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Microsoft’s Dollar Alarm Raises New Worry for Software Stocks

(Bloomberg) — Software makers that have been battered amid this year’s stock slump were dealt another blow this week when Microsoft Corp. warned of even more headwinds coming down the pike. The world’s largest software maker cut its profit forecast for the current quarter on Thursday and blamed the surging US dollar for an upcoming […]

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Putin Sends Russians on Wild Hunt for Dollars in Black Market

(Bloomberg) — As the ruble’s official exchange rate parts ways with its value on the street, dollars are becoming hard to find. For Boris, a doctor based in Moscow, the search got so desperate that he pondered a high-tech, and seemingly improbable, black-market scheme that a friend was pushing. After interacting with a bot via […]

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Dollar’s Strength Pushes World Economy Deeper Into Slowdown

(Bloomberg) — The soaring dollar is propelling the global economy deeper into a synchronized slowdown by driving up borrowing costs and stoking financial-market volatility — and there’s little respite on the horizon. A closely watched gauge of the greenback has risen 7% since January to a two-year high as the Federal Reserve embarks on an […]

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Usurping Dollar’s Dominance Over World Is a Near Impossible Task

(Bloomberg) — Dethroning the dollar is easier said than done. That’s the conclusion of investors after Washington’s freeze of Russia’s dollar holdings created fresh impetus among central bankers to rethink the security of access to foreign-exchange reserves. The move fueled speculation that countries such as China could redouble efforts to unshackle itself from greenback-denominated financial […]

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How & Why Oil Impacts The Canadian Dollar

The exchange rate between Canada and the U.S. is often strongly correlated to the price of oil. Over the long run, when the price of oil rises, the value of the Canadian dollar (also called the loonie) also usually rises relative to that of the U.S. dollar. That correlation can be directly attributed to the way Canada earns […]

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Weak U.S. Dollar

Sell Dollar for Everything Else Is Echoing Across Trading Rooms

(Bloomberg) — Sell the dollar and put money into assets such as emerging-market stocks and gold as the world’s economic recovery gathers steam, money managers say. A growing chorus of investors is betting the world’s reserve currency has reached a peak in a dramatic turnaround from a month ago when positioning in the greenback was […]

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Inflation
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Weak U.S. Dollar

Why a falling dollar signals ‘markets are in wonderland’ over inflation and Fed

The U.S. dollar is offering up an early 2022 head scratcher: Why does the currency keep falling even as traders aggressively pencil in as many as four interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve this year as it scrambles to rein in red-hot inflation? The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY a measure of the currency […]

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Bets That Fed Hikes May Peter Out Spur Inversions in Eurodollars

(Bloomberg) — Traders are increasingly betting that the Federal Reserve’s cycle of interest-rate hikes, which hasn’t even gotten underway yet, will fizzle out sooner rather than later. Parts of the curve for eurodollar futures, which among other things are used by traders to bet on the direction of central bank policy, have been inverting over […]

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Inflation
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Weak U.S. Dollar

Profiting From a Weak U.S. Dollar

Between 2003 and 2008, the value of the U.S. dollar fell compared to most major currencies. The depreciation accelerated during 2007 and 2008, impacting both domestic and international investments. Currently, the dollar is strong and is well above the average for the past 10 years. The dollar’s strength reflects a robust U.S. economy, low Federal Reserve […]

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