Entries Categorized as 'US Economy'

Top Forex Themes for 2016

Date December 28, 2015

Top Forex Themes for 2016 Since the next two weeks are generally the quietest periods in the financial markets, we want to take this opportunity to think longer term and share with you our currency forecasts for 2016. We’ll start with an initial review of the top themes and explore them in further detail as […]

Is Buying Dollars in 2016 a Smart or Foolish Trade?

Date December 28, 2015

Is Buying Dollars in 2016 a Smart or Foolish Trade? 2015 has been a great year for the U.S. dollar but with only 5 trading days left many investors are wondering if being long dollars in 2016 is still a smart trade. December has been a difficult month for the greenback with dollar bulls struggling […]

EUR 2016 Outlook – Forget About Parity

Date December 28, 2015

EUR 2016 Outlook – Forget About Parity By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of BKAsset Management Six years after the financial crisis and the European Central Bank is still struggling to turn around their economy. As recently as December, they increased stimulus in a desperate attempt to revive growth and drive inflation higher. This illustrates how […]

British Pound and the Defining Issues for 2016

Date December 28, 2015

British Pound and the Defining Issues for 2016 By Kathy Lien, Managing Director for BK Asset Management 2016 will be a defining year for the British pound – a year when politics will overshadow economics. Considering that sterling ended the year near 7 month lows against the U.S. dollar, some of our readers may find […]

Could America Really Lose Its Triple A Rating?

Date May 13, 2009

In today’s Financial Times, there is an op-ed article by David Walker, the CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation pondering the possibility of the U.S. losing its prized AAA credit rating. The paper focuses on a warning that was issued by rating agency Moody’s months ago. Moody’s has not issued a new warning, yet […]