Political Economist

Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for more than 25 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks.

Chandler attended North Central College for undergraduate work, where he majored in political science and the ... more

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Move Over Behavioral Finance, Make Room For Sociobiology
I am not saying this is the best thing since sliced bread. I am not arguing that the findings are iron clad and all have been duplicated. I am suggesting the studies are provocative.
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Dollar Losses Set Stage For Recovery
The US dollar lost ground against nearly all the major currencies last week. The euro, Swiss franc, yen and sterling gained around 1% against the dollar last week.
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Cool Video: John Authers--What Can Go Wrong
John Authers of the Financial Times as put together about an 8.5 minute video that discusses the "bullish on America" sentiment that is a key driving forces in the capital markets.
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Will "Invest In Europe" Be DOA?
Expectations are running high that the ECB will move to more aggressively expand its balance sheet, record low bond yields in many euro area countries, negative 2-year yields in at least five countries, and below 5bp in another three countries.
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Antipodeans Sink, While USD Treads Water
The US dollar remains within recent ranges against the euro, yen and sterling.
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Germany Surprises, Helps Euro Tick Up
The German flash PMI was disappointing, but the ZEW survey was considerable better. The German IFO followed the ZEW lead, not the PMI. The IFO improved for the first time since April.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BA The Boeing Company
BZF WisdomTree Dreyfus Brazilian Real Fund
CAF Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund Inc.
CEW WISDOMTREE TR DRYFS EMRG
CX Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.
EIDO iShares Trust
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands Investable Market Index Fund
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund
FXA CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXS CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GXF GLOBAL X FTSE NORDIC 30 ETF
GXG Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF
JYN iPathSM JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN
PBR Petrobras - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SZE ELEMENTS Swiss Franc CHF/USD Exchange Rate ETN
TIP iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fund
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
XRT SPDR S&P RETAIL ETF
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Work Experience

Global Head of Currency Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
October 2005 - Present (15 years 11 months)
Extensive and regular public speaking and media exposure including FT, CNBC, Global Finance, Bloomberg Radio and TV, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Euromoney, FX Week, The Street, Market Watch, Barrons, Businessweek, NPR, Forbes, CNN, and International Treasurer.
Chief Currency Strategist
HSBC
May 2001 - October 2004 (3 years 6 months)
Developed a team of New York based analysts to provide commentary and trading strategists for OECD and emerging market currencies. Facilitated internal risk-taking and supported sales efforts. Broadened and deepened client relationships through customized reports, strategies, and presentations.
Chief Currency Strategist
Mellon Bank
May 1999 - May 2001 (2 years 1 month)
Provided short and medium term analysis of developed and developing economies, currencies, and interest rates. Supported sales and trading in Pittsburgh, Boston, and London. Served on management investment committee and developed extensive corporate and custodial client contact.
Senior Strategist
Deutsche Morgan Grenfell
April 1995 - November 1998 (3 years 8 months)
Responsible for short term analysis and commentary on international currency and interest rate developments for the foreign exchange trading and sales forece. Worked directly with clients on strategy development. Contributed to internal and industry publications. Commanded high profile in the financial media and presented frequently before business groups and industry conferences.
Director of Research & Portfolio Manager
Ezra Zask Associates
August 1993 - March 1995 (1 year 8 months)
Member of managing committee for financial and commodity hedge fund. Developed trading strategies, interacted with outside managers, created and traded interest rate program, and assisted in execution of trading strategies in the foreign exchange portfolio. Designed and directed fundamental, technical, and quantitative research projects.

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Masters
1984 / 1985
Public and International Affairs, International Political Economy
Northern Illinois University
Masters
1982 / 1984
American History
North Central College
Bachelor of Arts
1979 / 1982
Political Science & Humanities

Publications

Making Sense of The Dollar: Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange
Marc Chandler
Bloomberg Press
08/19/2009
Has the greenback really lost its preeminent place in the world? Not according to currency expert Marc Chandler, who explains why so many are—wrongly—pessimistic about both the dollar and the U.S. economy. Making Sense of the Dollar explores the many factors—trade deficits, the dollar’s role in the world, globalization, capitalism, and more—that affect the dollar and the U.S. economy and lead to the inescapable conclusion that both are much stronger than many people suppose. Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets for twenty years as a foreign exchange strategist for several Wall Street firms. He is one of the most widely respected and quoted currency experts today.
Marc to Market:Breaking Down and Making Sense of Global Capital Markets
Marc Chandler
Marc Chandler
Global capital markets analysis and commentary blog with over 45,000 hits monthly. Featured on Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, FT Alphaville, ForexPros, Credit Writedowns, Zero Hedge, and The Street.