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As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended September 4, NET LENGTH of USD index dropped -1 085 contracts to 33 486 contracts for the week. Both speculative long and short positions increased. During...
Since our last discussion in May, the financial situation in Argentina has not improved. Rather, it has deteriorated rapidly over the past few months. Last week, President Mauricio Macri announced that he had asked the IMF to accelerate disbursement...
There is a comeback of concerns over Italy’s financial situation as next year’s fiscal budget would soon be revealed. As an election promise, the populist M5S/League coalition government could likely propose a number of expansionary measures including tax cut...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 28, NET LENGTH of USD index added +449 contracts for 34 571 contracts for the week. Both speculative long and short positions dropped, suggesting the...
The market is thrilled by comments from Michel Barnier, EU chief negotiator on Brexit, who noted that the EU is “prepared to offer Britain a partnership such as there never has been with any other third country”. We do...
The US and Mexico announced that they have reached a bilateral trade deal. Notwithstanding the facts that the preliminary agreement does not involve Canada and lacks details, and the US Congress would not vote on it until next year,...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 21, NET LENGTH of USD index rose +2 089 contracts for 34 122 contracts for the week. However, this was driven by the decline in...
While it is not a practice for Fed chairs to offer hints on the monetary policy outlook at the annual Jackson Hole symposium, their speeches at the event have always caught market attentions and sometimes move the market. At...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 14, NET LENGTH of USD index increased further, by +1 931 contracts, to 30 102 for the week. This was driven by the fact that...
Sharp moderation of Hong Kong GDP growth in 2Q18 and the recent intervention by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to prevent HKD from weakening below 7.85 against USD have once again revealed the challenge facing Hong Kong –...
Selloff in Turkish lira and euro has stabilized but the worst is not yet over. As we mentioned in the previous report, the ultimate reason for lira’s slide is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's failed economic and monetary policy. The...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 7, speculative long positions increased +1 039 contracts in USD index futures, while shorts dropped -607 contracts, resulting in an increase in NET LENGTH to...
While US sanctions against Turkey have dominated news headlines, recent selloff of Turkish lira is a vote of dissent to the policy of the new government. After his “re-election”, President Tayyip Erdogan has grabbed tighter control of the economic...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended July 31, traders trimmed bets on USD index (DXY) futures. Speculative long positions slid -372 contracts while shorts declined -3 557 contracts, resulting in an increase...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended July 24, bets on a higher US dollar increased modestly by +1 818 contracts. However, thanks to a -4 529 reduction in short positions, NET LENGTH...
While the optimists suggest that the latest political turmoil in the UK has increased the chance of a “soft" Brexit which is positive for UK’s economic outlook and the British pound, we see ongoing uncertainty in the negotiations with...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended July 3, bets for US dollar increased modestly on both sides. Speculative long positions for USD Index (DXY) futures added +2 399 contracts while shorts added +1...
Andres Manual Lopex Obrador (a.k.a. AMLO), leader of the leftist National Regeneration Movemen (MORENA), won the presidency with landslide victory at Mexico’s general election held last Sunday. Gaining 53% of the vote, his support is far higher than his...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 26, bets for US dollar trimmed on both sides as the DXY index rose to a one-year higher on June 21. Speculative long positions for USD...
Although Hong Kong dollar (HKD) had approached the weak side (7.85) of the trading band against US dollar (USD) in May and June, after HKMA’s intervention in April, the gap between HIBOR and LIBOR has narrowed significantly since then....
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