What Can We Expect from the U.S. Dollar in 2018?

The U.S Dollar had its first yearly decline in 2017 after five strong years, and now analysts are wondering whether the dollar will stage a comeback in 2018. You can hear predictions in favor of both sides – some assume that the interest rate hikes of the Federal Reserve will be the difference maker, while others see the European Central Bank stop feeding the markets with easy money, allowing the Euro to keep its relative strength vs. the dollar. But

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2017 in Numbers

This year has not yet ended, but we all know that nothing too important happens during the holiday. The financial world is mostly on vacation, volumes in the market are very low, and trading stocks takes a backseat for most people. The decision-makers are also on vacation—the interest rate decision for this month has already been made, and tax reform talks will probably stagnate during the break. So, we can now summarize the year that’s about to end. So, how’s

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The Goldilocks Economy

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is not only a fairy tale but also a term used to describe the state of the global economy today. A Goldilocks economy is an economy that is somewhere between the tides—not too high and not too low—and that is what makes it sustainable. How can the economy remain in this Goldilocks position? Growth—first, the economy needs to grow but at a moderate pace so as not to become overheated, which can affect the second point—relatively low inflation.

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Will the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve change anything?

No. But that’s only the short answer. Donald Trump has picked the new chair of the Federal Reserve, one of the most prestigious and significant positions in the economic world. The happy winner is Jerome Powell, who has been a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2012. Powell is considered to be a “monetary dove.” Such people are generally more in favor of the expansionary monetary policy, including low-interest rates, while hawks are inclined to favor a tight monetary

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