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RMB Impact on SDR Limited, but Reforms Acknowledged The plan to include China’s RMB in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies by the International Monetary Fund is likely to have a limited impact on a global scale; however, for China it has a stronger relevance ...
Strap In: GBP Volatility is Here to Stay Following Thursday’s Brexit vote, volatility in the currency markets could remain high through to the end of the year regardless of the outcome, said strategists on Profit & Loss’s webinar today. Although a vote for the UK to leave ...
Polls, Bookies Divided on Brexit Throughout the campaign leading up to the UK’s referendum on EU membership, which will be held this Thursday (June 23), there has often been a stark difference between the opinion polls and prices quoted by bookmakers. Generally, the polls suggest ...
Brexit: More Questions than Answers? As the referendum of whether or not Britain should leave the European Union edges closer there is still a huge amount of uncertainty regarding the outcome of the vote.  While the majority of UK polls predict a ‘leave’ vote, the ...
Betty Boo!

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Betty Boo!

It was almost inevitable and hindsight is a wonderful thing. For as Profit & Loss’s Colin Lambert wrote in his And Finally…column only this morning: “The sharp Sterling move we reported last week and I discussed in the midweek ...
Report: Why Did the OTC FX Market Shrink in 2015? The OTC FX market shrank by between 9-11% during 2015, according to a new report from Aite Group. According to the report, this change was largely driven by regulations that forced banks to restructure how they do business, including cutting prime ...
A Different Point of View

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A Different Point of View

At a time when new regulations, divergent central bank policies and changing technology are threatening to fundamentally change how the global FX market operates, a unique perspective on the world’s largest asset class is always welcome. This is why ...
Survey: Professionals Forecast UK to Remain in Europe In a new survey that polled 130 analysts, consultants, journalists, finance specialists, real-sector heads, policy-makers and portfolio managers, 75% forecast that the UK electorate will vote in favour of the UK remaining in the European Union (EU) in the 23rd June referendum. ...
Commodity Rally and Central Bank Dovishness Running Hand in Hand, For Now Dovish global central bank policy, led by the US Federal Reserve, and a rise in the global price of energy, metals and other commodities have been key drivers of the rally in global risk appetite since mid-January. Specifically, the US ...
Going for Gold

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Going for Gold

Back in 2009, a research team at Nomura put forth the theory that investors should treat commodities as currencies and apply macro tools such as carry, value and momentum trades. Creating a Macro Commodity Strategy (MaCS) based on this theory, the ...