FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast (Ep. 35)

035 - Commodity prices rising, Russian banks excluded from SWIFT, US Fed Chair to testify on Capitol Hill, and NFP to wrap up the week

As Friday closed for trading, imposed sanctions seemed underwhelming. This tone changed on Saturday as some Russian Banks were excluded from SWIFT, and the Russian central bank was sanctioned. Geopolitical risks intensify as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Wednesday and Thursday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees. The RBA will announce its cash rate on Tuesday with no change expected, and the BOC is expected to hike by 25bps on Wednesday. The end of the week sees the non-farm employment changes numbers on Friday.

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

Nikos Tzabouras

Senior Market Specialist

Nikos Tzabouras is a graduate of the Department of International & European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has a long time presence at FXCM, as he joined the company in 2011. He has served from multiple positions, but specializes in financial market analysis and commentary.

With his educational background in international relations, he emphasizes not only on Technical Analysis but also in Fundamental Analysis and Geopolitics – which have been having increasing impact on financial markets. He has longtime experience in market analysis and as a host of educational trading courses via online and in-person sessions and conferences.

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