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Posts by Karl Schamotta

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Consumers Continue Spending – Suggesting Central Bank Pivot is Working

Karl Schamotta April 18, 2019

US retail sales smashed expectations in March, lifted by stronger-than-expected receipts at auto dealers and gas stations Sales in the world’s... read more

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Fed Minutes Confirm Growing Sense of Unease

Karl Schamotta April 10, 2019

Minutes taken during the last Federal Reserve meeting show that a majority of policymakers no longer expect the central bank to raise interest rates... read more

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After February Shock, March Employment Numbers Revert to Type

Karl Schamotta April 5, 2019

The United States created 196,000 jobs last month, rebounding solidly from February’s initially-reported 20,000-position gain, with businesses... read more

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UK Parliament Says No. To Everything. Literally.

Karl Schamotta March 28, 2019

Members of Britain’s Parliament have shot down all proposed Brexit alternatives in a series of indicative votes - knocking the pound back to levels... read more

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North American Trade Deficits Narrow…Worrisomely

Karl Schamotta March 27, 2019

Both American and Canadian trade deficits narrowed slightly in January, with exports rising and imports falling on slower business and consumer... read more

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Fed Signals No 2019 Rate Hikes, Ends Balance Sheet Reduction Early

Karl Schamotta March 20, 2019

In its latest decision, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold and suggested that it may leave them untouched for the remainder of the year... 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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