Monday, March 24, 2008

Times Online: Dollar tumble spells trouble for yen trade

Full article

  • We all know the yen carry trade - folks borrow "cheap" yen (paying unnaturally low interest rates), invest in higher yielding terrain (ie. Australian dollar) and leverage the shit out of it.
  • This doesn't work when the yen rises - as it is now. I had assumed that most of the carry trade was "unwound" - but this article suggests the real fireworks could be ahead of us.

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