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Financial Times foreign exchange correspondent Roger Blitz talks to experts on the currencies market about the week ahead, looking at the global political and economic factors driving the world’s largest market.

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Financial Times foreign exchange correspondent Roger Blitz talks to experts on the currencies market about the week ahead, looking at the global political and economic factors driving the world’s largest market.

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Great podcast

By Mr. Carmean - May 19 2016
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High production and smart commentary.

Smart and concise

By Dr. Duru - Jul 02 2012
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Very good way to start the week of trading. Knowledgeable guests and host make for an informative 10-minute or so session on the topic forex topics and predictions. The show clearly makes an effort to gather a diversity of opinions and analysis as well.

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
3
2
1
1

Great podcast

By Mr. Carmean - May 19 2016
Read more
High production and smart commentary.

Smart and concise

By Dr. Duru - Jul 02 2012
Read more
Very good way to start the week of trading. Knowledgeable guests and host make for an informative 10-minute or so session on the topic forex topics and predictions. The show clearly makes an effort to gather a diversity of opinions and analysis as well.

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FT Hard Currency

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Financial Times foreign exchange correspondent Roger Blitz talks to experts on the currencies market about the week ahead, looking at the global political and economic factors driving the world’s largest market.

Rank #1: The euro-dollar rally, central bank signals and risk around the Turkish election

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Roger Blitz is joined by David Bloom, global head of currency strategy at HSBC, to discuss the euro-dollar rally, how the markets read the Fed's forward guidance and other central bank signals, and political risk in forex ahead of the Turkish election. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 04 2015

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Rank #2: Fed can't feed the dollar beast

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A hawkish Federal Reserve pushed the dollar higher, but investors stopped short of igniting a full-throttle greenback rally. That is because their focus is on the interest rate deliberations of other central banks, Swissquote's Peter Rosenstreich tells Roger Blitz, with the European Central Bank the one being watched most closely For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 21 2017

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Rank #3: Macroprudential measures' impact on sterling

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With UK policy makers flagging concerns over the rising risks of a bubble in the housing market, Delphine Strauss, currencies correspondent, asks David Bloom, currency strategist at HSBC, how macroprudential measures would affect sterling. Also, what would be the knock-on effects of ECB easing for other currencies - and what does range-bound trading in the yen tell us about the state of the forex market? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 22 2014

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Rank #4: Trump wrecks Mex FX

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Mexico's peso is too competitive for its own good, Stephen Gallo of Bank of Montreal tells Roger Blitz - but it is in also in US interests to conclude a mutually acceptable renegotiation of Nafta
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Jan 27 2017

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Rank #5: Currency intervention watch

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Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, talks to FT currencies correspondent Alice Ross about currency interventions, looking at why the Swiss National Bank will keep defending the Swiss franc’s peg with the euro in the face of increasing money flow into the haven currency, the prospects for intervention in the yen, and the outlook for the euro. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 31 2012

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Rank #6: The other view on Greece and QE prospects for the US and UK

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FT currencies correspondent Alice Ross talks to Steven Saywell, head of FX currency strategy in Europe at BNP Paribas about why he thinks a Greek exit is unlikely and remains bullish on the euro, as well as a look ahead to the US non-farm payroll data and the prospects for more quantitative easing in the US and UK. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 27 2012

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Rank #7: Can emerging markets withstand a rallying dollar?

