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End of Year Trading: Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm?

End of Year Trading: Does the Early Bird Catch the Worm?

6 Years ago | December 24, 2013 00:00:00

Typically end of year forex trading is characterized by position adjustments and book squaring ahead of the Christmas break and then fresh positioning by those looking to get a head start on the New Year. The latter I refer to as early bird trading.

This year has been complicated by the FOMC decision one week before the Christmas break. The Fed announced it will start tapering its bond purchases while emphasizing forward guidance that short term interest rates will stay low for an extended period. This saw the dollar rise, bonds fall and stocks rally on a combination of the prospect of

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