Crouching currencies pounce

As US stocks hit record highs, a tandem rise in Asian currencies reveals fresh appetite for risk.

The recent political dramas that gripped the US have put rival currencies, such as China’s yuan, firmly in the spotlight as the credibility of the world’s reserve currency is questioned. This, in conjunction with a perception quantitative easing will continue for some time yet, has encouraged Asian currencies to improve.

Markets have established the expectation quantitative easing will continue in its current form for some time yet, pushing the S&P 500 to all-time highs and engineering Asian currencies to be at the forefront for those with an appetite for risk.

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