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Investment Outlook: December 2018

Posted by David Gunderson on Dec 6, 2018 12:06:51 PM

US Freedom Capital
Investment Outlook
December 2018

From: David Gunderson, Chief Investment Officer

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Topics: Dallas, Texas, Investment, USD, real estate, Hedge, volatility

The Might of the US Dollar

Posted by USFC Team on Oct 1, 2018 6:46:13 AM
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Topics: Dollar, Rupee, Exchangerate, USD, INR, Investment

How is the Rupee slump affecting you?

Posted by USFC Team on Sep 17, 2018 6:03:21 AM

In recent weeks, the Indian rupee has seen unsurpassed volatility, influenced by higher oil prices and massive movements in other emerging market currencies. Factors such as the widening trade deficit, increased demand for the dollar, and a plunge in the Turkish lira have brought the rupee to a historical low.

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Topics: INR, Rupee, Exchangerate, USD, Dollar

Where is the Indian Rupee headed?

Posted by USFC Team on Jul 19, 2018 1:21:56 AM

After witnessing unprecedented stability over the past couple of years, the INR has turned highly volatile and, in recent months, seems to have consistently lost value against the US Dollar (USD). A key reason for this can be attributed to Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) outflows.  In the current financial year (FY 18-19) till date, FPIs have withdrawn INR 62,700 crores from Indian markets (roughly USD 9.5 bn). Fixed income witnessed Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) outflows of INR 42,000 crores accounting for 2/3rd of the entire outflow while equities saw outflows of INR 20,700 crores.

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Topics: Rupee, INR, Dollar, USD, Exchangerate

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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