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.


Will the Bank of Canada hike it’s rates?

Will the Bank of Canada hike it’s rates on this coming Wednesday? Some say it should and will. Others think rates should be kept on […]

Jan 16

Hello Trade Tensions – What’s in store?

Less than 24 hours hours after the People’s Bank of China hinted it may change the components of its USD/CNY basket, global currency and bond […]

Jan 12

Ripple’s Next Move

Finally, Ripple experiences disappointing news, or not the usual bit of good news. Coinbase, one of the largest exchanges for cryptocurrencies said earlier this week, […]

Jan 05

Cross Currency Swaps in EURUSD

Note how the US dollar rebounded following the sell-off that was caused by last week’s Federal Reserve announcement. The recent rise in the US currency […]

Dec 18

Brexit talks border on failure.

UK PM Theresa failed to reach an agreement with the EU regarding the first phase of the Brexit negotiations as a result of a last-minute […]

Dec 05

The meaning behind $1.38 GBP/USD.

What has happened to all of the prophetic statements about the British pound falling below $1.15/$1.10 and remaining there? After crashing last year to $1.1840, […]

Nov 29

What’s next for Merkel?

German coalition continues talks following the walk out by the Free Democratic Party. Going forward, Merkel can continue to try and form a coalition with […]

Nov 21

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