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

Wellhead Uncapping Spurs Oil Higher

Brent and WTI explode higher as global tensions uncap Brent’s long-term resistance. The wellhead was uncapped, and oil gushed higher overnight with Brent rising nearly four percent and WTI three percent. Sabre rattling rhetoric from Iran and Nort...

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower Despite Surge in Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar depreciated on Monday hit by rising risk aversion as geopolitical events around the world dominated headlines. The German elections over the weekend showed that not even the largest member of the European Union is immune to the r...

San Fran Fed Argues US Aging Population Keeping Rates Low

Federal Reserve economists worry that the central bank may have a hard time lowering interest rates when future economic crises arise. The reason is fairly simple: Demographics. San Francisco Fed economists believe that the aging population in the U...

US NAFTA Negotiator Says No Problem With Pace of Talks

The top U.S. negotiator at talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact on Monday dismissed questions about why his team had so far failed to produce specific proposals on key issues, saying “I don’t see a problem.” Officials from the United States...

Gold Starts Off Week With Strong Gains

Gold has started the trading week with gains, pushing above the $1300 level. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1308.47, up 0.92%. There are no US economic releases on the schedule, but FOMC member William Dudley spoke ...