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.

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 […]

USD/JPY reaches six-year high

September 10, 2014 9:26 am by

The dollar continues to outperform, emphasising the ‘buy dollars wear diamonds theme’ we have seen despite the weaker US jobs report last Friday. The catalyst behind […]

Nikkei rally sparks dollar rally

September 2, 2014 9:26 am by

The dollar enjoyed a good session overnight despite the Labor Day holiday in the US, with events in Japan inspiring the rally. The Nikkei is trading towards […]