Currency Trading

Some investors think the European currency is close to bottoming out versus the greenback, but euro-dollar volatility could push it lower.
To avoid lopsided risk, the central banks of developing countries are buying G-10 currencies such as Australian and Canadian dollars.
Strategists disagree about whether the U.K. currency will keep appreciating on the back of an improving economy.
Recent interest rate cuts by the European Central Bank may push Sweden’s central bank to limit the krona’s appreciation.
Integral’s system offers investors an alternative to the popular London fix, which is based on relatively limited currency trading data.
Rabobank’s Jane Foley says it’s a dramatic change from where we were two years ago — but while central banks have helped the euro gain against the U.S. dollar, its run may end soon.
Low volatility and China’s big trade surplus could help keep the currency rising against the U.S. dollar this year, says HSBC’s Paul Mackel.
The scandal involving alleged manipulation of foreign exchange prices has prompted calls to adjust the timing of the daily 4 p.m. fixing.
Firms specializing in foreign exchange now offer institutional investors beta strategies that can lower equity risk and diversify portfolios.
Foreign exchange traders are reaching for multiple currencies to deal with the likelihood that the dollar will keep climbing through 2013.