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Red Knight to Buy US and Europe

Anyone disappointed in how the Euro summit concluded, giving us a rather underwhelming result, must have taken heart in China’s fund announcement. Is the ‘Red Knight’ coming to global Capital Markets rescue again? China is planning to create two investment funds focused on the US and Europe respectively, for a total +$300b. Their aim is to boost returns on its foreign exchange reserves. The “vehicle” is to operate two funds and supposedly make more aggressive investments to produce higher returns. China is trying not to put all its eggs in one basket it seems.

Below are some other highlights of the week:



AMERICAS Week in FX [1]
EUROPE Week in FX [2]



  • We start the week with CNY and AUD Trade Balances
  • Inflation reports and hearings come to us from GBP and US
  • FOMC rate decision on Tuesday and SNB on Thursday
  • Germany gives us her ZEW Economic sentiment
  • Claimant changes are presented in the UK and US
  • The USD and GBP deliver us Retail sales
  • Philly Fed Manufacturing ends the week for the US


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Dean Popplewell

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Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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