Weekly FX Update – 10 August 2017 (Video)

Financial markets have been in risk aversion mode in recent days, with geopolitical risk driving traders towards the traditional safe havens for cover. A slower week on the economic calendar hasn’t helped matters but with plenty of data to come in the week ahead, this could all change.

That said, should the war of words continue between the US and North Korea, or even escalate, other matters will likely continue to be overshadowed and investor sentiment remain subdued.

Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses all of these issues and gives his analysis on USDJPY (7:02), GBPJPY (9:32), EURJPY (10:51), EURUSD (12:30), GBPUSD (14:10), EURGBP (15:53), AUDUSD (17:04), USDCAD (18:08) and NZDUSD (19:29).

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
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.