.
Dollar Trying To Stabilize Ahead Of The Weekend
The US dollar has been stabilizing over the past couple of sessions. This broad stability of the dollar is impressive because of the questions of the prospects of US President Trump's economic agenda.
Some Thoughts About The Recent Price Action
The gains the US dollar scored last month have been largely unwound against the major currencies. The dollar's losses against the yen are a bit greater, and it returned to levels not seen late last November.
Euro Recovery Continues, Posts New Six Week High; Other Currencies Mixed
Growing confidence that Le Pen will not be the next president of France following the televised debate for which two polls showed Macron doing best has lifted the euro and reduced the French interest rate premium over Germany.
Divergence Theme Questioned
Recent developments have given rise to doubts over the divergence theme, which we suggested have shaped the investment climate. There are some at the ECB who suggest rates can rise before the asset purchases end. T
Emerging Markets: Week Ahead Preview:
EM FX had a stellar week, ending on a strong note in the aftermath of what the market perceived as a dovish Fed hike Wednesday. Every EM currency except ARS was up on the week vs. USD, with the best performers ZAR, TRY, COP, and MXN.
Speculators Buy Euros And Pesos While Selling Yen, Sterling And Aussie
Speculators were busy in the futures market in the CFTC reporting period that covered the US jobs data and the run-up to the FOMC meeting. Of the 16 gross speculative positions we track, seven were adjusted by more than 10k contracts.
Dollar's Technical Tone Has Deteriorated
The failure of the Fed to signal an increased pace of normalization and the prospects of other central banks raising rates spurred dollar losses, which deteriorated its technical outlook.
Emerging Markets: What Has Changed - Friday, March 17
The PBOC increased the rates it charges for OMO and MLF by 10 bp.
Status Of US Pivot To Asia
The Trans-Pacific Partnership was to solidify the economic dimension of the pivot. Now that the US formally has withdrawn from TPP negotiations, many are unsure of the status of this initiative.
Dollar Remains Heavy - March 17
The dollar is softer against most of the major currencies to cap a poor weekly performance. The Dollar Index is posting what may be its biggest weekly loss since last November.
If There Is One Thing Investors And Foreign Officials Should Know About The US...
With the German Chancellor's trip to Washington tomorrow, Secretary of State Tillerson in Asia, and the G20 meeting, foreign affairs may knock the debate about the US budget and health care off the headlines.
Greenback Consolidates Losses As Yields Stabilize
The US dollar remained under pressure in Asia following the disappointment that the FOMC did not signal a more aggressive stance, even though it delivered the nearly universally expected 25 bp rate hike.
Federal Reserve Hikes, But Changes Little Else
The Federal Reserve delivered the much-anticipated rate hike.
China's NPC Ends With New Initiatives
China's annual legislative session (National People's Congress) ended earlier today, and Premier Li unveiled a new initiative. Late this year, China will allow overseas funds to buy onshore bonds in Hong Kong.
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