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OpenMarkets is an online magazine and blog focused on global markets and economic trends. It combines feature articles, news briefs and videos with contributions from leaders in business, finance, economics and politics in an interactive forum designed to foster conversation around the issues and ideas shaping our industry.

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MARKET UPDATE: JANUARY CLOSE

The end of the month is here and January certainly lived up to expectations.  The pent up volatility throughout the…

Iron Ore

Is This The New Normal for Iron Ore?

Commodities are adjusting to the reality that the peak years of the China-driven commodity super-cycle are over.  With China producing…

Federal Reserve

Monday Outlook: Fed Meeting and GDP

  The expectation remains that the Fed will raise its benchmark interest rate this year. The question is when. The…

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MARKET UPDATE: CENTRAL BANKS TAKE CENTER STAGE

European Central Bank took center stage this week with Draghi’s announcement of their quantitative easing program.  The program was slightly…

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MARKET UPDATE: THE DRAGHI PUT

Today Jack discusses how Central Bank actions affect the commodity and equity markets.  The Central Banks are coordinating an effort…

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MARKET UPDATE: THE THREE E’S

After the long holiday weekend, the market is still seeing a lot of volatility and Jack attributes that to the…

European Central Bank

Monday Outlook: What Will the ECB Do?

  It’s a holiday-shortened week for U.S. markets as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. day.  Policy will be closely…

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Monday Outlook: Oil’s Economic Impact

  It’s a week heavy on Fed speeches and purchasing data. As the market continues to absorb a solid U.S….

RMB World

Can The Renminbi Become a Global Currency?

Over the past four years, China’s currency, the renminbi (RMB), has increasingly made its presence felt in global foreign exchange…

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MARKET UPDATE: 2015 STARTS WITH A BANG

This year is starting with a lot of volatility and we’re seeing huge percentage moves in equities and in bonds….

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MARKET UPDATE: FRESH NEW YEAR

The start of 2015 is starting off similar to 2014 in terms of the weakness in cash flows.  This could…

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Monday Outlook: Hello 2015

  It’s a new week, month, quarter and year. Appropriately, the first full week of 2015 begins with some heavily…