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Ashraf Laidi

Joined: May 03, 2007
  • Analysis & Opinion

Ashraf Laidi's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of Ashraf Laidi's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

Dead-Cat Dollar
By Ashraf Laidi - Feb 20, 2018
The US dollar continued its modest rebound on Monday with China and North America on holiday. The Australian dollar was the top performer early in the week while the yen unwound some of last week's ...
What a week it’s been. In the FX markets’ flip-of-the-coin, it appears that heads: bad news for the US dollar, tails: worse news for the greenback. USD/JPY hit a 15-month low of 105.55 and...
The US dollar has been a dog for more than a year but the trade on Valentine's Day showed just how unloved it is. The dollar was a major laggard despite strong inflation data while commodity ...
In order to determine what part of the decline in USD/JPY was driven by yen strength rather than USD weakness, it is more appropriate to analyse the yen's trade-weighted index for a more accurate view...
Yen strength spilling from the US session into Wednesday Asia combined with broadening USD weakness sent USD/JPY to 107, on the brink of breaching the 1 1/2 year trendline support. Japan's Q4 GDP ...
Just as bloogers and analysts began writing about Monday's sharp market rebound, indices around the world are back in the red, yet off their lows. One relationship that's increasingly taking hold is ...
A tentative turn to the upside late on Friday will be tested in the days ahead but even if sentiment stabilizes, a big challenge awaits. Gold, silver and the Aussie are the best performers as yields ...
Dangerous Bottoms
By Ashraf Laidi - Feb 09, 20185
As the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average post their fourth 10% decline in the past 4 years, we ask whether a violent spike is afoot, or if further erosion is underway. You're probably ...
Any rout in stock markets is impressive but not unique. What's different this time is how localized the trauma is. We look at the reasons why. The Swiss franc was the top performer Thursday while the ...
In last week’s piece, I asked if rising bond yields could threaten gold prices. Today’s question asks whether the rise in bond yields will endanger equity indices. As I write this, US ...