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Posts Tagged ‘Yen’

4 Mar 16 2011 @ 11:23pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy

Japan: Panic In Equities, Currencies, and Global Energy

The impact from events in MENA (Middle East / North Africa) in the past couple of months has been uncompromisingly bullish for the energy complex, and specifically crude oil. However, with the coming of a second ‘black swan’ event in quick succession to this first outlier through the earthquake in Japan, markets this time have been dealt a very different hand, in that the impact to the energy complex is not quite as clear cut. » read more

2 Oct 21 2010 @ 10:42am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, risk management

The Dreaded Greenback and The Danger (Mouse) Faced

Although currencies are one of the key ingredients on the burrito, they are treated somewhat more like a garnish (salsa or cheese) rather than a staple (meat or beans). But no more I tell you! For today we swing the spotlight onto currencies, and we do this through the villain that is Baron Greenback (aka the US dollar) from the cartoon Danger Mouse. So let’s take a look at some of the key battles that are currently underway for the big bad Baron with some of its (arch-enemies) counterparts: » read more