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November 3rd 2008

Hedge Funds Crush British Pound

The British Pound is perhaps one of the worst victims of the credit crunch, having fallen 25% against the USD in the year-to-date. According to analysts, hedge funds deserve much of the blame. Apparently, most hedge funds, including those that are based in the UK, denominate their portfolios in terms of Dollars. As a result of the exodus away from emerging markets, such funds have found themselves awash in cash, which they have promptly converted into Dollars. The reasoning behind this investment strategy is twofold: first, as the incredible strength of the Dollar has illustrated, the prevailing wisdom among investors is that the US is currently the least risky place to invest. Second, the interest rate gap between the US and the rest of the world looks set to narrow, which means the yields on US security will become relatively attractive. The Telegraph reports:

Worldwide interest rate forecasts are being revised downward, which has increased interest in the US where rates have already been slashed.

Read More: Sterling caught up in ‘currency market tsunami’

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in British Pound, Investing & Trading | No Comments »

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