The dollar exchange rate as a global risk factor: evidence from investment

Exchange rate fluctuations influence economic activity not only via the standard trade channel, but also through a financial channel, which operates through the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on borrowers’ balance sheets and lenders’ risk-taking capacity. The paper explores the “triangular” relationship between (i) the strength of the US dollar, (ii) cross-border bank flows and (iii) real investment.

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MSD Capital buying Blueknight Energy Partners

MSD Capital now holds a total of 5,192,232 shares in Blueknight Energy Partners (BKEP). MSD Capital L P is based out of New York. Their last reported 13F filing included $255,282,000 in managed 13F securities and a top 10 holdings concentration of 100.0%. Another fact noteworthy MSD Capital is a private investment firm established in 1998 to exclusively manage the assets of Michael Dell and his family. Looks like Mr.Dell is betting on the oil price recovery too.

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