All posts by Ashraf Laidi

Ashraf Laidi is an independent strategist and trader, founder of Intermarket Strategy Ltd and author of "Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis". His insights on currencies and commodities appear in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, and BBC.


More Sterling Rumblings This Week

The pound starts the week on a sour note amid fresh political turmoil weighing on PM Theresa May, but GBP traders will vie with a […]

Nov 13

Trump’s Tax Plan: More Questions for USD Bulls

One week after I warned that the US House of Representatives tax plan would be a disappointment for the US dollar due to a lower […]

Nov 10

Dollar Unhappy with Tax Reform

The tax reform bill, unveiled Thursday by US Republican House Representatives may not be the piece of news long anticipated by currency traders favouring the […]

Nov 03

Who’s Next at the Fed?

President Trump is likely to announce his pick for a new chairman to the Federal Reserve before his trip to Asia scheduled for next week. […]

Oct 24

Crucial GBP Week Ahead

UK PM Theresa May will do her best to end the Brexit stalemate with the EU in dinner with EU Commissioner Jean Claude Juncker. It […]

Oct 17

What Was Lost in Friday’s US Jobs Report?

Lost in the noise of Friday’s hurricane-ridden US jobs report was another strong report from Canada. Canada is the miraculous nation, who has yet to […]

Oct 11

Under the Golden Hood: Looking at “Real” Interest Rates

In predicting the price of gold, most market observers look at the US dollar as a clue because it is the currency in which gold […]

Oct 04

4 Questions for EURGBP

For the 2nd time in almost one year, the EUR/GBP exchange rate attempts and fails to hit the headline-grabbing parity level 1-1.  During the Eurozone […]

Sep 28

5 Questions after the Fed

Wednesday’s announcement and forecasts by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee provided USD bulls with a much-needed boost after it was revealed that 12 of […]

Sep 22

Loonie’s at it Again

The Canadian dollar is at it again The strongest currency among the top 10-traded currencies last year and again the strongest since the start of […]

Sep 13