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Sunday, February 19, 2012

By David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist ; Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist ; David Song, Currency Analyst ; Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist  and  Christopher Vecchio, Currency Analyst

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US_Dollar_Gains_Expected_as_Greek_Bailout_Fiasco_Fades_from_Focus_body_Picture_5.png, US Dollar Gains Expected as Greek Bailout Fiasco Fades from Focus
Fundamental Forecast for the US Dollar: Bullish
Risk sentiment trends remain the core driver of the US Dollar, putting the spotlight on Monday’s Eurozone finance ministers’ meeting to set the tone for the remainder of the week. Traders are looking for the sit-down to produce a final agreement on the second Greek bailout, releasing €130 billion in EU/IMF funding to …

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Gold_Drifts_as_CPI_Print_Trim_QE_Bets_-_Focus_Remains_on_Europe_body_Picture_5.png, Gold Drifts as CPI Print Trim QE Bets - Focus Remains on EuropeGold_Drifts_as_CPI_Print_Trim_QE_Bets_-_Focus_Remains_on_Europe_body_Picture_6.png, Gold Drifts as CPI Print Trim QE Bets - Focus Remains on Europe
Fundamental Forecast for Gold: Neutral
Gold was virtually unchanged at the close of trade this week with the precious metal higher by a mere 0.13% at the close of trade in New York. Over the past weeks we have often noted how gold has continued to track risk with near precision; this week was no different. With the European crisis …

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Japanese_Yen_Needs_Risk_Trends_to_Collapse_to_Regain_Footing_body_Picture_5.png, Japanese Yen Needs Risk Trends to Collapse to Regain FootingJapanese_Yen_Needs_Risk_Trends_to_Collapse_to_Regain_Footing_body_Picture_6.png, Japanese Yen Needs Risk Trends to Collapse to Regain Footing
Fundamental Forecast for Japanese Yen: Neutral
The Japanese Yen had a dismal week, falling 2.49 percent against the U.S. Dollar, bad enough to crown it the worst performing major over the past five days. As expected, the Japanese growth print for the fourth quarter set the tone for a poor performance, when the headline growth figures came in worse than …

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Last year I had the pleasure of attending the 27th annual CBOE Risk Management Conference and wrote about that experience in The VIX Summit, a.k.a. the CBOE Risk Management Conference.
Some of my comments on last year’s conference include:
“I have little doubt that if VIXophiles were only to attend one conference per year, this would be the one.”
“Where…

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