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Help wanted on Forex and Anglo Asian Mining

By Lucian Miers | Sunday 16 June 2019

Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

I wasted a fair amount of time yesterday attempting to set myself up for my first ever forex speculation. This was to be short the Hong Kong dollar against the US dollar St (at 7.82), to which it has been pegged for 36 years in the 7.75 to 7.85 range. The reasoning, as espoused by US hedgie Kyle Bass on an excellent podcast, was that the peg is unsustainable and sooner rather than later will break to the downside meaning that the risk/reward is extremely compelling in that the downside is limited to the strong end of the peg (7.75) and the upside is huge when the peg breaks. Better still…

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