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Currency Doldrums Spur Complacency Risk That Could ‘Destroy Profits’

Published on BNN Bloomberg November 22, 2019

The subdued moves in the currency market have created an environment where corporations are becoming less willing to pay up for hedging protection they haven’t needed, according to Cambridge Global Payments, which advises companies on cross-border transactions. For multinational companies looking to trim hedging costs, the risk is that volatility erupts again and the subsequent currency moves “destroy profits,” said Cambridge’s Karl Schamotta.

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Wilkins uses different words to restate that the Bank of Canada isn’t touching rates anytime soon

Published on Financial Post November 20, 2019

“While the speech by Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins was enough to unsettle the loonie, which lost about 0.3 per cent after it (was) released, it in no way signalled that Canada’s central bank is actively considering lower interest rates in the near future,” Don Curren, a market strategist at Cambridge Global Payments, advised the firm’s clients in an email.

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CANADA FX DEBT-Canadian dollar hits 6-week low as rate cut bets nudge higher

Published on Reuters November 19, 2019

“The open-ended tone of Wilkins’ remarks arguably pushed the Bank slightly closer to the easing posture that’s been adopted by other key central banks in recent months,” Don Curren, a market strategist at Cambridge Global Payments, said in a note to Reuters.

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U.S. dollar touches 3-week high; yen up on renewed trade uncertainty

Published on Financial Post November 13, 2019

“While today’s relatively nondescript report won’t have a large impact on expectations about monetary policy at the Bank of Canada, it does add some weight, on the margin, to the view the Bank could cut rates in next few months,” said Don Curren, market strategist, at Cambridge Global Payments.

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The AOL of Crypto?

Published on Wealth Professional Canada November 12, 2019

Facebook’s proposed Libra crytocurrency could be the product that takes digital currency from the fringes to the mainstream, writes Daniil Saiko.

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The week that was: November 4-8

Published on Wealth Professional Canada November 11, 2019

Sean Coakley, market strategist at Cambridge Global Payments, got on the phone with WP to explain why advisors ought to preserve capital after last week’s decisions by the fed to cut rates and the Bank of Canada to hold steady. Read the article here:


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