Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis: How to Profit from the Shifting Currents in Global Markets (Wiley Trading)
A high-profile currency analyst outlines a profitable way to trade this dynamic market. Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis skillfully explains how global financial markets interact and provides currency traders with methods to spot changing trends and long-term trading opportunities. It explores how interest rates and central bank policies impact currency values and how foreign exchange rates relate to the bond, commodity, and equity markets. It offers in-depth insights into the underlying forces that continue to impact currencies and reveals why the relationship between short-term and long-term interest rates is the key to understanding long-term trends in the economy, the stock market, and the dollar. Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis consistently demonstrates how intermarket analysis can enable traders to forecast changing trends and locate profitable trading opportunities. Ashraf Laidi (New York, NY) is the head FX Strategist at CMC Markets.
A Forex Book with Value
By Kevin Jacobson "Kjac22" - February 15, 2010
I've read and flipped through a number of currency trading/forex books, both as I was learning the trade and in my continuing education. Most books on the subject seem to be put out to sell with little regard to original content and value-added information. They typically spend half the book going over the very basic of foreign exchange markets and lingo - basically repeating what every other intro-forex book says, and then spend the next half of the book either going over general trading areas - such as trading systems or technical areas of trading. There is little to no value-added information/analysis for the forex trader, unless you are a complete newbie.
This book is different - and more in-line for someone who has read up on forex basics and/or has begun to dabble in forex trading and wants to begin to understand the history of different forex markets (as in their past movements), drivers of said markets, and intermarket connections. Unlike other books on the... read more
Finally an original in FX
By Tom Wilson "Tommy" - December 23, 2008
This book will be helpful to those seeking an introduction to the interrelatedness of the currency, commodity, equity and fixed income markets. The book is well written and easy to read. However, I would not suggest the book to a person with no technical, economic or financial background. I have followed Mr. Laidi's currency outlook for over a decade now both on TV and in print, and can honestly say that I have yet to come across another analyst with the foresight of Mr. Laidi (he called the bear market and USD collapse when the rest of Wall St. were still believing in an unending bull market). Although many of his correlations referenced in this book are obviously backward looking, it does teach traders to take a global market perspective before narrowing down to specific currency pairs. I felt his explanation of the FED, under both Greenspan and Bernanke, really did a good job on a very difficult topic, as many traders, like myself, really don't understand the different... read more
By Jackal - July 16, 2010
Work on intermarket analysis is quite descriptive and not very analytical. The classic Intermarket Analysis: Profiting from Global Market Relationships (Wiley Trading) suffers from that weakness and so does the current book. The current book is not bad, as long as you know what you're getting.
The first part deals with historical events, with a focus on the 1997 to 2007 period. It is always good to know history, but there is absolutely no guarantee that the intermarket relationships present at that time are going to be valid in the future.
The second part deals with current relationships; yield curves, US trade and budget deficits, and commodities. This is quite interesting if you are not at all familiar with the ideas. So this section might serve as a primer. What is really odd is the very strong US focus here. Currency trading always consists of two currencies so it absolutely does not make... read more
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