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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

Bond yields continue to rise in the US as markets prepare for an expected multi-trillion dollar stimulus package from the President-elect.

A month ago, we remarked that it was hard to recall a month where AUD/USD made its low point on the first trading day of the month and its high on the last, as was the case in November.

The Morning Call is back, and the new year has kicked off pretty much where we left off.

You might have expected a positive market response as the US politicians reach agreement on a fiscal stimulus bill, particularly as Europe became the latest region to approve a vaccine.

There’s rising hopes that a US fiscal stimulus deal is imminent.

The markets lost some of their mojo today.

US equities reached new highs again on Friday even though the jobs numbers were lower than anticipated.

The pound has taken a sharp hit as Brexit talks don’t seem to have progressed much at all.

It’s hard to recall a month when AUD/USD made its low point on the first trading day of the month and its high on the last.

The US dollar was losing ground for most of the session before a sudden reversal that knocked the Euro off a multi-year high.

It’s Thanksgiving today in the US and markets have been cautious ahead of the holidays.

Last week was a volatile one, but markets enthusiasm stemming from the hope of a vaccine led the charge, with some shifting of focus on equity markets.

Even though the markets continue to respond positively to the hope of a vaccine, central bankers seem to be taking a more cautious tone.

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