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Indian Rupee Falls to a Record Low Against the Dollar

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 29, 2018 1:38:56 AM

The Indian rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude prices and the emerging-market selloff took a toll on the currency of the world’s third-biggest oil consumer.

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Topics: Rupee, Dollar, volatility

3 reasons to Invest in Debt and Fixed Income

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 27, 2018 7:29:37 AM

Debt and fixed income securities are some of the most underrated, but essential, assets in a portfolio. Unlike fixed deposits or even equities, they generate a consistent stream of returns and can provide you with protection during adverse economic market events. They are crucial 'diversifiers' that everyone should consider in their portfolio.

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Topics: debt, Equity, stable, Investment, usfc

Dallas–Fort Worth economy expands at a torrid pace, 55000 new jobs added this year!

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 26, 2018 6:17:28 AM

The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continued to expand at a torrid pace. The May jobs report showed the metro area growing at a 3.7 percent annualized rate in the first five months of the year, adding a total of 55,500 net new jobs. The unemployment rate remained near record lows, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes posted above-trend growth. Home-price appreciation moderated in Dallas in the first quarter but stayed strong in Fort Worth. Housing affordability improved slightly in the first quarter but was lower in Dallas relative to other major Texas metros as well as the U.S.

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Topics: Dallas, Texas, economy, jobs, Employment, housing, real estate

International Equities and the U.S. Dollar: Is It Time to Hedge?

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 7, 2018 2:39:53 AM

In a reversal from last year, the U.S. dollar has strengthened against other major currencies in 2018, reflecting rising U.S. rates, expectations of more Federal Reserve rate hikes and recent sluggish economic data outside the U.S. While U.S. dollar strength has broad implications for earnings and markets, it also has a direct impact on the performance of international equity allocations for U.S. investors. Most international equity strategies are un-hedged, which generally benefits U.S. investors in periods of dollar weakness but creates a headwind for returns when the dollar is strengthening.

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Topics: USD, Hedge, Equity, Investment

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