FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast (Ep. 50(

050 - NFP upside surprise puts the focus squarely on CPI

The NFP release was a big upside surprise. Unemployment dropped to 3.5%, and the economy created 528K jobs during July (vs 250K estimate). Expectations are now for another 75bps hike in September, with all eyes on today's CPI release. Last week saw both the RBA and BoE raise rates by 50bps, with the BoE's starling communication of 13% inflation by year-end and the onset of a recession. Friday sees UK GDP and University of Michigan consumer sentiment on the calendar, which will interest the market.

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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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