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Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for more than 25 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks.

Chandler attended North Central College for undergraduate work, where he majored in political science and the ... more

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Equities Stall While Greenback Remains Firm
The S&P 500 snapped a four-day advance yesterday, and equities in the Asia Pacific followed suit. All the markets in the region were lower but in Australia.
EC QT Is Not The Opposite Of QE
The Federal Reserve has long been clear on the sequence of events as it innovated the playbook during the Great Financial Crisis.
Dollar Buying Pressure Subsides
The Dollar Index's eight-day advance is in jeopardy. Although the greenback recorded new highs against some major currencies, the momentum appears to be stalling.
Dollar Starts New Week On Firm Note
Lifted by the re-opening of Chinese markets after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, global equities are trading firmer.
Dollar Outlook: Almost There
The US dollar rose against all the major currencies last week.
EC Little Resolution In The Week Ahead
Besides Brexit and trade, a third issue that will remain unresolved in the days ahead is the state of the global economy.
Noise Or Signal?
The US economy has slowed, and even if the US government shutdown and poor weather sap growth in Q1, a recession is still not the most likely scenario.
Dollar Index Seven-Day Advance Is The Longest In Two Years
As North American traders return to their posts to put the finishing touches on the week's activity, the Dollar Index is extending its advance for a seventh consecutive session.
Dollar's Gains Extended
The five-day advance of the S&P 500 stalled yesterday and global equities are mixed today.
Dollar Gains By Default
The rally in equities is threatening to pause today, even though the few markets open in Asia edged higher.
Greenback Remains Firm - Tuesday, Feb. 5
The US dollar is little firmer against most of the major currencies.
Subdued Start To Quiet Week
The Lunar New Year celebration made for a quiet Asian session while a light diary in Europe saw subdued turnover. Equity markets are narrowly mixed.
Is The Trend Your Friend Or Fade The Break?
Recognizing that there is no substitute for disciplined risk management, on balance, we are more inclined to see the dollar ranges hold and for it to return within them where the ranges have broken.
The Week Ahead Is Mostly About Digestion
The one-two punch of robust jobs growth and an upbeat surprise from the ISM, helped by a large rise in new orders, boosted yields off their lows, but prices seem rich unless the economy or inflation weaken significantly.
February Forex Outlook
The Dollar Index has been softer over the past two months, only rising one week in December and one week in January. It has been confined to about 100 points on either side of roughly 96.15 where it finished last year.
Short Note On Jobs Report
The January employment report was mixed. It is unlikely to have a material impact on expectations for Fed policy. However, it does suggest the downside risks may not materialize.
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