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August 7, 2019

Currency Fix, or Manipulation?

I found Monday night’s plunge in equity futures to be the most perplexing and disturbing. Markets were already skittish after a substantial plunge when the Treasury Department designated China as a “currency manipulator.” I received further alerts about sinking futures shortly after that news broke, only to wake up to buoyant markets when the Chinese Yuan was fixed at a level below 7 Yuan to the US Dollar.

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