FxPro Daily Forex Brief

Simon Smith, Chief Economist, FxPro

Simon Smith, Chief Economist, FxPro

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, FxPro

Angus Campbell, Senior Analyst at FxPro

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.


FxPro: Can EUR/JPY hold above the uptrend line support ?

Posted on: 21 February 2017

EUR/JPY has seen a noticeable retracement since the start of February, breaking the two-month consolidation pattern. Can it hold above uptrend line support?

FxPro: AUD/USD bull nears mid-term major resistance zone

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.

FxPro: Searching for a new narrative

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.

FxPro: The sterling conundrum

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.

FxPro: Selling into USD strength

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.

FxPro: it’s all about positioning

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.

FxPro: Returning to normal

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.

FxPro: That’s all folks

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.

FxPro: Everything has changed

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?

FxPro: tapering and extending

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.

FxPro: Calming down

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.

FxPro: Making sense

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.

FxPro: Crisis lite

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.

FxPro: It’s not the jobs numbers

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.

FxPro: Booming oil

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.



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