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Risk warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Global FXTM Market Analysis Team

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Research Team

Jameel Ahmad

Jameel Ahmad
Global Head of Currency Strategy and Market Research at FXTM (604 Topics)

Jameel Ahmad is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Market Analyst at FXTM. Since joining the company in May 2014, Jameel has played a key role in building the international profile of the company. He currently leads the implementation of FXTM’s internal and external communications strategy, as well as the development of the company’s market research team in his role as Chief Market Analyst. read more...

Hussein Sayed

Hussein Sayed
Chief Market Strategist (Gulf & MENA)(1699 Topics)

Hussein Al Sayed has nearly 14 years of experience in the Financial Markets. He is best known for his role as an anchor at CNBC Arabia hosting the popular evening show, Bursat Al Alam. read more...

Yue Zhong

Yue Zhong
Market Analyst(357 Topics)

Yue Zhong is a market analyst at FXTM. Specialising in financial market research with a focus on China and the Asian markets, his areas of expertise include forex, precious metals, commodities and global stocks. read more...

Lukman Otunuga

Lukman Otunuga
Research Analyst(2578 Topics)

Lukman Otunuga is a research analyst at FXTM. A keen follower of macroeconomic events, with a strong professional and academic background in finance, Lukman is well versed in the various factors affecting the currency markets. read more...

Alex Gurr

Alex Gurr
Guest Analyst(1133 Topics)

Alex Gurr has been studying the movements across the financial markets for a number of years and possesses over three years of work experience as an analyst in an international brokerage. Alex was raised in New Zealand and is also a former NZ CFA Research Champion for Massey University, where he also holds a BBS in economics and finance. read more...

Latest Market Research Articles

Lukman Otunuga

22 January @ 15:10

By Lukman Otunuga, Research Analyst

Risk sentiment hit by IMF pessimism; Gold glitters
A wave of risk aversion swept across financial markets today with global equities retreating as pessimism over global growth sapped risk sentiment. The International Monetary Fund’s recent gloomy global growth outlook left a bitter aftertaste while Brexit-related uncertainty and a prolonged US...
Hussein Sayed

22 January @ 09:24

By Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist (Gulf & MENA)

Markets take a U-turn after disappointing headlines
After a positive start to the week, Asian equities fell today amid rising concerns over the global economic outlook. The market is currently being driven by the daily news feed. An example of this, is the caution observed over the latest revised growth estimates from the IMF. The fund lowered its...
Lukman Otunuga

21 January @ 23:18

By Lukman Otunuga, Research Analyst

Pound steady after May unveils Brexit ‘Plan B’
Sterling gained slightly against the Dollar on Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit ‘plan B’ to Parliament. The Pound’s positive reaction to May’s speech came as a surprise, especially when considering how MP’s described the ‘plan B’ as ‘Plan A’ in disguise. With...
Hussein Sayed

21 January @ 09:12

By Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist (Gulf & MENA)

Equities higher as China GDP slows
Investor appetite to risk remains on the rise today, with equities in green across Asian markets. The slowdown in China’s economy will not impact this sentiment much unless a negative update on U.S.– China trade negotiations is received. Although U.S. President Donald Trump denied reports...
Lukman Otunuga

18 January @ 14:40

By Lukman Otunuga, Research Analyst

Market sentiment lifted by renewed trade optimism
It was a week defined by Brexit drama, US-China trade developments and ongoing political uncertainty in Washington. Renewed optimism over US-China trade talks stimulated global risk sentiment on Friday with Asian stocks ending mostly higher. Although European markets are benefiting from the...
Lukman Otunuga

18 January @ 03:14

By Lukman Otunuga, Research Analyst

EM currencies mixed despite trade optimism; Pound rallies
The mood across financial markets was mixed this week as investors tussled with Brexit drama, US-China trade developments and a partial government shutdown in the United States. Although a majority of emerging market currencies were supported by optimism over trade talks, a stabilizing Dollar...

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