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So far, so good for USD and LatAm currencies in 2010

A recap of Latin American Forex trading in 2010


MAY, 2010Forex Contrary to popular opinion, the USD has continued to strengthen against most major currencies in the first four months of 2010. The main reason for this seems to be the sudden risk-aversion towards the Eurozone as the “PIIGS” (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) crisis dominates sentiment. Reserve asset managers and sovereign wealth funds that were clamoring to buy the Euro at the end of 2009 are apparently nowhere to be seen, according to some reports. This absence of official buyers may or may not be true but for sure it seems that the evolution of the global FX market will in any event ultimately dictate that the world needs more than one reserve currency and once the dust has settled and markets focus on the next crisis (American debt levels?) that second currency of choice will most likely be the Euro, at least for now. For tha....




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