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Currency lull no fun for forex investors

Posted on 05 August 2014

Recent months have not been much fun for foreign exchange investors. Volatility collapsed to historic lows as major currency pairs have traded in narrower ranges, with flows and risk-taking dropping sharply. Corporate treasuries might welcome the seemingly reduced need to spend money on hedges, but most will also realise their increased vulnerability to any sudden spikes.
In the minds of many market participants it is clear who is “to blame” for low volatility, namely central banks. While the official side might dispute this simplistic view, it would seem quite clear that monetary policy has at the very least contributed substantially to anaesthetised markets………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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