Investors are shunning foreign- exchange markets because currency moves are proving difficult to predict as more countries roll out stimulus programs, according to David Bloom, head of currency strategy at HSBC Holdings Plc.
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HSBC Holdings Plc, which gets more than half of its revenue from emerging markets, says it’s time to start buying their currencies after a selloff pushed exchange rates to their lowest levels since 2009.
The dollar is unlikely to suffer a “cataclysmic selloff” should the U.S. lose its AAA credit rating, given investors’ limited alternatives to the world’s reserve currency, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.