What’s next for the Dollar and Currencies? Updated Merk Outlook August 2013

In the short to medium term, the U.S. dollar and currencies are heavily influenced by the actions of the Fed. As the Fed may be reading tealeaves as much as anyone else, we may be facing particularly high policy uncertainty that, in turn, reflects on elevated volatility in the bond and currency markets. The good news is that this may yield opportunities for the prudent investor.

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Dollar At Risk? Case for Managing Currency Risk

The “cleanest” dirty shirt, the U.S. dollar, is down versus the euro so far this year; and was down last year. If this is a strong dollar environment, are investors prepared for a weak one? With plenty of dirty laundry in the world, we ponder how investors might be able to profit from actively managing currency risk.

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Market Wrap: 7 June 2013 – US equities remain in uptrend, palladium decouples from other precious metals & the Aussie dollar drops sharply

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on the Wilshire 5000, West Texas Intermediate crude oil, palladium, and the Australian dollar.

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Weak US Jobs Data & Ignoring Indian Move Leaves Gold “in Tight Range” as China’s Imports Fall

Gold bullion traded for London delivery rose back through $1400 for the fifth day running on Wednesday morning, rising as the US Dollar slipped following weaker-than-expected jobs data. Gold priced in the Euro ticked higher to €1075 per ounce, but was unchanged for the week so far in terms of Pounds Sterling below £914.

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