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Alan is a highly experienced banker with an in depth knowledge of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Finance. He has had a varied career in Global markets, Risk management, FX Trading and Sales & Interest Rate Management. He has managed sales teams mentoring his team in both markets and marketing.He has been published in a number of journals and has appeared daily on radio to discuss market movements and events. His first novel was recently published.

ECB Minutes Bring Surprise Reaction

Draghi comments not taken at face value It is difficult to imagine the recent comments of ECB President Mario Draghi being any clearer. He, and...

Fed Minutes Dampen Rate Hike Hopes

Concern over benign inflation outlook The minutes of the FOMC meeting which was held in late July brought disappointment to traders who were hoping for...

Benign Inflation Hits U.S. Rate Hopes

Prices rise at just 0.1% in July Inflation has been the only significant economic statistic that has reacted as expected to the three rate hikes...

Ranges Remain Intact as CHF & JPY React to N. Korean Rhetoric

Trump and Mattis provide a stark warning North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un should be in no doubt over the consequences should he continue to test...

“Risk off” as Rhetoric Continues

Swiss franc has largest one day rise in 2½ years The seemingly inevitable conflict between the U.S. and North Korea came a step closer yesterday...

Dollar Stable as North Korean Rhetoric Grows

Trump Threatens “Fire and Fury” The currency market has reacted in typical fashion to a ratcheting up of the tension between the U.S. and North...

Dollar reaching its Nadir?

Economy turning positive as market expectations grow It is perceived wisdom that rate hikes tend to follow a period of improved economic activity that needs...

Dollar Corrects but Trend remains

Strong employment report brings relief. Fridays release of employment data drove a correction in the dollar as the index of its performance against the currencies...

It Cuts Both Ways

Commercial considerations should drive Brexit negotiations. The other day I was at a meeting of “experts” in several fields where we were discussing Brexit “what...

Employment report to support dollar?

Traders ready for correction. The almost one-way direction that has seen the Euro rise to 1.1910 without any meaningful correction means that, in a comparable...

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