Here, or in Pro Traders Club video reviews, you will
often hear me refer to the Overnight Index Swaps (OIS
Market) and their relation to the market pricing in
rate hikes/cuts for a specific region. Here is a good
article i came across that can help to explain the
instrument. I don't know who wrote the article, so
cannot credit the appropriate source. It may be a
little heavy for some, but you'll get the general
idea.... Read More...
Helped by stronger oil at $119/bbl and a hurricane
threat in the Gulf of Mexico the USD is selling off
after an over-extended run. 2yr rate spreads have
continued to move in favour of EUR/USD and this can
provide more accelerant for the move higher. I
anticipate stronger EUR from current levels over the
near term. Read More...
Crude oil prices rebounded to above $117/bbl from a
low of 112.36 yesterday, and this weighed on the USD
overnight Commodities were helped by increasing
worries over a tropical storm which is threatening
oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.
The USD fell Thursday largely rationalized by a rally
in oil, which jumped to its highest level in 2
½-weeks to $121.94 per barrel. Read More...
Pound suffered losses against the major's for 9
consecutive days. While GBP has suffered partially
due to Eurozone weakness reflected in GDP, the UK
remains behind the curve of market reaction to
pricing in declining economic growth and tightening
of interest rate spreads vs the majors. Read
August Perspectives – Pre Rate Announcements
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university days in the mid 1980’s. I took interest in
the FX sector in 1998, prior to which, I had a
lengthy career as an Olympic athlete. In 2002, I
managed an FX fund with an outstanding trader who won
the Daiken Award (separate fund) in Singapore for
best new fund for private equity, and his thorough
knowledge, guidance and expertise brought my trading
to the institutional level.
It was a great privilege and honor. Currently, I
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