Oil is re-asserting its stranglehold on the currencies of energy producers.
After ignoring volatile crude prices for most of the year, the currencies of Norway and Canada are succumbing to a selloff that has knocked 12 percent off the value of their biggest export this month. Russia’s ruble, a favorite destination of carry traders using borrowed dollars to invest in higher-yielding assets, has proved more resilient.
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Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.