Lower Volatility Spurs Carry Trade

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   The Federal Reserve is likely to keep US interest rates at record lows well into next year, enabling global investors to borrow dollars for a song and invest in ...

Foreign Exchange Trading

SPOTLIGHT: TRADING UP   Technology is revolutionizing foreign exchange trading and providing ever-increasing opportunities in the world’s biggest financial market.   By Anita Hawser   Electronic trading has revolutionized markets. In the equities markets, algorithmic trading platforms, high-frequency trading and ...

Foreign Exchange

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — FOREIGN EXCHANGE   GREEK DEBT CRISIS MORPHING INTO EURO PROBLEM   By Gordon Platt   The nearly $1 trillion plan to defuse Europe's debt crisis headed off speculation in credit default swaps, bank equities and bond ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

STRENGTH IN US ECONOMY PROPELS DOLLAR, AS INTEREST RATE INCREASES DRAW CLOSER   By Gordon Platt   The dollar has found a new reason to rally. Earlier this year, the greenback benefited from the sovereign risk crisis that focused on ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

DOLLAR’S RISE SLOWS AS DEBT PANIC IN EUROPE EASES By Gordon Platt The ability of Greece to raise significant funds in the bond market helped to calm investors’ nerves over the sovereign debt crisis in Europe last month, providing some ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Dollar’s Recovery Unlikely To Last Past First Quarter By Gordon Platt The dollar could extend its recovery through the first quarter of 2010, as the Federal Reserve terminates some of its special lending facilities, analysts say, but the greenback’s long-term ...

The Dollar’s decline

The Dollar’s Decline   A weak dollar may be beneficial to the US in the short term, but it is undermining the dollar’s long-term status as the de facto global currency.   By Laurence Neville   One of the rocks ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Corporate Finance Focus Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage Adapts To Changed Landscape In Post-Crisis World By Gordon Platt Before the global financial crisis hit, prime brokerage had become one of the fastestgrowing products in the foreign exchange market. The service enables ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Dollar’s Recovery Linked To Timing Of Fed Rate Hike   By Gordon Platt   Foreign exchange market analysts expect the dollar to turn higher sometime in 2010, but whether the turning point comes early or late in the year could ...

FX Supplement: FX Swaps Get Kid-Glove Treatment

Swaps   Foreign exchange swaps appear to be about to emerge unscathed from the flurry of new regulation prompted by the recent financial turmoil.   By Gordon Platt   Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, released a ...

FX Supplement: Who’s Who In Foreign Exchange 2009

Who’s Who   ILYA SOROKIN president and CEO ActForex Ilya Sorokin is president and CEO of ActForex, a New York-based provider of retail foreign exchange trading platforms. The firm’s Internet Currency Trading System (ICTS) has the ability to accommodate various ...

FX Supplement: Murphy’s Law Rules The FX Market

Managing Volatility   Accurately predicting currency movements can make the difference between profit and loss for a multinational. Fortunately, help is at hand.   By Gordon Platt   Finance ministers and central bankers have a habit of substituting “volatility” for ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Bernanke Heads Off Big Attack On Dollar With Rate-Hike Talk By Gordon Platt The dollar has lost 12% against a basket of currencies since President Barack Obama took office in January, but selling of the greenback has been orderly, and ...

FX Supplement: Spreading The Word

Spread Betting   Spread betting is becoming an increasingly popular form of FX trading. Its proponents are hoping it will grow as a risk management tool, too.   By Anita Hawser   Its initial popularity—and notoriety—may have been among sports ...