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Biography
I worked as a derivatives broker (mostly FX products) from 1991 to 1998. At the introduction of the euro I moved on to training, software, consulting and writing.

I've seen the ERM crisis of 1992, the Asian crisis of 1997 and the Russian crisis of 1998. In February 2000 I wrote an article with the title "On Bubbles". In July 2006 I wrote with the title "The Coming Global Real Estate Bust".

I've worked in a world where real-time market data, analytics and the Internet were not common. That has changed. What has not changed are the politicians, their crisis response and the credit boom-bust cycles.

I've seen enough to take anyone's statement with great skepticism. I hope you return the favor and also doubt everything that I write. I like to engage with my audience, so feel free to leave comments.

Specialties: options (also exotic), euro crisis, EURUSD.
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  • Squawk / Yesterday at 16:09 GMT
    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    Post-Yellen.

    In the picture, my morning note and what happened then. Time to close, I guess.
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    16h
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    You nailed it!
    13h
    Rofhiwa Thomoli Rofhiwa Thomoli
    Perfect one.
  • Article / Yesterday at 13:48 GMT

    Jumpy in Jackson Hole

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Jumpy in Jackson Hole
    World markets are jumpy ahead of Rederal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's address, but the true import of tioday's speech will likely only be felt over the longer term.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 5:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: Janet Yellen speaks – September hike in question

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    3 Numbers: Janet Yellen speaks – September hike in question
    The Jackson Hole symposium's main event, Janet Yellen's speech, is undoubtedly today's most important. The September rate hike is still in play, but now is the time to signal it. The apparent interest in the speech is overblown –Yellen is unlikely to provide firm guidance, and the guessing work will continue. Elsewhere, the Eurozone's latest monetary data and US consumer sentiment are unlikely to provoke market reactions.
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  • 1d
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    I would bet that 95% of Americans never heard of Nigel Farage. They couldn't name the Prime Minister of Canada or President of Mexico, and those guys...
    1d
    yuiyui yuiyui
    hear hear
    1d
    Patto Patto
    CFD and betting sites have Trump priced at about 23 (payoff of 100 if he wins) and Clinton 77. That's almost 5/1 in a two horse race....
  • Article / Wednesday at 7:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Housing for the hawks

    Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Housing for the hawks
    Yesterday's extremely solid new home sales print appears likely to lend weight to the arguments of Federal Reserve hawks, with today's existing home sales print the main US data release on the day. All of the recent hawkish talk, however, has not moved the USD a great deal versus the majors, particularly JPY.
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  • Article / Tuesday at 9:00 GMT

    Is Yellen about to demote the Fed?

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Is Yellen about to demote the Fed?
    Speculation over the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates has devolved into a lot of haggling over a tiny potential shift. But will the upcoming Jackson Hole summit offer markets any new direction?
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    3d
    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    "the impact could be quite large on a currency market desperate for new developments." - exactly. News-hungry, holiday-ridden markets and media could overreact. This would later be...
  • 4d
    BullionGuide BullionGuide
    The Fed isn't going to raise rates before the election (in the United States), most of the individuals in the FOMC are or lean liberal (Democrat). ...
  • Article / 19 August 2016 at 14:00 GMT

    FX4 Next Week: USD in focus ahead of Fed symposium

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    FX4 Next Week: USD in focus ahead of Fed symposium
    A choppy week in which currency markets lacked conviction should be replaced by something more exciting next week – especially when the world's policy bods gather for the Fed's economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole. The star attraction –Janet Yellen – takes the stage on Friday.
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