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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 - Page 16

Inflation Alert
By Ashraf Laidi - May 12, 2021
by Adam ButtonThe tech wreck made way for the Dow to join the selloff, after reusrging inflation signs lifted yields at the expense of NASDAQ and bond prices (higher yields). But yesterday's...
by Adam ButtonAn ill-advised comment from the former Fed chair gave markets a taste of what's coming when US tapering and rate hikes begin. Although Yellen later rectified her comments (see below), it...
Supply Crunch-Time
By Ashraf Laidi - May 05, 2021
by Adam ButtonAre supply shocks officially in? Monday's US ISM manufacturing report missed estimates but the reason why was more worrisome than the miss itself. US March factory orders rose 1.1%,...
May Marches In
By Ashraf Laidi - May 04, 2021
By Adam ButtonRisk trades to a step back to end April but it was a strong month overall. We will have a look at May seasonal patterns. The Canadian dollar was the top performer last week while the yen...
by Adam ButtonAny illusions that the Federal Reserve would follow the Bank of Canada's lead were shot down by Powell as he preached patience. XAG, CAD and CHF are leading the gains versus USD, while...
by Adam ButtonIf copper has a doctorate in economics then the prognosis is very good; it hit a 10-year high on Monday. Equally notable is Aussie's underperformance this month. US consumer confidence...
by Adam ButtonJust how strong will the economy be in 2021? Resilient through recent lockdowns combined with reopening exuberance are leading to upgrade after upgrade. EUR/USD had its first test of the...
by Adam ButtonAll market chatter is about Biden's taxes and their impact on shares and cryptos. But let's discuss that ECB decision first. The economic outlook is improving in Europe, yet you wouldn't...
by Adam ButtonThe pandemic led to the most-aggressive deployment of monetary policy in history but its success means it's already time for withdrawal, something that will begin with the Bank of Canada...
by Adam ButtonAnother day of mixed movements in the US dollar. The greenback slumped to start the week but with the larger picture remaining murky, it's a good time to compare markets. GBP is the...