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Bridgewater surges on euro short

Bridgewater typically bets on dozens of markets at once, making its portfolio relatively unconcentrated. Besides the bearish euro bet, winning positions for Pure Alpha funds in January included a long bet on the Japanese yen versus a short bet on the euro. The fund also made money on long stock bets in Europe, according […]

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April 7, 2015
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The Euro and the Risk of a Squeeze

The speed of the euro’s decline is starting to put seasoned market-watchers on edge. Monday, the currency hit another 12-year low, an almost daily occurrence right now, with the rate touching $ 1.0457. This is marvelous news for the funds that have bet on a slide. But with the euro now down by almost 13% […]

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Hedge funds benefit as euro falls

The euro’s plunge has given a much-needed lift to hedge funds that have been repeatedly frustrated by the world’s central banks. A bevy of multibillion-dollar funds has gained as much as 9% this year as their managers bet against the euro, riding the European Central Bank’s push to weaken the currency and bolster Europe’s […]

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Euro hits 27-month low versus dollar on ECB easing bets

The euro slid to a 27-month trough against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, a day ahead of a crucial European Central Bank meeting that could pave the way for more easing measures in the euro zone. The greenback also hit a seven-year peak against the yen, boosted by comments from US Federal Reserve officials who […]

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December 3, 2014
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FOREX-Euro hits 27-month low vs strong dollar on ECB easing bets

* Euro skids to 27-month low ahead of ECB meeting * Greenback sets fresh 7-year high vs yen * Dollar index touches 5-1/2 year peak * Aussie falls to 4-year low after Q3 GDP disappoints By Jemima Kelly LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The euro slid to a 27-month trough against a buoyant dollar on […]

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December 3, 2014
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Rate hike bets keep sterling on track for weekly gains vs euro

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Sterling held steady on Friday and remained on track for a big weekly gain against the euro, as investors bet on further divergence in monetary policy between Britain and the euro zone. Concerns about tensions between Russia and the West after a Malaysian passenger plane was shot down over eastern […]

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July 18, 2014
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FOREX-Euro subdued by German data, dollar holds on to recent gains

* Dollar index touches near 2-week high * Euro tests 22-month low versus British pound * Euro zone data lags, weighs on euro (Updates, adds quote) By Anirban Nag LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – The euro slipped on Monday, testing a 22-month trough against the British pound, after weak German industrial data highlighted the divergent […]

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FOREX-Euro struggles after German data, nears 2-year low vs sterling

* Dollar index touches near 2-week high * Euro at 22-month low versus British pound * Euro zone data lags, weighs on euro (Recasts after German data, adds quote) By Anirban Nag LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – The euro fell on Monday, hitting a 22-month trough against the British pound, after weak German industrial data […]

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ECB easing bets keep euro zone bond yields subdued

* Italian, Spanish yields resume falls * ECB outlook also supporting core euro zone debt * German 30-year bond sale seen going smoothly By Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) – Euro zone government bond yields dipped further on Wednesday as expectations that the European Central Bank will deliver monetary stimulus next week underpinned demand. […]

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GLOBAL MARKETS-ECB easing bets push euro to 3-month low

(Recasts with euro falling to 3-month low, updates prices, adds comments) * Euro sinks as weaker than forecast German data boosts ECB rate cut bets * Wall Street expected to see steady start * Little impact of ratings upgrades for Spain and Greece * Investors wary ahead of Ukraine vote, European result * Thai coup […]

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May 23, 2014