The dollar is set to come out on top of the trade-war trap

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There isn’t just one major source of market risk today.

That makes the global investment environment particularly challenging.

But the dollar looks set to conquer risks on multiple fronts throughout the summer.

USD: Flattening yield curve telling of two worlds investors are grappling with

While global trade war risks have dominated the agenda of late and rightly so , another red flag is the ongoing flattening of the US yield curve – with the 2s10s spread hovering at a mere 27bp. For FX investors, watching the shape of the US yield curve goes beyond just gauging recession risks – it can also help to provide a bit of context around the current trading environment. And right now, the flattening of the US yield curve is telling of the two conflicting world’s that investors are having to contend with:

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