Sterling Digest, January 5 2013: Trust the crosses

Cover artwork from The Economist 2012 Christmas double issue
Happy new year?

To kick off the new year, the global fundamentals still stink. Currency wars still rage across the globe. American politics continue to debase the world’s reserve currency. And after entering recession in 2012, the British economy is poised for depression in 2013. As terrible as the fundamental landscape seems, I agree with @kathylienfx (read her articles below). The trades that make the most sense in 2013 are the currency cross pairs. While the majors are mired in USD murkiness (fundamentals vs. risk appetite), the crosses more clearly reflect the fundamentals. And as such, these currency pairs seem to have the best trading opportunities in the current forex market environment.

 

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