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Fundamental Forecast: Volatility Key to Gauging FX Opportunities

Fundamental Forecast: Volatility Key to Gauging FX Opportunities

2014-05-19 19:22:00
John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

• Volatility in FX and capital markets continues to deflate to exceptionally low levels

• A 'risk appetite' trend - for equities, Yen crosses and even EURUSD - lacks for momentum

• Complacency prevents a dedicated risk aversion move that could sweep the entire market

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Chief Strategist John Kicklighter discusses the top Forex fundamental themes for the coming week of trading. These sessions are held live every Monday at 16:30 GMT. Whether we look to trading ranges or deflated volatility readings, the market's look quiet. However, doubt may soon outpace complacency. An appetite for return is returning more and more anemic returns while the risk associated with the positioning hits new heights. The Yen crosses stand at the front line and show a market on the edge. As for the more straightforward yield theme, the Pound looks to be the most at-risk major with CPI data on deck.

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