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Investors Need To Understand The Relationship Between The US Dollar And Commodities

If you want to know what happened in 2014 with regard to gold and oil, it's important to appreciate the inverse relationship between the U.S. dollar and commodities. The following chart is a good place to start:<p>Whereas total returns for the S&P 500 Index and 10-Year Treasury bond stayed relatively …

3 Ways a Strong Dollar Impacts the Global Economy

By<p>November 27, 2014<p>In recent months, the rising dollar has become a key theme in financial markets. Currency movements have always been complicated …

The strong dollar: Your enemy or friend?

Next to the collapse in the price of oil, the macroeconomic event of the year is clearly the return of King Dollar.<p>The U.S. dollar, measured against …

Who’s Afraid of the Rising Dollar? Not the Thriving U.S. Economy

Don’t believe everything you hear about the corrosive effect a more expensive dollar has on corporate America. U.S. businesses and the world’s …

DOLLAR INDEX SPOT (DXY) Spot Rate - Bloomberg Markets

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Why is the US dollar gaining ground? - The Daily Reckoning

<b>- By Bill Bonner</b><p>Bill Bonner<p>Rancho Santana, Nicaragua<p>Dear Diary,<p>The Dow put in a good turnaround yesterday and Thursday, with another 225 increase …

The Surging US Dollar Poses A Major Threat To Overleveraged EM Currencies

With the US Dollar at a 12-year high, overleveraged EM currencies look extremely vulnerable. Since 2008, EM financial assets have nearly doubled to $47 trillion, mostly in the form of debt. All kinds of debt. Outstanding loans, corporate bonds, government bonds, you name it.<p>This shouldn’t be a …

The bull case for the US dollar rests on two legs

<b>A combination of factors has frayed the consensus about the trajectory of Fed policy and the strength of the US economy.</b> Weakness in retail sales and the decline in hourly earnings helped swing the pendulum of market sentiment. The FOMC statement, which added a new concern about international …

Let's Take A Minute To Think About The Massive Rally In The US Dollar

A key reason is monetary policy, as the Federal Reserve is widely expected to begin increasing interest rates next year. True, the market has already begun to price in a Fed hiking cycle. But Credit Suisse expects the central bank to be more hawkish in 2015 than the market does, forecasting the …

The Annotated History of US Dollar Debauchery

With everyone and their pet rabbit convinced the US Dollar strength continues, we thought some <b>longer-term context on the 'strength' of the dollar</b> was …

US Non-Farm Payrolls Explode | US Dollar Gains On The News

How investors are protecting themselves against the booming US dollar

This is especially good news for those of us who are looking to travel abroad this year. In fact, I'll be booking my European vacation tickets shortly after finishing this Blog post.<p>If you're not planning any big trips, but are invested in the market, you will likely feel the effects of a stronger …

The US dollar is the most crowded trade in the world

And over the last several months, this has been among the best trades in the world.<p>However, in a note to clients on Friday, Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg asks if maybe it isn't time for this trade to take a breather.<p>Here's Rosenberg:<p>"There are certainly plenty of reasons why the greenback should …

US dollar weighs on Zimbabwe's economy

A street vendor in Harare counts the new 'hard' currency. (Philimon Bulawayo, Reuters)<p>The “dollarisation” of Zimbabwe’s economy was largely welcomed: …

The US Dollar is Breaking Out Against Every Major Currency

Stocks are living in a fantasy world. The S&P 500 continues to trade in a range. The bigger picture shows the index forming a sloppyg Head and …