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

GBP/USD – Pound slightly higher on strong UK retail sales

The British pound has posted slight gains in the Thursday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.2708, up 0.08% on the day. On the release front, British retail sales rebounded with a gain of 0.7%, beating the estimate of 0.2%. ...

USD/JPY – Yen shrugs off lower Japanese trade balance

It has been an uneventful week for the yen and that trend has continued in the Thursday session. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 110.77, up 0.02% on the day. On the release front, Japan’s trade surplus with the US dropped 22....

USD/CAD – sharp US retail sales weigh on Canadian dollar

The Canadian dollar is down considerably in the Wednesday session, erasing the gains which marked Tuesday. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3144, up 0.67% on the day. On the release front, there are no Canadian events. In the U.S, retail sales wer...

US Worker Productivity Rises in Q2

U.S. worker productivity increased at its fastest pace in more than three years in the second quarter, depressing labor costs, but the trend in productivity growth remained moderate. The Labor Department said on Wednesday nonfarm productivity, which...

Mexican Economy Minister Says NAFTA Deal by End of Month Possible

The U.S., Mexico and Canada have a good opportunity to reach a Nafta agreement this month, and getting there will depend on the political flexibility of the Trump administration, according to the top representative for Mexico’s private sector. ...