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Effects of the North Korea–US Tension on Investors
Rising North Korea tensions In the last two months, tensions between the United and North Korea have continued to escalate, with both sides refusing to back down. North Korea has initiated a series of missile and nuclear tests, worsening tension in the region, and the US president has responded to these tests with strong warnings. […]
Why the Euro Is Turning Out to Be a Preferred Safe Haven
Volatility in the currency markets spiked after news of the North Korean missile launch on August 29. Demand for safe haven currencies like the Japanese yen (FXY) and Swiss franc (FXF) picked up in the Asian session.
North Korea Tensions: Will Demand for Safe Havens Rise?
In the financial markets, there are a few financial assets whose demand increases dramatically in times of uncertainty.
Risk Aversion Back in Focus as North Korea Fires another Missile
Expectations for a lower level of volatility in the last week of summer were shattered as North Korea fired another missile on Tuesday morning.
Washington or Wyoming: What Will Drive Markets This Week?
The last two weeks have been eventful for financial markets (SPY).
Do Financial Markets Have Another Tense Week Ahead?
Equity markets in the US and across the globe reported heavy losses as risk aversion set in.
Will the Japanese Yen Appreciate Further This Week?
The Japanese yen (JYN) was back in demand as geopolitical tensions took center stage last week.
A Lesson from Currency Markets during Geopolitical Tensions
Last week’s rising geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea turned the tide for the yen. The Swiss franc also appreciated.
How Are Safe Havens Faring in This North Korea Fear?
The safe havens that benefit the most in times of uncertainty include gold (GLD) and U.S. Treasuries (GOVT).
Will the US Dollar Rally before the FOMC Meeting?
The dollar managed to turn around from lower levels last week as risks from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony and the ECB’s policy statement subsided.
How the Weak Jobs Data Could Spell Doom for the US Dollar
The US dollar came into focus after the weak US jobs data on June 2. The payroll data was a negative surprise, with only 138,000 jobs being added in May.
What the Falling US Dollar Could Indicate for Investors
The US dollar (UUP) has continued to lose its value with respect to its trading partners. The US Dollar Index fell 1.6% in the week ended May 26, 2017.
Is the US Dollar the Only Positive for US Economy Right Now?
The US dollar (UUP) continued to trend lower against its trading partners with the US Dollar Index (DXY) losing 2.1% in the week ending May 19, 2017.
How Currencies Have Reacted since the Brexit Decision
The British pound (FXB) (GBB) is trading at 31-year low of 1.25 as of February 2017, its lowest level since 1985. The currency fell ~11% in 2016.
Macros Indicate Strong Swiss Franc, SNB Might Have Other Plans
The Swiss franc had a volatile start to 2015. The euro-Swiss franc ceiling was taken out by the SNB ahead of the ECB’s decision to go for easing.
Swiss Franc Fell, Followed the KOF Economic Barometer
The Swiss franc fell against the US dollar on December 23, 2015, after an unexpected drop in the KOF barometer—a leading economic indicator.
Swiss Franc Fell after Swiss National Bank Maintained Rates
The US dollar to the Swiss franc currency pair, which is inversely related to the Swiss franc, rose on December 10, 2015.
Swiss Franc Unaffected by Lower-than-Expected GDP Data
The Swiss franc was trading slightly higher versus the US dollar on December 1, 2015, even as the GDP reports pointed toward slowing growth in the Swiss economy.
Swiss Franc Falls on Lower Inflation and Dovish SNB
The Chairman of the Swiss National Bank, Thomas Jordan, made a dovish statement on Tuesday, stating that the Swiss franc remains significantly overvalued.
Swiss Franc Falls as Manufacturing and Retail Sales Slump
The Swiss franc depreciated against the US dollar by 0.4% on October 1, 2015, as August retail sales released below expectations.
Swiss Franc Rises as the GDP Releases on a Positive Note
The Swiss franc rose against the US dollar on August 28, 2015. Better-than-expected GDP (gross domestic product) figures lifted the sentiment for the franc.