Ray Attrill

Ray Attrill

Head of FX Strategy

“Ray has 30 years experience as an economist and market strategist, obtained in roles working in London, Sydney and New York.”

Ray Attrill is Head of FX Strategy within the Fixed income, Currencies and Commodities division of National Australia Bank.

In this role, he advises the bank’s dealing rooms and institutional and corporate clients on developments in global foreign exchange markets.

Ray has 30 years experience as an economist and market strategist, obtained in roles working in London, Sydney and New York. Prior to joining NAB in 2012, he held a similar role at BNP Paribas, based in New York.

He previously amassed considerable experience in research and strategy, being a joint founding partner for 4CAST limited, a leading independent economic and financial market research company. Prior to that, he worked for many years in senior roles at MMS International, also a leading on-line market research provider.

He holds both Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in economics from the London School of Economics.


European markets reacted to better than expected PMI numbers on Friday

The market continues to respond to the Dovish Fed statement yesterday with a rally in US equities, falls in Treasury yields and a fall in the US dollar.

There’s been a lot of movement in equities and bonds.

What picture will Mario Draghi paint of the European economy at the ECB forum today and what does he intend to do about it?

In this month’s currency podcast, our Head of FX Strategy discusses some changes to NAB’s FX AUD forecasts.

News of President Trump threatening sanctions on Germany had an immediate impact on the Euro.

There’s a ‘risk on’ mood in the markets this morning after Friday’s u-turn by the US President over Mexican tariffs.

Markets are hopeful that a deal will be reached between the US and Mexico, and tariffs will be avoided.

The RBA is expected to cut interest rates today, but more interesting will be what Philip Lowe says this evening.

Treasury yields have continued their downward direction indicating growing expectations for a Fed rate cut – possibly three.

Consumer confidence in the US hit a six month high, yet there’s a continued flight to bonds, pushing Treasury yields to the lowest level since September 2017.

Markets calmed a great deal on Friday.

There have been significant moves overnight, with the US dollar losing ground against the Yen and Swiss Franc.

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