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01Feb 17

FED Meeting – What to look for?

The FED meeting today is important for setting up future rate moves.  I would pay less attention to the data and more attention to the tone of the language. Regarding…

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26Jan 17

Mexican Geo-Political Risk

Having approached the NAFTA issue with very hardball tactics and striking at the sensibilities of the Mexicans with the implementation of the wall along the Mexican border, has increased tensions.…

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26Jan 17

NAFTA Negotiation Forecast

The new Trump administration has met with auto executives recently.  He has threatened a 35% tax on imports from Mexico. Yesterday, without notifying the Mexican delegation, Trump and his press…

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26Jan 17

Increasing Risk – US and China

The coming trade friction and quite possibly geopolitical tensions between the US and China should be taken seriously by market players.  In our opinion, this risk has increased. As a…

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26Jan 17

FED Rate Forecast for 2017

Our forecast for future rate hikes by the FED in 2017 depend on inflationary pressures arising from the new economic policies of Trump.  In general, inflation seems to be picking…

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02Jan 17

CB-Index™ December 2016

CB-INDEX™   December 2016 Policy rates are still negative in 3 developed markets - Japan, Switzerland and Sweden. Rate changes in develped markets, US FED raises by 0.25 and ECB extends…

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