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Vicki Schmelzer

New York City
Senior FX Correspondent and Senior Financial Journalist — Market News International

MNI interviews recruiters, property managers, port spokesmen, etc. on topics of interest about the US economy

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Vicki writes the Reality Check series on subjects of interest in the U.S. economy for Market News International, an accredited financial newswire. Prior to this, she wrote OnTheRadar and TheFXSpot, both columns for MNI. Vicki is a former currency trader with over 20 years experience trading major...

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Ahead of Friday's NFP release, read what recruiters told MNI about hiring and wage trends in December. See the latest REALITY CHECKS on MNI Main Wire at 10:48 am ET and 1058 am ET
For my latest Reality Check on US port traffic, I spoke w Moody's analyst Moses Kopmar in an exclusive interview. He offers an overview of 2017, explaining why container volumes were up, and gives insight into 2018 volumes. See MNI Main Wire at 10:48 am ET Thursday
BOA Merrill Lynch released its fund managers survey Tues, w cash holdings up in Dec, potentially to invest in Q1. The survey discusses EQ and FI holdings and perceived "tail risk" See MNI Main Wire
10-year US Tsy yields hit 2.43% earlier - revisiting high levels from March 31 (2.431%) Mkt was disappointed in the Fed dot plot. 10-yr yields broke above 2.43 in Oct&Nov but have been unable to close above that mark on a sustained basis
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I went straight from trading to working at MNI

Have you ever used a typewriter?

yes but badly

How is social media changing news?

The news moves more quickly now & is condensed to short bites/tweets etc. which can make it harder to accurately convey what is happening