Once again, we try to predict what the year that just started may bring in market-relevant political and geopolitical events, and the financial markets.
The pandemic, which started after we published our forecasts last year, muddled the waters to the point where even when we turned out to be right, we were right for the wrong reasons. In any event, here’s how things worked out.
On November 15th, 2020, 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus China, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
In the September Newsletter we looked at the dollar as investors and concluded that it would rise in the short term but decline in the medium-term. In this Newsletter we will deal with a more long-term theme that might strengthen the traditionally inverse relationship between the yellow metal and the greenback.
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The last time we dealt with the US dollar was in our July 2019 Newsletter. At that time, the trade war with China was already well advanced and, to make sure Europe did not feel left out, President Trump started to lambast Europe for manipulating the Euro lower.