Market Pulse

Established in 2006, MarketPulse is a free news site that provides full-time coverage of the world's largest financial markets, focusing on forex, commodities, and global indices research and analysis. Armed with a global team of securities analysts and strategists, Market Pulse provides timely, accurate, and informative research on major macroeconomic trends, technical analysis, and worldwide events that impact different asset classes and investors.

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Authors

Alfonso Esparaza

Alfonso Esparza, the Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse, specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, he 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 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.

Kenny Fisher

Kenny Fisher joined OANDA in 2012 as a Currency Analyst. Kenny writes a daily column about current economic and political developments affecting the major currency pairs, with a focus on fundamental analysis. Kenny began his career in forex at Bendix Foreign Exchange in Toronto, where he worked as a Corporate Account Manager for over seven years.

Craig Erlam

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 BBC and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, FOX Business and BNN. 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.

Awards & Publications

Best Sell-Side Analysis Contributor FXStreet February 2014

Latest Articles

Dollar Rallies Ahead of FOMC Meeting; Markets Await Fed Signal for July Cut

Markets are bracing for updates on tactical trade war positioning and central bank rate decisions.  The dollar’s recent rally stemmed on better than expected economic data that could convince Fed officials that the economy is healthy enough and m...

The Fed is likely to drop ‘patient’ word next week, clearing way for July cut, economists say

Even with President Donald Trump and the markets calling for lower interest rates, the Fed is not likely to make a move when it meets next week, though it is expected to smooth the way for a rate cut later in the summer. The timing of a Fed rate cut...

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 69)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam joins Jazz FM Presenter Jonny Hart to preview the week ahead and reflect on some of the bigger stories this week. On the agenda this week they discuss where the markets stand now, the Fed meeting, oil price sp...

Gold – Capitalizing on safe haven flows

Gold soars through $1,350 Gold hasn’t hesitated to capitalize on the risk averse markets, soaring through $1,350 today to hit a 14-month high. The yellow metal has run straight into resistance again though around $1,360, which coincides with the p...

NZD/USD – NZ dollar slides on soft Chinese data

The New Zealand dollar continues to lose ground, as NZD/USD has dropped 0.75% on Friday. In North American trade, NZD/USD is trading at 0.6516, down 0.75% on the day. In New Zealand, the Business NZ manufacturing index slowed to 50.3 in May, down fr...