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Ashraf Laidi

Joined: May 03, 2007
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Ashraf Laidi's Opinion & Analysis
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The FOMC meeting minutes released yesterday played out largely as expected but the market may be focused on the wrong things. The Aussie maintains its volatile ways, losing against all currencies...
U.S.-China trade talks resume in Washington today with the aim of striking a comprehensive deal ahead of the March 1st deadline. A sharp slowdown in auto sales sparked fresh worries about the Chinese...
The market remains upbeat about U.S.-China trade negotiations but may be underestimating the risks. Lofty Chinese exports data were released overnight. U.S. retail sales on Thursday are sure to be a...
Better sentiment on a U.S.-China trade deal kicked off the week but be warned that it could all fall apart in a moment. The U.S. dollar led the way while the pound lagged. Powell speaks on Tuesday....
Hawkish central banks continue to fall like dominoes and as they do, it highlights the relative yield advantage for dollars. USD holds to most of Wednesday's gains, while EUR drops across the board...
State of the Union speeches can be watersheds in markets as the US president lays out his agenda, but Tuesday's edition left little for markets to digest and instead focused on well-trodden issues...
Friday's non-farm payrolls report failed to give the U.S. dollar the kind of boost you might expect because details didn't match the headlines. Yet, the U.S. currency is holding steady, largely...
Trump signaled optimism on a China trade deal Thursday but the ECB's Weidmann warned on growth. The ECB wasted little time in sending out dovish comments after the dovish twist FOMC statement. Expect...
The Fed abandoned any hints of a hawkish bias and shifted to a neutral, 'patient' approach. The U.S. dollar sank on the FOMC while the Australian dollar was the top performer on the day. The China...
The FOMC statement is likely to backtrack further away from rate hikes but the market may be more sensitive to talk about the balance sheet. The pound fell 150 pips from its highs on Tuesday after an...