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Bearish Risk For The S&P 500

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Equity Market Update, Market Update by on August 30, 2016 0 Comments • views: 341
Bearish Risk For The S&P 500

With the summer now over, the market is turning the page to the economic events leading up to year-end.  One of those key events will be the Fed meeting in September.  As a result, the S&P 500 is beginning to show signs of fading momentum on the long-term charts.  If you recall, the S&P surged following […]

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Why Canada’s Economy Could Depreciate the Canadian Dollar

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 10, 2016 • views: 308
Why Canada’s Economy Could Depreciate the Canadian Dollar

For anyone who’s investing in or sending international payments to Canada, here’s my latest article on the recent economic releases from up north. To give you an idea, Canada has not created any full-time jobs this year; all job gains have been part-time workers. The economic picture is far worse than the market has anticipated. […]

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Why The Bank of England Will Cut Rates

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 9, 2016 • views: 435
Why The Bank of England Will Cut Rates

Investors, corporate executives, and central banks eagerly await the interest rate decision by the Bank of England (BOE) scheduled for Thursday. Since a .25% rate cut is already priced into the market, the real market mover and volatility will come from the BOE statement by Mark Carney. For more of this article please click on […]

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Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 309
Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

When the Fed held off hiking rates in July, equity markets surged. However, the credibility of the Fed eroded, due to their verbal chatter signaling a desire for higher rates leading up to their meeting, only to be followed by no action. For more on this article, please click on the image or the link […]

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Why The U.S. Dollar Will Continue Marching Higher Vs. The Canadian Dollar

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 317
Why The U.S. Dollar Will Continue Marching Higher Vs. The Canadian Dollar

As crude oil remains in bearish territory, the U.S. dollar (USD) will likely continue its march higher vs. the Canadian dollar (CAD). The correlation between USD/CAD and Crude Oil exists because Canada is an oil exporting country and derives revenue and job growth from oil exports. For more of this article and why the USD […]

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How The Fed Will Impact Equities In The Near Term

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 315
How The Fed Will Impact Equities In The Near Term

The S&P 500 has enjoyed a bounce this summer thanks to the Fed holding off hiking interest rates. However, expect volatility to return as summer winds down. Here’s my analysis of why the Feds forecast of two hikes by year-end is likely to change. And with the September Fed meeting fast approaching, here’s what Yellen […]

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Forward Contract Education Video

Filed in Charts, Graphs & Powerpoint Slides, Hedging Education Video by on June 18, 2016 • views: 492
Forward Contract Education Video

Here’s the slideshow of the highlights from my latest Education Video for Forward Contracts.   The video utilizes the dollar-cost-averaging concept and combines it with hedging currency exchange rates.  However, this can be modified to accommodate educating clients about personal finance, how the financial markets function, and investment strategies; i.e. retirement 401Ks and IRAs.   […]

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Let Me Update Your Pitch-books: AUD Hedging Strategy Example

Filed in Charts, Graphs & Powerpoint Slides, Gallery by on March 31, 2016 • views: 375
Let Me Update Your Pitch-books:  AUD Hedging Strategy Example

Here’s a sample pitch-book that I wrote for Huntington Bank Capital Markets. Let me create a library of powerpoint pitch-books that can be standardized for you and your team?  Here’s just a few of the services I offer: Create a powerpoint library revamped with new charts and market updates. Create a pitch-book for each currency […]

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Comparison Charts: Greek Debt vs. Euro Zone Countries

Filed in Charts, Graphs & Powerpoint Slides by on March 31, 2016 • views: 422
Comparison Charts: Greek Debt vs. Euro Zone Countries

Here’s a comparison chart from one of my articles about the Greek debt crisis.    Instead of creating a simple chart showing Greek debt levels rising, why not create a chart drawing a comparison

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Do You Know your Average Rate vs. Your Budget Rate?

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on March 20, 2016 • views: 413
Do You Know your Average Rate vs. Your Budget Rate?

Calculating an average exchange rate for all your payments and comparing it to your budget rate or your break-even exchange rate, can help you determine how well your Foreign Exchange Risk Policy (or your FX advisor) is working for you. Here’s a tip that I give clients when I sit down with them to perform […]

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The Greek Tragedy – A Debt Crisis

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on March 20, 2016 • views: 374
The Greek Tragedy – A Debt Crisis

A Special Report is a great content marketing tool to reach out to prospects and showcase your know-how. Aided by visually stunning charts, your report can stand out from your competition!  

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Weekly FX Newsletter – from your Daily Updates

Filed in Gallery, Market Update, Repurpose Your Daily Updates into a Newsletter by on March 20, 2016 • views: 518
Weekly FX Newsletter – from your Daily Updates

Don’t have time to write a weekly newsletter?  Don’t worry.  You’ve already written it! Enclosed are 6 reasons you should be writing a weekly or monthly newsletter. Why not repurpose your daily FX updates and create a more in-depth weekly outlook that your business clients will look forward to?

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