Marc Chandler's Blog

Managing Partner and Chief Markets Strategist
Bannockburn Global Forex

Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for more than 30 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks. After 14 years as the global head of currency strategy for Brown Brothers Harriman, Chandler joined Bannockburn Global Forex, as a managing partner and chief markets strategist as of October 1, 2018.

Chandler attended North Central College for undergraduate work, where he majored in political science and the humanities. He holds master's degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of Pittsburgh in American History and International Political Economy. Currently, Chandler teaches at New York University Center for Global Affairs, where he is an associate professor. He is also an honorary visiting professor at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

A prolific writer and speaker he appears regularly in the press and has spoken for, and is an honorary fellow of, the Foreign Policy Association. In addition to being quoted in the financial press daily, Chandler has been published in the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post. In 2009, Chandler was named a Business Visionary by Forbes. In 2009, his book, Making Sense of the Dollar, was published by Bloomberg Press and received a Bronze Award from Independent Publishers.

Dollar Super Cycle Revisited

Apr 16 – In the big picture, we argue that the dollar’s appreciation is part of the third significant dollar rally since the end of Bretton Woods. The first was the Reagan-Volcker dollar rally, spurred by a policy...

The Future Is Already Here – It's Just Not Evenly Distributed

Nov 8 – When William Gibson would say, "the future is already here, it is just not evenly distributed," he was referring to how wealth and location determine one's access to technological advances (the future). Yet it equally can apply to the U.S.-Chinese relationship...

Draghi Sticks to Guns, Disappointing the Doves

Marc Chandler – ECB President Mario Draghi rebuffed calls for a reconsideration of policy in light of the disappointing string of economic data. Bunds have sold off and the euro firmed in the initial reaction to Draghi's press conference. He acknowledged...

Great Graphic: What Is Happening to Global Equities?

By Marc Chandler – The decline in the global equity market is the most serious since the February and March spill. In this Great Graphic, the white line is the S&P 500. With the current setback, it is up around nine percent over the past 12 months.

R.I.P. Bretton Woods

By Marc Chandler – On this day in 1971, US President Nixon broke the last formal links between the dollar and gold and ushered in the modern era of floating exchange rates. What was a necessity has become a virtue...

Is Something Important Happening to Oil Prices?

By Marc Chandler – Oil prices are weaker for the third straight day and are off in four of the past five sessions, the poorest run in two months. Supply considerations may threaten a year-old trend line.

Great Graphic: Is Mr. Market Thinking About the First Fed Cut?

By Marc Chandler – The US economy is among the strongest among the large economies. Goosed by the never-fail elixir of tax cuts and spending increases, the US economy is accelerating. Nevertheless, we continue to see the fiscal...

Move Over Behavioral Finance, Make Room for Sociobiology

By Marc Chandler – Trading is not just about risk assessment and fundamental and technical analysis. There seems to a biological component that is gradually percolating into the mainstream. John Coates’ book...

America First Clashes With Made in China 2025

By Marc Chandler – The escalation of trade tensions between the world's two largest economies is scaring investors, who are liquidating equities and buying core bonds. The dollar and yen are the strongest of the major...

Euro Craters After Hawkish ECB

By Marc Chandler – It is like deja vu all over again. Yesterday, a hawkish Fed saw the dollar rally and then reverse lower. A hawkish ECB saw the euro make a new session high and then turned around and traded below yesterday's lows.

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