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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 9

by Adam Button DXY is posting its fifth consecutive daily decline, the longest string of losses since April. Thursday's release of weekly jobless showed a slight decline as expected, but it was...
by Adam Button The London holiday led to a sluggish start to the week in FX as equities and bonds continued on their post-Powell paths. Since the close of NY trade yesterday, NZD and CHF were the...
by Adam Button As we anticipated, US consumer confidence badly missed expectations on Tuesday, raising new questions about the underlying strength of the recovery. Despite that, the dollar pared...
by Adam Button Fed Chair Jerome Powell offered no signal on the timing of the taper at Jackson Hole and that left the market more confident that a September move was coming. But it was the way Powell...
by Adam Button The ink was barely dry on the rising yields narrative before news of two explosions in Kabul killing 12 US servicemen and over 13 US afghans brought down equities and bond yields,...
by Adam Button It only takes a modest slowdown in COVID cases to spark a big reversal in favor of risk trades. Gold posted its biggest drop in nearly 3 weeks with the rise in real yields as XAU/USD...
by Adam Button Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole speech was scheduled for Friday but it came with a twist—the live conference was moved to a virtual format. Some speculate the shift may be...
by Adam Button Who said August was a slow month? FX markets showed on Thursday there's ongoing uncertainty around the Delta variant as commodity currencies and sterling plunged against the dollar and...
by Adam Button The FOMC minutes were supposed to be dovish but markets cant shake off St Louis Fed's Bulllard's remarks about an ultra rapid taper (see Tweets below). The loudest voices at the FOMC...
by Adam Button We'll have to wait a bit longer to get the first developed-country rate hike of this cycle after the RBNZ surprised by holding rates. An even bigger surprise was how the market reacted...