EghtesadOnline: Don’t get distracted by Thursday’s ECB-driven slump: the euro has been redrawing the global currency map on its journey to multi-year highs.
EghtesadOnline: As doubts grow over whether the dollar will resume the rally that took it to 14-year highs against other major currencies early this year, at least one measure seems to show the greenback may have indeed peaked.
EghtesadOnline: The global market rally is facing a familiar nemesis: feeble oil prices. In the latest blow, Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it raised output back above 10 million barrels a day in February -- reversing about a third of the cuts made the previous month -- sending crude to the lowest level since late November. That pushed stocks and commodity-linked currencies, such as the ruble and the Norwegian krone, lower, while fueling demand for the relative safety of Treasuries.
EghtesadOnline: If visibility and predictability are two foundations upon which stable financial markets are built, comments from the White House this week on the U.S. dollar suggest investors should brace for increased foreign exchange volatility.
EghtesadOnline: Donald Trump is making volatility great again. If the reaction to the U.S. President-elect’s first press conference is anything to go by, we are in for big swings in currency markets this year.
EghtesadOnline: The dollar surged to a near 14-year high before pulling back on Thursday, clocking up records against a range of other top world currencies and skittling emerging markets.