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Greenback’s Recovery is Intact

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marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 21, 2017

The prospect of tax reform and a Fed hike in December, with expectations of more next year,helped lift the dollar broadly last week. Although the Japanese election and ECB meeting lie ahead, the fundamental backdrop for dollar looks constructive. […]

Tax Prospects Lift Rates and Dollar Ahead of Weekend

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marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 20, 2017

The US Senate approved a budget resolution that is a necessary step toward using a parliamentary maneuver that prevents the Democrats to block tax reform by filibuster. This has helped spur dollar gains against all the major currencies and […]

What a Gold-Backed Yuan and Cryptocurrencies May Mean for the Dollar

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mises.org / Doug French / October 20, 2017

Amoungst all the crypto news this, and crypto news that, was a tiny item appearing in the Nikkei Asian Review on September 1st. Reporting from Denpasar, Indonesia, Damon Evans wrote, “China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures […]

Own this currency [no, it’s not a cryptocurrency]

sovereignman.com / Simon Black / October 18, 2017

With the nearly daily moves to record highs among the hundreds of cryptocurrencies that currently exist, talking about ‘regular’ currencies seems about as out-of-fashion as that hideous shoulder pad trend from the 1980s.

[Millennial readers: see here if you’re confused.]

But there are actually a few […]

Gold Is In A Dangerous Spot

news.goldseek.com / By Avi Gilburt / Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Of late, I have seen many articles postulating what moves gold up or down. We have heard all the old reasons being put forth from GDP, to a hedge against market volatility to interest rates, to the US Dollar, and many more. Unfortunately, market […]

NAFTA Worries Take Toll, Yellen’s Best Guess Supports Greenback

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 17, 2017

(Greetings from San Francisco, where I will be speaking at a CFA seminar on currencies tomorrow. The rebuilding from destruction of the of hurricanes in Texas and the Southeast US have already begun and the distortion to US high frequency data is seen nearly every […]

The Death Of Petrodollars & The Coming Renaissance Of Macro Investing

zerohedge.com / by John Curran via Barrons / Oct 14, 2017

The petrodollar system is being undermined by exponential growth in technology and shifting geopolitics. What comes next is a paradigm shift…

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In the summer of 1974, Treasury Secretary William Simon traveled to Saudi Arabia and secretly struck a momentous deal with the […]

US Dollar Outlook and What it Means for Gold

news.goldseek.com / By Jordan Roy-Byrne CMT, MFTA / Friday, 13 October 2017

The US Dollar Index (USDI) bottomed in September a hair below 91.00 and has recently rallied up to 94. We were skeptical Gold would break its 2016 highs as it failed to show strong performance in the wake of the USDI’s decline to […]

Walmart Spikes, Is Amazon Doomed?

market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / 2017-10-12

Walmart has said they expect a 40% e-commerce increase (in dollar terms) over the next 12 months.

Here’s my view on them vis-a-vis Out-Amazoning Amazon: Amazon is in trouble. Serious trouble.

WalMart has done a lot with their online presence of late. Further, and far more importantly, they […]

Print till it Dies

milesfranklin.com / by Miles Franklin, Ltd / Oct 11, 2017

The US Dollar has had a wonderful run in its life time. Not too many fiat currencies have had the ability to sustain its usage for as long as this mighty experiment has and all who have reported on this instrument of trade are pretty […]

World is turning its back on the dollar, Saxo Bank FX strategist writes

gata.org / By David Reid / Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A combination of geopolitical pressures could spark the end of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, according to the head of foreign exchange strategy at Saxo Bank.

