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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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

US Open – Big China Tech to return to work on Feb 10th, Part of the curve inverted, eyes on Apple, Oil’s tumble continues, Gold ETF signals potential top

US stocks are looking at a positive open, rebounding after the worst day since October.  The coronavirus continues to spread as the amount of cases surge over 4,500 and the death toll rises to 106 people.  The market selloff is easing as expectat...

OANDA Business Breakfast on Jazz FM (Podcast)

On this morning’s show, Michael Wilson is joined by OANDA Senior Market Anlayst Craig Erlam to discuss the markets reaction to the spread of coronavirus, the UK’s decision on Huawei, UK rail and more. ...

European open – China, Fed, BoE, Apple, gold, oil

Markets pare losses but fears persist European stock markets are making small gains on Tuesday after suffering heavy losses on the opening day of the week, as the coronavirus death toll hits triple figures. Source – Thomson Reuters Eikon The n...

Asia Morning Session: Financial Markets Go Viral

The rotation into haven positioning, seen in the holiday-thinned Asian markets yesterday, gathered momentum overnight. Fears about the global impact on economic growth, due to the Wuhan virus outbreak, saw Europe follow Asia lower, with Wall Street...

No antidote yet for the virus, equities

  US indices rebound slightly US indices traded higher in Asian markets that were still suffering from holiday-thinned liquidity, with major centres China and Hong Kong still enjoying the Lunar New Year holiday. The rebound is seen as merely a tec...