Neil Looker

Neil Looker has over 20 years experience in FX trading in London, New York and Sydney. Access his thoughts and opinions on the forex markets with our daily Forex News.

Greece – ‘staying alive’?

February 20, 2015 11:24 am by

The FX markets remained quiet in Asia as most of the region celebrated the lunar holidays. The price action is obviously dominated by the saga […]

FOMC minutes reaffirm patient stance

February 19, 2015 10:07 am by

The dollar traded lethargically in Asia following the Fed inspired sell-off, as the FOMC minutes lent towards a dovish tone. The committee revealed that dropping ‘patient’ […]

Risk-off as uncertainty dominates

February 9, 2015 11:30 am by

The FX market has started the week with a risk-off tone despite Friday’s solid US jobs report. January’s non-farm payrolls increased by a larger-than-expected +257k […]

NFP versus oil = dollar fate

February 6, 2015 9:48 am by

The oil market continues to dominate proceedings in FX and equity markets, as volatility in black gold reaches unprecedented levels following a 4% price advance […]

Risk slips on Greecey oil

February 5, 2015 10:01 am by

The oil markets reversed the move higher seen on Tuesday with WTI closing down 8%, and intraday moves showing declines of 10% during the European/US […]

Chinese PMI in contraction territory

February 2, 2015 9:51 am by

The risk sentiment took an initial dent at the start of the trading week, following disappointing manufacturing data out of China. The official Chinese manufacturing […]

Post FOMC: As you were

January 29, 2015 10:08 am by

The dollar trades with a bid tone following the FOMC which is being perceived as slightly hawkish by most commentators, despite the cautious tone with regards […]