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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).

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

The OECD suggests China’s stimulus measures may only offer short term benefits but the markets are happy to ignore the long term impacts.

The AUD/USD traded in a tight range of just 1.65 cents in March, the narrowest range since August 2014 and closed the month at 0.7096, essentially right back to where it started.

Last week finished on a positive note, sparked by a strong bounce back in credit growth in China, together with very strong export numbers.

The US dollar was helped overnight with surprisingly low jobless claims numbers in the US.

There’s certainly a more cautious mood today.

There are three bits of news driving optimism in the markets.

The markets are a lot calmer after yesterday’s rally in shares and sell-off of bonds. And the Kiwi and Aussie dollars have taken the biggest hit out of the major currencies.

A risk-off mood saw moves to US Treasuries with big falls in yields and shares.

The markets seem a little spooked with big falls in equities in the US on Friday.

So what now for Brexit? Plus the marked reaction to yesterday’s Fed forecasts.

Media reports suggest China is playing hard ball in negotiations with the US.

US stocks rose sharply following the release of US retail numbers which showed a bounce back in January.

Australia’s GDP numbers yesterday surprised many.

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