Ashraf Laidi

Keep informed with the expert opinion of City Index’s Chief Global Strategist, Ashraf Laidi. Gain access to his in depth knowledge of the FX markets, macro economics and central bank policies. This page will be updated multiple times throughout the week.

Beware of a shock week in equities

September 12, 2014 5:02 pm by

Earlier this year, plenty of ink was spilled about the ‘January effect’ – the positive correlation between stocks’ January performance and their year’s overall performance. […]

Yen downside & Nikkei’s rally

September 11, 2014 6:07 pm by

Japan has long spoken about the need to address the nation’s aging population and offer better returns to meet growing pension payouts. It is finally […]

Jolts, Jobs & Carney

September 9, 2014 5:42 pm by

The number of US job vacancies waiting to be filled slipped to 4.67m in July from 4.68m a month earlier, but held up near 13-year […]

September 8, 2014 5:31 pm by

The British pound sustains further damage following this weekend’s YouGov poll, revealing pro-independence voters in Scottish taking the lead for the first time – with […]

ECB bazooka part 2: Rate cuts & ABS

September 4, 2014 6:25 pm by

EURUSD plunged 1.6% today, its biggest percentage day decline since October 2011 as the ECB cut interest rates on the main refinancing operations, the marginal […]

Euro braces for ECB, Draghi

September 3, 2014 4:51 pm by

Falling PMI shoe The decline in the eurozone August composite PMI (combining services and manufacturing PMIs) to 52.5 from July’s 52.8, was not big news. […]