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Currencies 2018: Who are the Gainers and the Losers YTD?

Currencies 2018: Who are the Gainers and the Losers YTD? 1200 595 AltReturns

La versione italiana è disponibile dopo quella in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION 2018 has been a though year for emerging markets, as witnessed by the performances of their respective currencies. The worst one has been Turkish lira that, because of the internal political turmoil, had lost 41.2% YTD against the US Dollar and 34.2% YTD against…

British Pound: the Future is on May’s Shoulders

British Pound: the Future is on May’s Shoulders 1200 740 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo è disponibile dopo il testo in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION Theresa May has survived a week of political turmoil with markets awaiting for news on the Brexit deal. According to the press, conservative party parliamentarians have not submitted yet enough letters to trigger the confidence vote (42 over the required 48). For this reason…

Brazilian Real Boosted by Bolsonaro Win

Brazilian Real Boosted by Bolsonaro Win 1200 800 AltReturns

Jair Bolsonaro swept to power in Brazil’s presidential election Sunday, marking a hard pivot to the right that promises to open up the resource-rich economy to private investment, strengthen ties to the U.S. and unleash an aggressive crackdown on epidemic crime. The former army captain trounced Fernando Haddad, a leftist former Sao Paulo mayor whose…

“Top 5” Emerging Countries Currencies Last Week Review

“Top 5” Emerging Countries Currencies Last Week Review 1200 800 AltReturns

Emerging countries currencies have been one of the worst asset classes in 2018. Let’s see the current situation about the most relevant ones: the Chinese Yuan, the Brazilian Real, the South African Rand, the Indian Rupee and the Russian Ruble. Let’s take a closer look to the most recent news from the web: Chinese Yuan:…

Brazilian real hits highest rate against dollar in five weeks

Brazilian real hits highest rate against dollar in five weeks 1200 794 AltReturns

This article on Brazilian real has been published on Yahoo Finance on the 28th September 2018. Brazil’s currency dipped under four reals to the dollar for the first time in five weeks at close on Thursday as the markets reacted favorably to the emergence of two clear presidential election frontrunners. The real closed at 3.99 just…

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Hong Kong Intervenes to Defend Peg Against the US Dollar

Hong Kong Intervenes to Defend Peg Against the US Dollar 1200 807 AltReturns

This article on Hong Kong dollar has been written by Fion Li & Emma Dai and published on Bloomberg on the 26th of August Hong Kong Intervenes again… Hong Kong intervened again to defend its currency peg as the greenback rallied after U.S.-China trade talks yielded no progress. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought HK$1.77 billion ($225 million)…

Emerging Markets Currencies Rout: Is It Over Yet?

Emerging Markets Currencies Rout: Is It Over Yet? 2000 1365 AltReturns

This article on emerging markets currencies has been written by Kathy Jones and published on Schwab.com on the 23rd of August 2018. When the easy money ends So far, 2018 has been a tough year for emerging markets. EM bonds and currencies have posted steep losses year to date. The most recent bout of weakness was…

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It’s High Time to Hedge Euro Weakness, Judging by ETF Flows

It’s High Time to Hedge Euro Weakness, Judging by ETF Flows 1280 853 AltReturns

This article on iShares Currency Hedged ETF flows has been written by Yacob Peterseil & Olivia Schaber and published on Bloomberg on the 15th of August 2018. iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF inflows up $203 mln U.S. investors spooked by the caving euro are getting their hedges on. A record $203 million was added to the iShares…

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Rupee in a Free Fall, Hits Fresh All-Time Low of 70.32 Level Against Dollar

Rupee in a Free Fall, Hits Fresh All-Time Low of 70.32 Level Against Dollar 1200 797 AltReturns

This article on India Rupee has been written by Aseem Thapliyal and published on Business Today on the 15th of August 2018. The rupee fell to a fresh record low in opening trade today with investor sentiment affected by a widening trade deficit on the domestic front and the broad rise in the US dollar compared to…

Turkey’s Currency Crisis Rages on as Lira Sinks Again

Turkey’s Currency Crisis Rages on as Lira Sinks Again 1200 799 AltReturns

This article on Turkish Lira has been written by Jethro Mullen and published on CNN.com on the 24th of July 2018. Turkey’s currency dropped again Monday as the country wrestled with a crisis that has rattled markets around the world. The Turkish lira plunged as much as 11% against the dollar after markets opened in Asia…

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