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How dangerous is US dollar strength for world markets?

Andrew Saks, Monday, 23 May 2022

The US Dollar Index (DXY), a popular composite index to measure the strength of the US dollar against other currencies, has risen from around USD 90 to over USD 103 in the last year alone.

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Is Wall Street turning into a bear market?

Andrew Saks, Monday, 23 May 2022

Since the beginning of 2022, the US S&P 500 index has fallen by 19%. Such a prolonged decline is very rare in the top US index even in historical analysis.

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Pound continues to plumb the depths against the US Dollar.

Andrew Saks, Friday, 20 May 2022

The ruble has increased dramatically in value since Western nations have to settle oil and gas contracts in rubles rather than their own sovereign currencies. In essence, we now have witnessed the birth of the ‘petro-ruble’.

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Opinions vary: Crypto crash or fiat fears?

Andrew Saks, Thursday, 19 May 2022

What is more of an issue? Fiat currency and inflationary markets with raw materials issues, or cryptocurrency and its $2 trillion losses? Here is a full analysis

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Walmart shares hit historic slump

Andrew Saks, Wednesday, 18 May 2022

For the current quarter, either no or only a slight improvement is targeted. It remains to be seen whether the effects such as inflation, wage and energy costs will only exert temporary pressure on Walmart and thus the share or whether this is a phenomenon that will last longer and push the share further down.

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Saudi Aramco jumps - quarterly profits rise by more than 80%

Andrew Saks, Monday, 16 May 2022

"Against a backdrop of increasing volatility in global markets, we remain focused on meeting the world's need for reliable, affordable and increasingly sustainable energy," CEO Amin Nasser commented on the results.

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