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  • Euro to Drop to 1.20 Next Year

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank thinks that although the euro is trading at about 1.28 now, it could weaken to 1.20 to the greenback in 2013. This is because weakness in euro zone economies is likely to persist.

  • Healthcare cost

    Thanks to several rounds of cost cutting and new product launches, cash balances across the pharma sector are increasing — because one analyst said we should see more cash being returned to shareholders via dividend.

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    Currency investors got frisky in the third quarter and risk currencies rose, but this strategist senses a mood shift.

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    This week brings the first post-QE3 payroll report, and this strategist has a currency trading plan.

  • Is Rajoy Lost in Spain?

    Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Head of Treasury, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland says that in the short term, his worry is more about whether Madrid can take control of its debt situation, rather than whether a province will secede.

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    China's Golden Week is coming, and this strategist sees a trade with luster.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    The stress test for Spanish banks wasn't pretty, but this strategist sees a buying opportunity.

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    Spain's crisis budget lifts the euro and the Japanese go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Treasury secretaries usually extol the virtues of a strong dollar - but not this time.

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    The Chilean peso has been on a tear, but this strategist thinks the central bank may soon put on the brakes.

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    Spain's sorrows dent the euro and Brazil cuts its growth forecast — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of U.S. monetary easing could trigger another clash in the “currency wars”, the FT reports.

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    The euro bulls are going into hiding as political tumult in Europe grinds on. Here's one strategist's plan.

  • Fiscal Cliff Rescue

    QE3 will have less impact than experts expect, this strategist says, and investors who are short the dollar will get a surprise.

  • Oil Storage Tank

    Weak global growth is slamming oil prices, sending them nearly 10 percent lower in less than two weeks, with more declines likely.

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    Options market signals flash and investors seek comfort in the dollar and yen — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Regardless of who wins the White House, the new health-care law will raise taxes on high-income Americans next year—and that could have implications for stocks and other assets.

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    Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.

  • What to Trade While Spain Stalls

    Spain has been stalling in asking for a bailout, and this strategist sees the euro stalling as well — so she has another trade in mind.

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    A reported German challenge to European bond-buying dents the euro and commodity prices hit the Aussie - it's time for your FX Fix.