OANDA Market Beat Podcast

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the major upcoming market news, macro analysis and economic indicator releases that will impact currencies, stocks other asset classes.

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Dollar Mixed as Trade War Risks Escalate

Dollar Solid Ahead of July 4 Holiday

The US dollar is mixed against most major currencies on Tuesday. The market has been trading in a tight range ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

The Canadian dollar was the single currency that appreciated versus the greenback last week. The loonie moved higher with the release of a stronger than expected monthly GDP number on Friday.

The softer trade comments also helped dissipate the risk aversion sentiment lifting the Canadian currency.

Oil prices in North America are higher as lower supply due to disruptions put WTI crude above $74. US jobs data will be released on Friday, July 6 at 8:30 am EDT with Canadian employment data also due at that time.

– RBA kept rates unchanged at 1.50% on Tuesday as expected
– FOMC meeting minutes to be published on Thursday
– Canadian and US employment data due on Friday

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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