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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

Bond yield have been rising sharply overnight.

Friday saw a reversal in the bond sell-offs earlier in the week, seeing 10 year yields in the US falling back top 1.4%.

Central bankers are fighting amongst themselves as to who can sound the most dovish.

Australian 10 year bond yields have nudged 1.65 percent for the first time since May 2019.

There have been big falls in US equities overnight after higher than anticipated jobless claims, showing its not a smooth recovery for the US.

Equities were mixed in the US overnight, but the S&P 500 did manage to claw out a new record high, whilst the NASDAQ fell.

Friday’s non-farm payrolls numbers in the US surprised on the downside.

The UK and the US are well ahead of Europe on vaccine rollouts, and that seems to be the major focus of markets right now.

All eyes and ears will be on Philip Lowe’s speech today, following the very dovish outlook from the RBA yesterday.

After the big gains during November and December last year, the first month of 2021 has been a period of consolidation for AUD/USD.

The markets have so far been unmoved by the FOMC announcement, perhaps because it said so little.

Markets responded at the end of the week to Joe Biden’s proposals for stimulating the US economy.

Bond yields were already on the rise before Fed chairman Jerome Powell talked down the likelihood of any easing in bond purchases this year.

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