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Could the RBNZ Ruffle Kiwi’s Feathers?
Last week saw New Zealand’s economy grow less than expected in the first quarter of 2017. It expanded by 0.5 percent in the first quarter, a lower print than either the 0.7 per cent growth forecast that a Reuters poll of economists had expected and, perhaps more importantly, substantially below the Reserve Bank of New[…]
Turkish Delight in the Emerging Market Space??
In the absence of a material steepening of the US yield curve, it may well be that the allure of higher yields from Emerging Market currencies continues to attract. Dutch bank ING had this in mind on Monday. “With yields in core markets contained for the time being – and the likelihood of that continuing[…]
Do Fed Policy Settings Now Mean The Only Way Is Up For The Dollar???
The arguments about how hawkish or not the US Federal Reserve currently is, or if emerging US economic data justifies the kind of monetary policy path that Fed Chief Janet Yellen outlined last week. But one thing is for certain. Current Fed monetary policy settings do not lend themselves to any material expansion of the[…]