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Short and Sharp: The U.S. dollar watches the West Wing



Bond and equity markets have (so far) brushed off the political dramas unfolding in Washington. For the U.S. dollar, on the other hand, it’s a different story. Since the beginning of this year, the trade-weighted dollar has dropped around 10%. For an administration that said that “Our companies…

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Short and Sharp: The twisted relationship between central banks and inflation



Investors currently face the challenge of the Federal Reserve’s belief that monetary policy needs to be tightened, despite missing inflationary pressures. This is not just a U.S. phenomenon, it’s a global one. In the euro-area, core inflation remains stubbornly low, yet the European Central…

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