Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Oil N'Gold: Risk-Off Trades Dominate, Commodities Slump as USD Strengthens
The Wall Street Journal said that the Fed will likely announce a bond purchase program, worth a few hundred billion dollar spanning over several months, at the FOMC next week. The amount would be significantly lower than market expectations of at least $500B over 5 months. Investors took profits from previous 'short USD' trades as the selloff was probably over extended with such a 'small' amount of QE.
Currently trading at 0.9715, Australian dollar plummeted for a second day against the dollar as CPI surprisingly eased to +2.8% y/y in 3Q10 from +3.1% a quarter ago. This may prolong RBA's pause in tightening. Other commodity currencies, New Zealand and Canadian dollars also fell. The RBNZ will leave the official cash rate......Read the entire article.
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