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Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlistair Darling delivered his final pre-budget / pre-election report on Wednesday, which was pretty much inline with my earlier expectations namely to hit bankster's with a 50% tax, delayed tax rises and above all to continue spending like there is no tomorrow therefore fulfilling the Labour party strategy of delivering a scorched earth economy to the next Conservative Government. It only remains to be seen what more nightmare policies Labour has in store to completely wreck the British economy in its final few months of government as per my inflationary mega-trend's scenario (to be completed this month), I suspect inflation will make an appearance virtually within days of Labour being dumped at the polls.


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Comments

AM
15 Dec 09, 11:09
Dollar Index

Nadeem,

Now that the dollar index is above 77 today, could tell us your thoughts on where you see the dollar index targetting?

In particular, what are your views on cable in the short, medium and long term given the current threat to UKs AAA status?

Regards

AM


MKC
16 Dec 09, 04:42
Dollar Index

I endorse AM's comment.


Nadeem_Walayat
16 Dec 09, 06:21
USD

Hi

Intraday 77.09 does not constitute a break, have to allow for slippage. But yes we are pretty close to confirming the first buy trigger for a trend towards initial objective of 84 (as per prev analysis).

GBP will follow as part of inflation mega-trend, long-term is bearish for sterling, degree to which depends on ongoing competitive devaluations.


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