MarketPulseFX interview

Earlier this month the OANDA MarketPulseFX team had the opportunity of being interviewed by Hillel Fuld over at dailyforex.com. The interview gave us a chance to reach a more diverse pool of traders and to give them an insight into into what goes behind the scenes at the blog.

Here is a sample from the interview:

Why should someone read your blog?

“The key thing we try to keep in mind is that not everyone – especially those engaging in part-time currency trading – can spend hours a day tracking the news. We believe that the greatest service we can offer, is to sift through the myriad of press releases, market news, and government / corporate action notices that make the news services each day, and then report on those that have the potential for the greatest impact. We attempt to provide a condensed version of the story, yet still pass on the level of detail necessary to enable our traders to make informed decisions. Secondly, Dean’s FX provides a concise view for the trading day and should be mandatory reading for all currency traders. From just this one column, you can quickly see what happened in the European and Asian markets ahead of the North American open when volatility tends to be at its greatest. Alfonso reports on Central Bank actions, while Scott produces commentaries in the Market Pulse column that takes an in-depth look at the most important topics driving the markets. And finally, all three writers continually update news and Twitter feeds with intra-day events as they happen. A quick glance at the Forex News Update section of the blog is all you need to keep abreast of changing conditions that affect currency exchange rates.”

You can read the full interview over at dailyforex.com

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
Alfonso Esparza