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The Differing Nature of Event Risk

Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day, providing a deeper dive into complex topics and framing the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

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Hedging Portfolio with Commodity Currencies

Investors who wish to gain exposure to commodities can do so directly through futures, options and other derivatives; or indirectly, and perhaps unintentionally, through the currencies of commodity exporting nations.  The Australian dollar (AUD), Canadian dollar (CAD), Brazilian real (BRL), Mexican peso (MXN), Russian ruble (RUB) and the South African …

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Financial Trends to Watch in Second Half of 2017

The U.S. dollar losing its safe-haven status, euro gaining in value despite Fed rate hikes and regional trade pacts are among trends to watch through 2017.