Breaking News
0

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.

The recent strength in the Swiss franc has extended to the point of gaining versus all major currencies, including the US dollar over the past 2 weeks. Not coincidentally, the start of this period...
USD strength is back in full force today, but this time the yen is outperforming it due to falling indices. This implies the yen remains the ultimate safe-haven currency, even gaining versus the Swiss...
Monday's equity rally was another confirmation that the year's dominant market worry is the trading relationship between China and the US. Improved relations and detente over the past 2 days have led...
The bond market continues to break down as US 30-Year yields broke a major resistance level Thursday. Sterling was the top performer after some Brexit related news denials and confirmations, while the...
Despite the attention commanded by the US dollar, its Canadian counterpart remains the strongest-performing currency since the start of the month and the beginning of the quarter. Negotiations to save...
The US dollar cracked some tough resistance levels on Tuesday after a solid retail sales report. The dollar was the top performer among the majors while the kiwi languished once again. Japanese GDP...
The US dollar got back in gear in New York trade Monday to halt three days of declines. The pound was the only G10 currency to lead the US dollar while the New Zealand dollar lagged again. Chinese...
Signs of a thaw on trade between the US and China could help risk appetite to start the week. Last week, the Canadian dollar was the top performer while the kiwi lagged. Yesterday, Trump commented on...
The headline on the Canadian April jobs report was soft but the details were encouraging and that will make the BoC decision on May 30 a tricky one. The Swiss franc was the top performer Friday with...
After a slow start to the week in the way of data, get ready for some Thursday action with a BoE rate decision, minutes, inflation report and Carney speech. And don't forget US CPI. Crude jumped more...