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European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Has China Boarded the Train?

October 28, 2011

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As part of a plan to lower Greece’s debt burden, and to try and contain the two year European Union crisis, it has been reported that euro zone leaders have come to an agreement with private banks and insurers.  The agreement imposes upon those banks and insurers to accept a 50% loss on their holdings […]

Don’t look to China to lead the world out of it’s economic woes

October 14, 2011

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For many years and through many recessions, the United States’ economy was the steam engine for the world. It was joked that when the US caught a cold, the rest of the world got the flu. But what happens when the US economy gets the flu?  With economic globalization, the symptoms for regional recessions and […]

The Japanese Yen – Carry Trade or Safe Haven Currency?

August 31, 2011

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Currency Carry Trade – A strategy in which investors sell a certain currency with a relatively low interest rate and uses the funds to purchase a different currency yielding a higher interest rate and investment opportunities. Safe Haven Currency – A currency that attracts capital investment and speculation flows, in times of uncertainty and disruptive […]

Foreign Exchange Market Roller Coaster

July 8, 2011

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Years ago there was an old adage proclaiming that “Britannia Rules the Waves”.  It referred to the era when The British Empire ruled supreme on the seven seas and thus extended its influence all around the world. Today, when speaking of the world’s financial stability, the adage should be “Uncertainty Rules the Waves”.  The stock, […]

Foreign Exchange International Update

June 6, 2011

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The US economic recovery is not doing too well.  This week, initial jobless claims were higher than expected and consumer confidence fell….again.  We are a 70% consumer driven economy.  When the consumer is spending their limited income on gasoline and food, they have less disposable funds left for other purchases and thus US manufacturing for new orders were lower in April. Worker productivity and output fell […]

IMEX’s Choice of Articles about Foreign Exchange week of Feb. 7 2011

February 7, 2011

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Here are IMEX’s Monday Morning Suggestions.  Start your week off by being informed.  Thanks for using IMEX as your trusted source for International Foreign Exchange Information and Services. Joel Borshof President, IMEX 1) The present stabilization of the euro vs the US dollar on the foreign exchange markets are providing strength to the currency and […]

IMEX’s Choice of Articles about Foreign Exchange week of Jan. 31 2011

January 31, 2011

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Here are IMEX’s Monday Morning Suggestions.  Start your week off by being informed.  Thanks for using IMEX as your trusted source for International Foreign Exchange Information and Services. Joel Borshof President, IMEX 1- This last weekend, it has been all about Egypt and the protests and demonstrations. The US dollar and the Japanese Yen have […]