Hard Currency

The pound’s rally following the UK prime minister’s Brexit speech and Donald Trump’s problems with a strong dollar dominated currency markets – even before inauguration day. Paul Lambert of Insight Investments walks Roger Blitz through another week of FX fluctuations

 

Investors were left baffled and disappointed by Donald Trump’s lack of policy detail at his feisty press conference. Jane Foley of Rabobank tells Roger Blitz why market scepticism about the reflation trade is growing and what that means for the dollar rally

 

A 14-year high for the dollar, the renminbi’s best-ever two-day gain, a sharp dollar correction and a central bank intervention. David Bloom of HSBC walks Roger Blitz through the frantic foreign exchange start to the year and concludes that the dollar rally is nowhere near over.

 

Simon Derrick of BNY Mellon looks back on a trumultuous year in the foreign exchange market, and gives Roger Blitz his predictions of the big market events for 2017

 

The Federal Reserve’s hawkish position, which is driving dollar strength, is not a response to Donald Trump and the prospects of fiscal stimulus, Mark Astley of Millennium Global Investments tells Roger Blitz, but a reappraisal of the strength of the US economy

 

After the turbulence of 2016, Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jacobsen dares to offer Roger Blitz his predictions for next year, including a stronger pound and yen, and a dollar that disappoints its bull advocates

 

November awoke investors’ animal spirits, no more so than in the dollar rally, but Alan Wilde of Barings tells Roger Blitz that pitfalls lie in the way throughout December

 

The US currency is on a tear, but it’s not all down to Donald Trump, Silvia Ardagna from Goldman Sachs tells Katie Martin. With investors finally catching up to US economic strength, an overshoot in the buck is easy to imagine.

 

A market that is learning to tread cautiously when it comes to politics has become remarkably gung-ho about what Donald Trump’s election victory means for the dollar and the US economy. Kamal Sharma of Bank of America Merrill Lynch tells Roger Blitz why investors are piling into the greenback and treating the euro with caution

 

A market that is learning to tread cautiously when it comes to politics has become remarkably gung-ho about what Donald Trump’s election victory means for the dollar and the US economy. Kamal Sharma of Bank of America Merrill Lynch tells Roger Blitz why investors are piling into the greenback and treating the euro with caution