The Many (Possible) Directions of FX Markets in 2023
- 27 Jan 2023
- Updated 30 Jan 2023
What will this year bring for currency traders?
Currency markets were volatile in 2022. The strong U.S. dollar has put downwards pressure on global liquidity, hurting many developing economies' currencies. FX traders are looking ahead and asking whether the same drivers that moved markets in 2022 remain as powerful. The research below looks to offer some answers.
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