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Ashraf Laidi

Joined: May 03, 2007
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Ashraf Laidi's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of Ashraf Laidi's articles, including current analysis & opinion - Page 15

by Adam ButtonThe dollar chopped sideways Wednesday in a sign of a market that's waiting for a catalyst like non-farm payrolls. The Canadian dollar was the top performer while the kiwi lagged. We look...
by Adam ButtonCrude oil broke out as OPEC+ confirmed it will follow its script to slowly return production but the Canadian dollar failed to follow. Much of that may have been the result of a strong...
by Adam ButtonThe US dollar resumes its bid bid from Wednesday ahead of another test of a trade that has struggled to gain traction. GBP is the best performer after comments from BoE's Vlieghe...
Demand Tapped Out?
By Ashraf Laidi - May 27, 2021
by Adam ButtonUSD is finally gaining ground as indices pullback with markets drawing closer to the final week of the month and a long weekend in the US and UK. A surprise plunge in US new home sales...
by Adam ButtonThe yo-yo in the US dollar on economic data and tapering continues on Monday, in a pattern we've highlighted before. EUR and NZD are the strongest currencies of the day, while GBP is the...
Data Driven Swings
By Ashraf Laidi - May 25, 2021
by Adam ButtonFriday's jump in the Markit US services PMI sent the dollar higher in another example of the market chasing the economic numbers. Sterling was the top performer last week while the New...
by Adam ButtonAn implosion in crypto kicked off a wild day of trading and the FOMC minutes once again emphasized the tricky task of tapering. The US dollar led the way while the New Zealand dollar...
Complex Trajectory
By Ashraf Laidi - May 18, 2021
by Adam ButtonToday, the UK fully reopens its restaurants and cafes but bad weather won't help much. So far this month we've gotten surprise reports on US jobs, inflation and etail sale. The numbers...
Fed Fight Begins
By Ashraf Laidi - May 14, 20211
by Adam ButtonMore strong jobless and PPI figures just came out from the US. The heavyweight battle between inflation and a temporary blip in prices truly got underway on Wednesday with a shockingly...
by Adam ButtonThe harmony of message between the 8 Fed officials who spoke on Tuesday was remarkable in its consistency, even as pressure mounts. GBP was the top performer while the CHF...