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Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

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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

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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

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

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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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When will the FED Tighten?

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When will the FED Tighten?

Speculation is at fever pitch as to when the FED will raise interest rates.  Most market participants believe the hike will occur in 2015, either during the June or September FED meeting.  This means, keep an eye on

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The Search for Yield: The U.S. Dollar weakens, will U.S. stocks Rise or Fall?

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The Search for Yield:  The U.S. Dollar weakens, will U.S. stocks Rise or Fall?

Recent dollar weakness has halted the stock market’s huge bull run; which was driven largely by yield-chasing investors pouring money into dividend-paying stocks.  Has the great migration of capital to the U.S. ended? Will the dollar weaken, as a result? 

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