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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.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

The markets continue to ignore the US impeachment proceedings.

Jobs numbers from the US on Friday were well above expectations and we saw a swift response in the markets.

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For once US markets have been driven not by trade talks, but by hard numbers.

The hope that something will happen soon between the US and china has sent US equities to new highs.

Markets adopted a mild risk-off mood overnight.

The Aussie dollar fell sharply yesterday on the back of disappointing jobs numbers, followed by weaker than anticipated activity data from China.

The fact Trump wasn’t entirely keen on giving up existing tariffs hasn’t stopped investors from pushing equity prices higher.

Market sentiment has done a complete U-turn.

Yesterday’s retail numbers showed Australians are cutting back on their shopping habits.

There’s a risk-off mood today.

Australia’s CPI read today and US GDP numbers tonight.

A rate cut is anticipated by the Fed and there’s further hope a phase one deal will be signed by the US and China.

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