Tag Archive: USDIDR

Hazing The Tri-Nations – Worst Performers Of Asia

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This post was written a week ago for http://www.hnworth.com, a site targeting high net worth individuals in Singapore. Have fun reading… ********************************   My best friend flew off to Sandakan, Sabah, yesterday and… Continue reading

SGD Mid Week Recap : Singapore Slings Surprise !

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It has been more than unsettling for me when I painstakingly write 2 articles yesterday morning, one on Singapore’s first ever AT1 issue, to find them missing in the afternoon. If anyone has… Continue reading

FX Thoughts : EM Asia In QuickSand

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Emerging Market (n) – Country where politics matters at least as much as economics to market outcomes  ~ Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group Economic development requires effective governments ~ Angus Deaton, Princeton Emerging markets… Continue reading

USDSGD and The Coat Tail Effect of Indonesia

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9 days into the second half of 2014 and USDSGD makes its year to date low of 1.24 19 oops 1.2418  as I type and Jowoki becomes the new Indonesia President. Think nothing… Continue reading

Don’t Forget The Election Hangover And Post Vesak Violence

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Elections results in India this Friday, the 16th, and Indonesia over last weekend. Vesak holidays tomorrow may also herald the end of peaceful protests. Elections Remember Malaysia and Pakistan last year, as I… Continue reading

Meanwhile … USD/CHF…or Gold .. or UST ?

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Actually, it’s been IDR for 2014 after Gold and Silver, of course. There’s a flock of black swans coming at us now and luckily, the positioning is at the lightest. CHF hit a… Continue reading

Don’t Even Blink And Don’t Look Down – IDR, MYR, PHP

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We are reminded of our own insignificance when we see wonders in nature and gaps in the USD/IDR, USD/MYR and USD/PHP charts like these ones. USD/IDR USD/MYR USD/PHP Is the world is rushing… Continue reading

Oh Ye Serpent, Thy Venom Doth Sting – CNY, MYR, PHP

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In the first 3 weeks of 2014 and the end of the lunar year of the Snake, over 80% of the 162 currency pairs in the world have lost out against the USD.… Continue reading

Asian Emerging Markets 2014 – Detox Time

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Asking me to write an EM piece for 2014 is like asking Justin Bieber to do opera. It struck me that it is perhaps just what the market needs – a different perspective.… Continue reading

Running Markets – What is Happening With USD ?

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USD strength or USD weakness ? The USD fell against 18 of 21 major currencies since last Friday and the release of a better than expected non farm payrolls number. High beta currencies… Continue reading