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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.

One thing is certain is that PM Theresa May and the House of Commons will provide extra liquidity to GBP pairs in the upcoming 2 days. At 14:00 London time, Theresa May's proposal for Brexit will be...
There was no shortage of factors damaging stocks and spurring the US dollar yesterday. US indices sagged, technology companies were damaged by a downgrade in outlook by Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) suppliers...
The FOMC statement changed almost nothing and yet the US dollar climbed in the aftermath, we look at why. Since the start of the Friday FX trading session (as of 10 pm London last night), the US...
One day before the much anticipated US midterm elections, here are some thoughts about sterling. Yes, GBP. Today is another day when GBP is the hoghest performing currency in the G10. UK PM Theresa...
A new month flipped a switch in the foreign exchange market with the dollar and yen pummeled. The trio of AUD, NZD and GBP each soared around 2% to wipe out the entire month of October losses. Metals...
Risk-on trades attempt to maintain the flow but late dips in equities and USD/JPY may be pointing to more trouble ahead. On the month, the yen was the top performer while the Swiss franc (shockingly)...
The US dollar is nearing the best levels of the year on a number of fronts on a combination of fundamentals and month-end demand. Global indices are up nearly 1.7%, with the Dow 30 trading above its...
When the chips are down, threaten China and hope for the best next week. Is that what's left for Trump's mid-term election strategy? The wild ride in markets continues as the focus increasingly turns...
It's abundantly clear that US equities are the tail that wags the dog at the moment, driving sentiment in FX. A rebound on Thursday was quickly erased by soft quarterly results from Amazon...
One hour before the ECB press conference and 24 hours prior to the release of the advanced US Q4 GDP figures, global equities lick their wounds after the S&P 500 and the Dow 30 did something that...