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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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Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger? Is talk enough to weaken the greenback?



Is it better to be weak or strong? Almost everyone in almost every situation would probably answer “strong.” However, when it comes to the relative strength of a country’s currency, the answer isn’t as clear cut. For the United States, most presidents have espoused a “strong” dollar…

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