Emerging Market Currencies: Eye on U.S. Rates, Trade War

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

The Turkish lira and Argentine peso have led the decline in emerging market currencies against the U.S. dollar due in part to multiple rate hikes by the Fed, including three in 2018. 

Continued Fed rate hikes as planned could add to the pressure on emerging market currencies. Protect your investment portfolio with FX futures and options. 

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