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With the dollar's rally putting emerging markets currencies under pressure, Delphine Strauss, currencies correspondent, asks Ilan Solot, strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, whether emerging markets are now better placed to withstand a rise in global rates - and what political developments in Brazil and Turkey will mean for two of last year's 'fragile five' currencies. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 21 2014

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Rank #8: Mind the gap

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Adam Cole of RBC Capital Markets tells Katie Martin why the euro and dollar still pounce on well-known signs of contrasting US and European monetary policy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 27 2015

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Rank #9: Fed in fashion, but don't discount the Donald

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Hawkish rhetoric from Federal Reserve officials was the big dollar driver this week, but Steven Englander of Citigroup tells Roger Blitz why investors should still keep faith in the Trumpflation trade For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 03 2017

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Rank #10: The crowded dollar trade

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With the dollar at a 7 year high against the yen, Delphine Strauss, currencies correspondent, asks David Bloom, currency strategist at HSBC, what it will take to reignite its rally against other major currencies. Also, does the Save our Swiss Gold Initiative threaten the SNB's cap on the Swiss franc, and should investors worry about the consensus prevailing in forex markets? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 20 2014

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Rank #11: The rouble's slide

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As an effective free float of the rouble drives the currency to all-time lows, Delphine Strauss, currencies correspondent, is joined by Tom Levinson, strategist at Sberbank CIB, to discuss the change in policy. Will Russia's central bank step in to defend the rouble; does it have further to fall before it finds a new level; and what are the implications for currencies of central and eastern European neighbours? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 06 2014

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Rank #12: Dollar doubts, French fears, steady sterling

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Itchy investors are saying goodbye and good riddance to February in the forex market. Kathleen Brooks of City Index tells Roger Blitz that there is much more to look forward to in March, but for the moment, dollar uncertainty is the dominant theme, followed by rising European political risk and a more measured view of Brexit For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 24 2017

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Rank #13: Wither the dollar?

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The world's reserve currency hit a 14-month low after the Fed's statement on monetary policy this week. Concern about the US central bank's preoccupation with softer-than-expected inflation put the dollar under broad pressure. Stephen Gallo, European Head of FX Strategy at Bank of Montreal, joins Michael Hunter to assess the shifting policy outlook at the Fed, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 27 2017

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Rank #14: A year in the life of forex

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Donald Trump's election victory 12 months ago set off a dollar rally and protectionism fears, and heightened political risk in Europe. Roger Blitz asks Eoin Murray of Hermes Investment Management whether markets are more immune to shock, if benign forex conditions will last and what to watch out for in 2018.

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Nov 09 2017

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Rank #15: Who's doing good from dollar doldrums?

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Not many, says Steven Barrow of Standard Bank. There may be some short-term upside for the euro, the pound and emerging market currencies, he tells Roger Blitz, but none of these are likely to stay supported as investors itch to revive the dollar rally. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 24 2017

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Rank #16: Dollar to drive on, pound to stay pat

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Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell this week injected renewed vigour into the dollar, while weak data and Brexit woes undermined the pound. David Bloom of HSBC tells Roger Blitz why the case for continued dollar strength is more convincing than the case for further sterling weakness.

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Jul 19 2018

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Rank #17: Worried dollar and sterling bulls - worry not

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A dovish Federal Reserve is giving grief to the greenback, but Sam Lynton-Brown of BNP Paribas tells Roger Blitz there is good reason to expect the dollar to keep rising, while there is a fair chance that sterling will enjoy short-term support For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 17 2017

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Rank #18: Take me to your leader

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Whether it is the choice of Federal Reserve chair, Japan's election, Theresa May's chaotic speech or Catalonia's bid for independence, leadership has been the dominant theme moving currencies, as Itay Tuchman of Citigroup explains to Roger Blitz For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #19: Sterling's puzzling purple patch

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The pound has proved surprisingly resilient around the $1.25 level, even as inflation data out this week looked lacklustre. Koon Chow of UBP tells Michael Hunter what is on the watchlist for the UK currency and takes a tour or the agenda for the dollar and the euro For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 17 2017

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Rank #20: Calling Draghi's bluff

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If ECB president Mario Draghi was hoping his press conference would temper market expectations about tapering, he didn't succeed, as the euro pulled higher. Valentin Marinov of Credit Agricole looks at the key takeaways from the ECB meeting and concludes that tapering is indeed coming, so long as the euro doesn't appreciate too fast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 20 2017

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