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Category: Liquidity


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Currencies: Dollar pulls back from 2018 high after fresh tariff threats, dovish Fed minutes

May 24, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar declined on Thursday, pulling back from a 2018 high on renewed trade-war jitters after the Trump administration said it was investigating whether to slap import tariffs on cars. Meanwhile, the British pound gained strength on the back […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Liquidity, Trading

Gold resumes slide below $1,300 as Treasury yields hold near 7-year high

May 17, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures dropped Thursday, deepening their descent below the key $1,300 line, after falling this week to their lowest point of the year. ”The firm U.S. dollar and rising U.S. bond yields are continuing to exert pressure,” said Carsten Fritsch, […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

It’s ‘embarrassing’ to hold cash but there are few alternatives, says investment manager

May 7, 2018

Via: CNBC

High valuations across different assets classes are posing very few alternatives to investors, one investment manager told CNBC, adding he would rather sit on cash. The surge in valuations, mostly seen throughout 2017, has made equities, bonds and currencies more […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin sees muted action, consolidates after drop under key, long-term trend line

April 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Digital currencies have taken a further pause Thursday, with most major assets trading in relatively tight ranges. The No. 1 digital currency, bitcoin BTCUSD, -2.92% slipped back below $9,000, trading to its lowest level of the week at $8,660.87. A […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Drought hits community banks’ deposit farm

April 5, 2018

Via: Banking Exchange

How times have changed! Back in 2010, the horse was already out of the barn with respect to liquidity risk. As such, the expansion of liquidity management expectations set in “Interagency Statement on Funding and Liquidity Risk Management” was a […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Digital currency “inevitable”—Bank of China

March 23, 2018

Via: Finextra

The introduction of digital currency is “inevitable”, according to the outgoing governor of the People’s Bank of China, who nevertheless stresses that any progress on the issue will be carried out in a “steady and orderly fashion”. Last September China […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

Volatile dollar’s many woes call for neutral positioning, analyst says

March 19, 2018

Via: Market Watch

A tightening Federal Reserve is supporting a firmer U.S. dollar, but fears over government policies and the sustained health of the U.S. economy are tugging on the U.S. currency. In all this conflict, it seems best to be dollar-neutral, said […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Dollar holds after data-fueled climb, heads for fourth weekly gain in a row

March 16, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar held on to its gains after climbing higher in the wake of stronger-than-expected economic data, reversing a previous loss that had the buck trading at a nine-day low. This move also led to some of its rivals […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin has ‘pretty much failed’ as a currency, Bank of England Governor Carney says

February 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney raised concern over extreme volatility in the world’s best known digital currency. “It has pretty much failed thus far on … the traditional aspects of money. It is not a store of value because […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Dollar trims losses as euro’s GDP-inspired boost fades

January 30, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar pared earlier losses on Tuesday as the trading day marched on and the euro gave up some of the gains it achieved on the back of strong economic growth data. What are currencies doing? The ICE U.S. […]