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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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23 Ratings
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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

Latest release on Oct 04, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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.  

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Nov 27 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  

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Sep 21 2017

9mins

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Rank #3: 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.  

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Jun 04 2015

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Rank #4: 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.  

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Jul 27 2017

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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?  

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May 22 2014

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Rank #7: 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  

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Jul 20 2017

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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.  

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May 31 2012

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Rank #10: 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.  

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May 27 2012

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Rank #11: The long and noisy road toward normal monetary policy

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In the week the European Central Bank outlined its plans to wind down stimulus, Stephen Gallo of the Bank of Montreal joins Michael Hunter to tune into the signals hidden in the noise

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Oct 26 2017

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Rank #12: All talk, not much currency action

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Investors couldn't help notice the impasse in negotiations over Nafta, Brexit and Catalonia, but did they care very much? Michael Sneyd of BNP Paribas tells Roger Blitz why the foreign exchange market is more interested in central bank developments than talks deadlock 

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Oct 19 2017

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Rank #13: Plotting the pound's pivotal data point

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Sterling found support this week after strong wages and jobs data. The rebound followed lacklustre inflation data, but after a multi-decade high for employment and a forecast-beating rise in incomes, have the Bank of England's hawks been left with more room to fly? Nick Gartside, International CIO of Fixed Income at JPMorgan Asset Management thinks so, and explains why to Michael Hunter.  

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Aug 17 2017

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Rank #14: 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.  

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Aug 21 2014

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Rank #15: EM contains contagion risk

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Investors brushed off the plunge in the lira as a Turkish difficulty rather than wider issues with emerging market currencies. Is EM FX less vulnerable these days to contagion, or are there more pressing worries for EM, such as a rising dollar, China growth concerns and commodity price movements? Sergei Strigo of asset manager Amundi discusses its prospects with Roger Blitz  

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Oct 12 2017

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Rank #16: China plays its currency card

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China's central bank verbally intervened to stabilise the renminbi after a fall that echoed the dramatic declines of 2015-16. Stephen Gallo of Bank of Montreal tells Roger Blitz what we learned about China's currency strategy and argues that G10 policy normalisation is back on track, which should see the euro push higher  

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Jul 05 2018

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Rank #17: Dollar down but far from done

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Markets took their cue from policymakers' speeches at a central bank gathering this week to inject new life into the euro and the pound. But Steven Saywell of BNP Paribas tells Roger Blitz that he believes they are too bearish about the US and are mispricing the dollar  

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Jun 29 2017

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Rank #18: Neighbours facing two ways

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Canada raised rates, unworried that inflation remains below target. But doubts about inflation targeting resurfaced in the US. Kamal Sharma at Bank of America Merrill Lynch tells Roger Blitz why central bank views on prices differ, and how the debate will shape monetary policy in the UK and Europe  

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Jul 13 2017

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Rank #19: 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  

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Mar 03 2017

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Rank #20: 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?  

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Nov 20 2014

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