The US continues to focus on inflation and managing both long-term and short-term interest rates. In the meantime, China—the largest US trading partner—seems to have the opposite challenges, struggling with domestic growth and sagging exports. The status of China’s economy has the potential to affect currency futures markets worldwide.
At the same time, the BRICS bloc of developing nations admitted new member countries Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This bloc, representing about 40% of the world’s population, could have significant impacts on global affairs.
Currency and Global Markets Professional Stephen Jonathan joined us on this week’s “See the Futures” to discuss the domestic and international economic environment and possible ramifications to the currency futures markets.
Additional topics discussed in this free livestream:
Three levels of central bank intervention in currency crises
Differences between the European Union (EU) and the BRICS bloc
Possible reason for China avoiding the next BRICS meeting in India
New data type that the Fed might be watching: high-frequency data
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