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Rodrigo Catril

Rodrigo Catril

“Rodrigo contributes to the creation of trade ideas and research publications, and advises our internal and external clients on developments in global foreign exchange markets.”

Rodrigo is a Currency Strategist and member of the FX strategy team at NAB. In this role, he contributes to the creation of trade ideas and research publications, and advises our internal and external clients on developments in global foreign exchange markets.

Rodrigo has lived and worked around the world. Before coming to Australia, he worked in London for Henderson Global Investors, firstly as the Head of Risk Measurement and then as a Quantitative Analyst in the Global Fixed Income Hedge Team. In 2009, Rodrigo made his move to NAB as an investment strategist within the private wealth division. He then worked in Rate Strategy for four years, before taking on his role today as Currency Strategist.

Rodrigo was born in Chile, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours and Masters in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He’s also a CFA charter holder, and has a diploma of Financial Markets (AFMA).

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US equity markets have regained composure but will news of a lockdown of the Wuhan district fan further volatility?

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December was a good month for risk assets and the AUD, as the US and China agreed on their much-awaited Phase 1 trade deal and key global economic data releases improved.

The pound took a hammering after Boris Johnson indicated the end of 2020 will be a firm deadline for Brexit, deal or no deal.

Two significant deadlines today means, whatever happens, we can expect some volatility.

The Fed has announced no moves on rates in the US, with no expectations for cuts in 2020.

The AUD/USD drifted lower over November as progress towards achieving a Phase 1 US-China trade deal slowed, casting doubts on the likelihood of a deal in coming weeks.

It’s an important week for Australian markets, with a slew of data today, GDP released on Wednesday and the RBA meeting between them.

RBA Governor Philip Lowe said QE wouldn’t happen in Australia until interest rates got down to 0.25%.

Sterling has been the biggest mover as Boris Johnson pulls ahead in the polls.

US equities finished last week on new highs on the hope the phase one trade deal between the US and China is close.

The AUD/USD rose during October on the back of improved global risk sentiment, courtesy of progress on US-China trade talks and Brexit developments.

The US President offered nothing new about where trade talks are at and the markets little moved.

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