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Seasonally NY is Near a Point to Favor Bears

A strong rally of the US dollar at the end of last week encouraged buying of risky assets driving equities and commodities higher. Words from one FOMC member saying that it would be reasonable to call for rate increases this year partially helped to trigger short-covering of dollar’s bears. Chinese exports above expectations in March […]

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The Brazilian Real Could Break R$ 4.00 Again

Janet Yellen composed her words in a more dovish tone to counterbalance the previous hawkish comments from some FED officials and a new sell off on the US dollar took the currency to a new low on the following sessions. On Friday the nonfarm payroll increased more than expected and the 0.1% higher labor force […]

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Global Energy Conference Report

I wanted to send a special update regarding the Global Energy Conference I am attending here in Geneva. This is A yearly conference that brings all major players of Petroleum, Natural Gas, Electricity, Power and Renewables Industries together to discuss current challenges and opportunities. Obviously, the big question and discussion is where Crude Oil is […]

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Dollar Falls and Attracts Buying in Commodities

The FOMC signaled a slower pace of normalization saying that interest rates will be hiked two times instead of the previous announced four times adjustment. While it seemed that the marketplace had priced fewer increases the reaction of the USD proved the contrary with the Dollar Index sharply falling to test the levels seen in […]

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Mixed Signals Could Cap the Rally

Mario Draghi surprised the markets saying that the ECB is done on lowering borrowing costs for now. Initially the reaction on the announced plan of lower rates and to increase the bond purchases making corporate bonds eligible was negative to the Euro, but after Draghi’s speech the currency reversed and had a strong rally of […]

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