Weekly FX Update – 31 August 2017 (Video)

It’s been a week of two halves, with the start driven by renewed geopolitical tensions after North Korea launched a missile over Japan and the latter by an abundance of economic releases. While risk aversion dominated earlier on – made worse by the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Harvey – it gradually recovered as the week progressed although an underlying feeling of unease still remains.

The week ahead promises to be anything but dull, starting with Friday’s jobs report providing additional insight into the US economy after the disappointing inflation data on Thursday. The week after see’s central banks dominate with decisions from the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Canada and the European Central Bank.

Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses all of these issues and gives his analysis on EURUSD (7:10), GBPUSD (9:26), EURGBP (10:44), AUDUSD (12:56), USDCAD (14:25), GBPCAD (16:48), NZDUSD (17:58), USDJPY (20:12), GBPJPY (21:27) and EURJPY (23:12).

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Former Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary.

His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News.

Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.