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Video: Trading the Hong Kong Dollar, Chinese Yuan and Emerging Markets

Video: Trading the Hong Kong Dollar, Chinese Yuan and Emerging Markets

2014-09-30 21:50:00
John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

• Protests in Hong Kong have led to another geopolitical flare up centered on the Emerging Markets

• While the Hang Seng is more responsive to the developments, the HKD and CNH (Renminbi) are unusual

• Trading Emerging Market assets and currencies is both an endeavor of unique fundamental aspects and 'risk'

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Protests in Hong Kong have returned the global financial market's attention to the Emerging Markets. Like the Ukrainian standoff and Middle East tensions (still ongoing), this event shows the risk associated with this category of investment. When trading something like the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) or Chinese Renminbi (CNH), the inherent fundamental issues that it faces are certainly critical. However, beyond these innate elements, there is also a consideration for the different trading conditions associated to this asset class - and especially its link to broader 'risk trends'. We discuss trading the Emerging Markets in today's Strategy Video

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