Currencies

The Global Reach of the Volatility Crash

Aside from the high likelihood of keeping that premium you sold, another benefit of the ultra-low depths that the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) keeps...
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Are Japanese Markets Signaling Risk Off?

If there's any developed market evocative of the shift in tone between 2013 and 2014, it's Japanese Equities. After a blistering 57% rise (it's...
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3 Charts Highlighting Importance Of US Dollar 80 Level

The US Dollar is currently trading at a very interesting level.  The US Dollar 80 level has acted as a major pivot area in...

Chartology: Forex Pairs On Watch

Like equity markets, foreign exchange is replete with major patterns poised to break out or break down in the near-term.  Here's a wide-ranging, multi...
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US Dollar On The Brink?

I’m an avid watcher of the US Dollar. One of the reasons I like to monitor the US Dollar is because it can provide...
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EUR/USD Pushes Higher Toward Major Technical Decision

EUR/USD smashed higher this morning after Eurostat's Flash CPI estimate pegged the Euro Area's annualized inflation rate for a third consecutive reading at 0.8%.  Though...
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NFP Risk Off? Metals, US Treasuries, Yen On the Uptick

It's no secret that the much-maligned precious metals complex, belly-to-long end of the US Treasury yield curve and the carry trade-funding Japanese Yen have...

2014: See It Market Insights

From the very beginning, 2014 seems determined to assert its independence from 2013's steady and timeworn market themes.  Active investors enter the New Year...
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7 Defining Charts for 2014

With everyone offering up lists of 14 for 2014, I decided to follow a less ambitious but still mathematically justified route (2+0+1+4) with a...

The Japanese Yen: Making History

What if I told you the Japanese Yen is the most heavily long-term oversold it has been in a generation? In the post-WWII era, the...

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