The Team

Ashraf Laidi - Chief Strategist, CEO

Ashraf Laidi is an independent global markets strategist with over 15 years' experience. He is author of "Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis", and founder of Ashraf served as Chief Strategist for CMC Markets, where his insights and forecasts on currencies and commodities won him several #1 rankings with FXWeek and Reuters. His world-wide seminars on intermarket analysis have won him high praise by his peers and the business media. Ashraf had previously worked as FX Analyst at MG Financial Group and analyst at the United Nations, where he monitored multi-currency global bond and equity portfolios. He also pioneered online FX analysis by creating the first 24-hour currency portal. Other experiences include bond analysis at Reuters and sovereign risk with the World Bank. His insights can be found regularly on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He holds an MBA from the George Washington University. Ashraf is fluent in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish.

Adam Button - Analyst

Foreign exchange strategist and trader based in Montreal. Adam co-founded AroundFX and was formerly chief currency strategist at XForex and During the Global Financial Crisis, Adam led the markets team at international newswire CEP News. He frequently writes and educates about economic data, technical analysis and the value of reading every shred of economic news.

Kyle Morrison - Analyst

15+ years experience in G5 currencies (dealing spot & options) in the UK/Continental Europe. Over the past 7 years, Kyle's focus shifted towards technical analysis, enabling him to combine fundamentals and technicals in covering indices and commodities. He trades his own account and is based in London.

Patrik Urban - Analyst

FX trader based in New York with 10+ years experience. Patrik publishes FX related insights and analysis for Czech Republic-based, where he also co-hosts educational seminars. He focuses on secular price patterns and candlestick formations.

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