The Spread – Excuses and Complaints – 2/22

The Spread – Excuses and Complaints – 2/22

A little bit of beef, a peek into the books of secretive market makers, and some French Revolution-based chastisement await viewers in this week's episode of "The Spread." The following are the stories referenced: -Financial Times ->...

The Forex Markets – 2012 Review and 2013 Outlook

By: Dean Popplewell, chief currency strategist and Alfonso Esparza, senior currency strategist, OANDA: As the foreign exchange community winds down a typically eventful year, investors are already looking ahead to 2013.  In 2012, central banks exerted control over...

Risk Off: A Fresh Look at Brazil and the Real

The risk on/risk off switch has been stuck in the “off” position since the beginning of the month. In other words, the “Sell in May and Go Away” crowd has been looking pretty smart in 2012. This has been especially true in emerging markets such as Brazil, which last...

The Opposite of Austerity?

The tallies are in and voters in France and Greece have spoken. Austerity is OK for others, but not for us. France has said “non!” to another stint with Nicolas Sarkozy and have instead elected Francois Hollande to become its first Socialist president since Francois...

Five Minutes with Gargi Shah, metals analyst

Gargi Shah is an independent analyst based in Mumbai, India, and was most recently a metals analyst with GFMS Ltd. (now Thomson Reuters GFMS), the London-based precious metals consultancy firm. She is a lawyer, and pursued a career in corporate law prior to entering...

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