Hard Currency

While rates remain so low in G10 and the Federal Reserve sticks to a gradual rate path, the case for investing in emerging markets just gets stronger, Roger Hallam of JP Morgan Asset Management tells Roger Blitz

 

Mexico’s rapidly weakening peso shows how the tightening US election polls are focusing market minds on what a Trump-led protectionist policy might mean for America’s trading partners. Paul McNamara of GAM discusses with Roger Blitz the implications for emerging markets and US rate expectations

 

Could the Federal Reserve learn something about how to communicate to the market from the Swiss National Bank? Peter Rosenstreich of Swissquote and FT Switzerland correspondent Ralph Atkins join Roger Blitz to discuss how currencies respond to policymakerspeak.

 

While the European Central Bank tackles a sceptical market, the Bank of England takes credit for surprising UK economic data. But as Rabobank’s Jane Foley tells Roger Blitz, it’s the US that really calls the shots.

 

The market has become more sanguine about the devaluation of the Chinese currency in recent months. Geoffrey Yu of UBS discusses what has changed and tells Rochelle Toplensky what we can expect in the event of a Fed rate rise.

 

The pound, the yen and the dollar have dominated FX in 2016, putting the euro in the shade. But as Dominic Bunning of HSBC tells Roger Blitz, there is growing resilience in the performance of the single currency and that is set to continue.

 

A pick-up in the pound, a call to rethink Federal Reserve strategy, yen strength and US rate hike talk awoke FX traders from their sunbeds. Societe Generale’s Kit Juckes sifts through the week’s developments and tells Roger Blitz which of them really matters

 

Stephen Gallo from the Bank of Montreal looks back at China’ s move to devalue its currency a year ago, and tells Michael Hunter that policymakers have since adopted a softly-softly approach to ensuring the renminbi can reflect the rebalancing of its economy while also adapting to conditons on the global market.

 

The Bank of England’s rate cut, a stuttering US economy and the ongoing difficulties of the eurozone should help currencies linked to commodities and strong emerging markets, Koon Chow of UBP tells Michael Hunter.

 

The outlook for policy at central banks id back at the forefront of the market. Hans Redeker, global head of FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, joins Michael Hunter to discuss if policymakers will ever have conditions that are ‘practically perfect in every way’ before they can act