Ashraf Laidi


Intermarket Strategy Ltd., and

  • Author of Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis
  • Former Chief Global Strategist at City Index
  • Won Several #1 Rankings from FXWeek & Reuters

About Ashraf

Ashraf Laidi is an independent strategist and trader, founder of Intermarket Strategy Ltd., and author of Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis. He is the former chief global strategist at City Index/FX Solutions, where he focused on foreign exchange and global macro developments pertaining to central bank policies, sovereign debt, and intermarket dynamics. Prior to that, he served as chief strategist at CMC Markets, where he headed a global team of analysts and led seminars and trainings in four continents. His insights on currencies and commodities won him several #1 rankings with FXWeek and Reuters.

Ashraf's Articles

For those of you who have followed my analysis over the years, I am not a big fan of double tops or triple tops. In fact, I often look for these setups to fail, simply because there will be a lot of stop loss orders above them, states Ashraf Laidi of
Six days ago, USD bears were hurting badly. At the close of that day, I warned against excessive USD-optimism based on a few factors, states Ashraf Laidi of
It's not too late to learn how to implement the VVIX/VIX ratio in helping you spot inflection points in indices, states Ashraf Laidi of
Nearly 365 days after hitting its $2,075 high, gold gets a double punch by strong US figures on Friday and an Asia-style flash crash in early Monday trade, states Ashraf Laidi of

Ashraf's Videos

Are you looking for a top-down approach to intermarket flows? Time cycles may be perfect in hindsight, but how do we apply them ahead? Join Ashraf Laidi, founder of Intermarket Strategy, Ltd., for five examples on forex, metals, and indices from 2019 and 2020 that worked and failed and learn why!
Ashraf Laidi of, discusses the relationships between currencies, interest rates and yield.

Ashraf Laidi explains how to trade the U.S. Dollar vs. gold and the Chinese yuan.

Currency expert Ashraf Laidi explains the benefits of sticking with your signals.

Ashraf's Books

Ashraf Laidi

Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis: How to Profit from the Shifting Currents in Global Markets

As head FX strategist at CMC Markets–one of the world's leading forex/commodity brokers–Ashraf Laidi understands the forces shaping today's currency market and their interplay with interest rates, equities, and commodities. And now, with Currency Trading and Intermarket Analysis, he shares his extensive experiences in this field with you. Throug

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