Archive for November, 2010
I will be going on vacation next week. My first and only one week break this year (It’s been a busy one!)
I’ll be enjoy margaritas on this baby in 80 degree weather =)
See you in December!
You may have read that European bond spreads have widenend to record levels but how bad is that really? To put everything into perspective, investors are demanding more premium to lend to Ireland, Portugal and Spain than to emerging countries in Europe and Asia. To be more specific, these 3 European countries that [...]
Rule #1 of Investing DON’T LOSE MONEY Rule #2 of Investing SEE RULE #1 Warren Buffett Warren Buffett will be forever known as one of the greatest investing geniuses of all time. Most traders and investors are in sheer awe of his accomplishments and do not even try to emulate his approach to the markets [...]
I was on the Business News Network an hour ago talking about Korea, Ireland and other factors impacting currencies. Click on the image to access the video from BNN.
Over the weekend, the U.K. announced that they are willing to offer Ireland a direct loan of GBP7 billion. With a large budget deficit of its own and the prospect of austerity measures that is expected to dampen growth, many critics have wondered if the U.K.’s government’s proactive offer is in the country’s best [...]
The exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea is the biggest story in the financial markets today. Investors never respond well to geopolitical tensions and in the case of forex, they usually react to geopolitical risks by dumping the currencies of the countries in question. As a result, the South Korean [...]
In this weekend’s NY Times, there was a great chart on the inflation trends in the U.S. compared to the inflation trend in Japan after its bubble burst in the early 1990s. The 2 charts look eerily similar and explain why U.S. policymakers have been so adamant about preventing inflation because if price pressures [...]
Over what has surely been a long weekend for Irish policymakers, the government finally caved – accepting aid from the EU and IMF. The announcement stabilized the euro and caused the currency to gap higher against the U.S. dollar on Sunday. Foreign exchange traders have been counting down the hours to an Irish [...]
Follow me on Twitter @fxflow as I analyze the market in real time. On my flight to Dubai I lost my Blackberry on the plane. While there I managed to blow out the transformer to my laptop. When I came back, the super in my apartment building forgot to plaster the walls of my bedroom, [...]
I was on CNBC last night talking about the Chinese rate hike, European sovereign debt worries and other factors relating to the forex market. Here’s the clip