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Short and Sharp: The U.S. dollar can’t catch a break (sad face)



Last year, the U.S. Dollar Index, a measure of the U.S. currency’s strength against a basket of foreign currencies, weakened almost 10%. This was the index’s worst performance in more than a decade. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar depreciated against 85% of all major currencies. After such a dismal…

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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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