Charles Wallace • February 21, 2013
Foreign exchange traders can choose from a wide variety of currency indexes. They use these benchmarks, which take different approaches to weighting, to hedge investments and pursue carry trade and other strategies.
Jason Mitchell • February 19, 2013
High government deficit and low investment are slowing the economy while uncertainty over Chávez’s health fuels capital flight.
Charles Wallace • January 31, 2013
New electronic exchanges offer more trading options and tools to investors even as a handful of institutions tighten their grip on the interbank market.
Charles Wallace • December 28, 2012
Despite their increasingly global outlook, many institutional equity managers in the U.S. don’t bother to hedge against currency risk. Currency managers offer active and passive hedging programs to help them deal with this problem.
David Turner • December 27, 2012
To encourage business lending, the European Central Bank has cut its overnight deposit rate to zero. By the middle of next year, the ECB could push rates into negative territory, forcing institutional investors to take more risks with their cash holdings.
David Turner • December 01, 2012
Currency analysts warn that the Australian dollar may no longer be the monarch of risk-on currencies.
Rosalyn Retkwa • November 28, 2012
Currency gains add to appeal of emerging-markets funds that invest in locally denominated bonds.
David Turner • November 19, 2012
Forget the U.S. dollar, Swiss franc, pound sterling and Japanese yen. Analysts say the krone is the last safe haven currency.
Charles Wallace • November 19, 2012
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will have a big impact on the foreign exchange trade in nondeliverable forwards, which asset managers and corporations often use to hedge currency purchases.
David Turner • October 29, 2012
As China’s slowdown takes the gloss off Australia’s economy, New Zealand’s dollar looks like a good commodity play.
Charles Wallace • October 25, 2012
Internationally, more investors have exposure to Mexico’s currency than ever before. The biggest draw is that, unlike many other emerging-markets currencies, the peso is readily convertible.
Craig Mellow • October 20, 2012
A new deal will improve Russia’s clearing and settlement infrastructure and push Moscow closer to being an international financial center.
David Turner • September 23, 2012
ECB’s bond-buying efforts fuel speculation that the Swiss franc is ready to fall below Zurich central bank’s ceiling. But skeptics say the currency’s prospects are actually the reverse of that.
David Turner • August 24, 2012
Interest among hedge funds in the Norwegian krone has grown in the past few months. A precedent could be developing.
David Turner • August 17, 2012
Sterling is a safe-haven in a raging euro crisis. But how sustainable is the pound’s superhero status?
David Turner • August 13, 2012
How long will the Swedish krona continue to rise? And what — if anything — will the Swedish government do?
David Turner • August 07, 2012
Accepting negative rates on instruments denominated in strong currencies is a bet they’ll appreciate if the euro disappears. But that could be a riskier wager than it seems.
Charles Wallace • July 31, 2012
With the euro declining there ought to be a rush to the dollar. That has not panned out, however.
• July 18, 2012
Nuggets of wisdom from Tim Geithner, Hank Paulson, Bob Rubin, Bill Ackman, Leon Cooperman and others.
S.L. Mintz • July 13, 2012
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