In a quarterly outlook note titled “The World Is Turning Its Back on the Almighty […]

Markets Looking for a New Focus

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 11, 2017

The US dollar is consolidating after retreating since reversing lower following the US jobs data at the end of last week. While the greenback has largely been confined to yesterday’s ranges against the major currencies, the euro has made a marginal new high, briefly trading […]

Dollar Pullback Extended

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 10, 2017

The US dollar’s advance faltered before the weekend after rise average hourly earnings and a new cyclical low in unemployment and underemployment initially fueled greenback buying. There is no doubt the data was skewed by the storms, though the upward revision to the August hourly […]

Stocks Up and Yields Down

news.goldseek.com / By Keith Weiner / Monday, 9 October 2017

Many gold bugs make an implicit assumption. Gold is good, therefore it will go up. This is tempting but wrong (ignoring that gold does not go anywhere, it’s the dollar that goes down). One error is in thinking that now you have discovered a truth, […]

Escalating Feud: Turkish Lira Slumps Following Tit-for-Tat Visa Restrictions with US

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 9, 2017

Last week, Turkey arrested Metin Topuz, a US consulate employee in Istanbul. Turkey accuses Topuz of having links to Pennsylvania-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Following the arrest, the US placed visa restrictions on Turkish citizens seeking to enter the US. When Turkey responded in kind […]

Forces of Movement

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 8, 2017

Over the past few weeks, the markets have come to accept the likelihood of a December Fed hike. US interest rates have adjusted. The pricing of December Fed funds futures contract is consistent with around an 80% chance of a hike. The two-year yield is […]

Greyerz – China & Russia Positioning To Collapse US Dollar As Global Financial War Heats Up

kingworldnews.com / October 07, 2017

With continued uncertainty around the globe, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, told King World News that China and Russia are positioning to collapse the US dollar as global financial war heats up.

The End Of The US […]

Sterling and Aussie Weakness Featured in the Otherwise Becalmed FX Market

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 5, 2017

The US dollar is mostly little changed as the broad consolidation that has emerged this week continues. The two powerful forces that have emerged–expectation of a Fed hike at the end of the year and European political challenges–appear to have reached a tentative equilibrium. Meanwhile, […]

From the Crap You Can’t Make up File – Equifax gets Fraud Prevention Contract from IRS

johngaltfla.com / by John Galt / October 3, 2017

I swear you just can not make this crap up any more.

From Politico’s website tonight:

IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax

Yes, seriously.

The same IRS that handles all of your private information just gave a no-bid multi-million dollar contract to the […]

Gold Gains As Dollar Dives On Asian Open

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 3, 2017

With China still enjoying their National Golden Week holiday, it appears the algos are unable to maintain their normal patterns of behavior…

Instead of the ubiquitous rise in USDJPY, sparking risk-on sentiment for all to follow, tonight USDJPY is falling at the open and […]

Consolidative Tone in FX Continues

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 4, 2017

The US dollar has a softer tone today, and it was that way even for the European PMI. The greenback eased further after the upside momentum faded yesterday. The heavier tone in Asia seemed spurred by a hedge fund manager’s call that Minneapolis Fed President, […]

Summary of IMF’s COFER Report

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 3, 2017

The IMF published its quarterly central bank reserve data. It is now updated through the second quarter. The dollar value of global reserves rose to $11.12 trillion. It represents about a $218.5 bln increase in the quarter and $150.1 bln since the end of Q2 […]

Dollar Upbeat to Start Fourth Quarter

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 2, 2017

The US dollar is broadly higher as the quarter-end positioning losses seen at the end of last week area reversed. Developments in the US are seen as dollar positive, while the Catalonia-Madrid conflict, and slightly softer EMU manufacturing PMI weighs on the euro. The UK […]

Greenback’s Weekly Technical Condition Suggests Medium-Term Trend has Changed

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / October 1, 2017

The dollar’s technical tone is nuanced. The short-run advance may have a bit more room to extend, but many of the daily technical studies are getting stretched. However, the technical indicators of the weekly bar charts are considerably more constructive. The general takeaway is that […]

Dollar’s Gains Pared, but Set to Snap Six Month Losing Streak Against the Euro

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 29, 2017

Supported by a sharp rise in interest rates and ideas of tax reform, the US dollar is closing one of its best months of the year. The Dollar Index is snapping a six-month decline, and the euro’s monthly advance since February is ending. This month, […]