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Indian Rupee Wary of US Fed Tapering

As concerns over the Federal Reserve scaling back its monetary stimulus rise once again, is the Indian rupee at risk of repeating the violent selloff that took place in May-August?

The rupee has come under renewed pressure over the past two weeks, falling over 3 percent against the U.S. dollar to trade at a two-month low of 63.50 on Tuesday.

“The biggest factor seems to be the back-up in U.S. Treasury yields, the rupee is the most sensitive currency to U.S. yields in the emerging markets space,” said Mitul Kotecha, head of global foreign-exchange strategy at Credit Agricole.

via CNBC [1]

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Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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