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Posts by Karl Schamotta

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Johnson Wins Conclusive Majority, Triggering 450-Basis Point Rally

Karl Schamotta December 12, 2019

Exit polls are showing that Boris Johnson has won a majority in tonight’s election, making it likely that he will succeed in taking the United... read more

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ECZzzzz: Under New Leadership, ECB Stays On-Script

Karl Schamotta December 12, 2019

The European Central Bank kept its policy settings unchanged and adopted a cautiously optimistic stance on the economy in its latest decision,... read more

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More-Confident Fed Shifts Into Neutral

Karl Schamotta December 11, 2019

In its latest decision, the Federal Reserve exhibited growing faith in the American economy and – after three consecutive rate cuts - signalled no... read more

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Jobs Reports Send Dollar and Loonie in Opposing Directions

Karl Schamotta December 6, 2019

The United States created 266,000 jobs last month and wage gains accelerated - smashing forecasts while validating the Federal Reserve’s reluctance... read more

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Consumer Confidence Falls for Fourth Month, Remains Historically High

Karl Schamotta November 26, 2019

American consumer confidence weakened for a fourth consecutive month in November - but remained high enough to support expectations for a strong... read more

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Canadian Retail Sales Weaken Less Than Expected

Karl Schamotta November 22, 2019

Canadian retail sales fell by less than expected in September - suggesting that domestic consumer demand remains relatively strong in the face of... read more


Karl Schamotta

Chief Market Strategist, North America

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Karl leads Cambridge’s currency research group, focused on analyzing shifts in the world economy and creating strategies that help businesses ...

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