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.

The dollar dominates as AUD succumbs

October 1, 2014 9:38 am by

The Asian session has seen the ‘buy dollars, wear diamonds’ theme continue despite long USD positioning reaching extreme levels. Investors show no signs of reducing […]

Positioning to dominate

September 26, 2014 10:06 am by

The Asian session has been reasonably quite as the dollar continues to hold onto gains with USD/JPY moving up to 109.15/20. Japanese welfare minister Yasuhisa […]

Syrian tensions weigh on risk

September 24, 2014 9:19 am by

The S&P traded lower to 1976- just shy of the 38.2% retracement of the August to October rally- following the US led air strikes on […]

Scotland still a winner

September 19, 2014 9:51 am by

Sterling trades stronger this morning following a solid ‘no’ outcome to the Scottish referendum, as was predicted by the bookmakers. A turnout rate of 85% […]

Dot plot outweighs dovish sentence

September 18, 2014 12:07 pm by

The US dollar significantly strengthened despite the FOMC repeating the line, “highly accommodative policy to be appropriate for a considerable time after the asset purchase […]

Will the FOMC change the tone?

September 17, 2014 9:15 am by

The short-term US dollar long positioning was cleansed yesterday afternoon ahead of the FOMC this evening, which is being billed as one of the most […]

AU jobs fail to inspire AUD

September 11, 2014 9:38 am by

The AUD failed to sustain a move above 0.9200 following very strong jobs data overnight. The Australian unemployment rate fell to a 12-year low of […]