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.

Nikkei drags the JPY lower

October 20, 2014 9:16 am by

The Nikkei is trading up close to 4% following an article published over the weekend in Japan that suggested the GPIF (and its $1.2 trillion […]

Calm before another storm?

October 16, 2014 10:10 am by

The dollar consolidates in a low volume Asian session following the losses seen yesterday as S&P futures and the US 10-year yield trade in a […]

Day of the dollar as data returns

October 15, 2014 10:05 am by

The ‘buy dollars wear diamonds’ theme has returned, despite the collapse of risk and oil. GBP leads the ugly currency contest with cable retreating sub […]

The IMF spooks risk

October 8, 2014 9:15 am by

The Asian session has seen stocks trade under pressure adding further retracement to the dollar strength trend. The FX risk trade follows the crumbling equity […]

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 […]