Foreign exchange

Brief encounter

Unstable financial markets are pushing risk-averse retail investors in the direction of shorter-tenor products, with some forex notes lasting only a week. An example of the interesting opportunities thrown up by today's volatile landscape, perhaps. But…

Barclays to launch FX trend index

Barclays Capital will next week launch the latest in its range of investable foreign exchange indexes, the Barclays Adaptive FX Trend Index. This follows the Intelligent Carry Index (ICI) the bank launched in 2006 and the FX Volatility Indices it…

Estimating intrinsic currency values

Forex market practitioners constantly talk about the strengthening or weakening of individual currencies. In this article, Jian Chen and Paul Doust present a new methodology to quantify these statements in a manner that is consistent with forex market…

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