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Simon Smith, Chief Economist
Simon Smith has over seventeen years experience of macro forecasting and investment strategy research. Prior to joining FxPro in May 2010, Simon was a consultant with Thomson Reuters, having spent four years as Chief Economist at Weavering Capital.
He has held economic and strategy positions with Standard & Poor’s, together with consultancy firms 4Cast and MMS International.
Simon holds an MSc. in Economics from the University of London and a BSc. from Brunel University.
Angus Campbell, Senior Analyst
Angus Campbell is Senior Analyst at FxPro and has over twelve years’ experience working in the City analysing and commentating on financial markets. He has made regular television appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC Europe, Reuters TV, CNN, BBC and Sky News.
Prior to joining FxPro in July 2013 Angus spent five years as Head of Market Analysis at London Capital Group. Angus holds a BA Hons in Business & Accounting from the University of Exeter.
Posted on: 20 February 2017
The Aussie has been one of the best currency performers this year to date as a result of the retracement of the dollar and the rebound of commodity prices.
Posted on: 11 January 2017
President-elect Donald Trump take a break from Twitter today as he hosts a news conference just over a week ahead of his official inauguration.
Posted on: 10 January 2017
With a tricky opening to the year, the pound is looking like it will continue to struggle, returning as it has to pre-US election levels.
Posted on: 9 January 2017
The going is getting tougher for the dollar; selling into strength was a feature of last week. Events in China showed that there were still vulnerabilities on the other side of the equation.
Posted on: 6 January 2017
If the past two days have taught us anything about the FX market, it’s that the dollar is more about positioning than trading off fundamentals.
Posted on: 3 January 2017
The past week has seen some choppy activity in markets and especially in FX, as the thinner liquidity conditions combined with lack of news flow.
Posted on: 15 December 2016
The main driver of the dollar’s gains was upward revision to the projected interest rate path for the coming year, with this moving from 2 increases to 3.
Posted on: 14 December 2016
Almost without fail, the Fed has previously been over-optimistic on the extent of future tightening. What will the project for 2017?
Posted on: 8 December 2016
The main challenge for markets today will be steering through the messages that emerge from the ECB meeting and press conference.
Posted on: 7 December 2016
Compared to the volatility seen Monday, yesterday was a much calmer day in markets. Ranges were tight overnight, with the year's main risk events now over.
Posted on: 6 December 2016
Having been down 1% early on, the single currency ended yesterday more than 1% higher vs. Friday’s close, with Renzi possibly postponing his resignation.
Posted on: 5 December 2016
The Italian referendum on constitutional reform saw voters reject the proposals in front of them, with No winning 59% of the vote.
Posted on: 2 December 2016
It’s not been the economy that has been driving the dollar over the past 3 weeks, of that we can be pretty sure. Rather, it's the fiscal policies of Trump.
Posted on: 1 December 2016
Markets never have great expectations going into OPEC meetings, but yesterday’s agreement to cut production in January of next year came as a surprise.
Posted on: 29 November 2016
Since the US election, many currencies have been one-way traffic, either up or down, rarely sideways; we are taking a breather on some of those trends.