Feb 24, 2011
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- We initiate two tactical trades—one defensive, one opportunistic—to position for a continuation and/or escalation of the turmoil in the Middle East (see "Middle East Turmoil and Contagion" by RGE Chairman Nouriel Roubini and "MENA Focus: Economic Fallout From the MENA Days of Rage") and the attendant rise in oil prices. We recommend a short AUDCHF position (entering at 0.9331) and a short USDCAD position (at 0.9836).
- AUD represents a key risk bellwether that is likely to suffer as revolts spread, regimes topple and oil supplies risk being disrupted, not only endangering an anemic[...]
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