Ilya Spivak

Sr. Currency Strategist

Fundamental analysis, economic and market themes
Ilya Spivak is a Currency Strategist for DailyFX, where he applies a top-down, global macro approach to longer-term investing in the G10 currencies. Ilya has headlined seminars on FX trading around the world and his research is regularly cited in leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, CNN Money and Reuters. He holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from the University of California.



Australian Dollar at Risk on US Data, Trump Cabinet Appointments

The Australian Dollar may face renewed selling pressure as US data boosts Fed tightening expectations and Trump cabinet appointments continue to pour in.

British Pound May Weaken on Profit-Taking, Year-End Flows

The British Pound may weaken amid a lull in top-tier news flow amid profit-taking following six weeks of consecutive gains and year-end portfolio readjustment.

Crude Oil Prices Stall as Gold Drops on Upbeat US Economic Data

Crude oil prices stalled despite supportive OPEC news-flow and a drop in inventories. Gold prices sank as upbeat US economic data fueled another hawkish shift in Fed policy bets.

EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Critical Trend Line in Focus

The Euro continues to slide against the British Pound, with prices breaching the 0.85 figure to hit the lowest level in two months.

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi Bounce in the Works?

The New Zealand Dollar faced renewed selling pressure after a brief corrective upswing, sliding to the lowest level in four months against its US namesake.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Down Trend Ready to Resume?

The Australian Dollar may be readying to resume the down trend set off against its US counterpart in the aftermath of the US presidential election.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro Erases 2016 Gains vs. US Dollar

The Euro has erased all of the year's against the US Dollar, with prices slipping back below the 1.06 figure to revisit levels unseen since December 2015.

Gold Prices to Look Past FOMC Minutes with "Trump Trade" in Focus

Gold prices are likely to look past minutes from November’s FOMC meeting as the likely implications of the US presidential election continue to preoccupy investors.

British Pound Under Pressure as UK Budget Statement Looms Ahead

The British Pound fell for a second day ahead of the UK Autumn Budget Statement. Bets on a lackluster fiscal boost may be driving a dovish shift in the BOE outlook.

Crude Oil Prices Gains on OPEC Deal Hopes May Prove Fleeting

Crude oil prices surged as supportive commentary fed hopes that OPEC will deliver on an output cut deal next week but jawboning may fail to deliver lasting follow-through.

Australian Dollar Gains as "Trump Trade" Goes Into Reverse

The Australian Dollar outperformed in overnight trade as financial markets digested two weeks of volatility triggered after Donald Trump won the US presidential election.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Ready to Drop Below 0.73?

The Australian Dollar has dropped to the lowest level in nearly five months against its US counterpart, unmoored in the aftermath of the US presidential election.

US Dollar Digests Gains, Awaits News on Trump Economic Team

The US Dollar retraced after marking the longest win streak in three years. News on who will lead President-elect Trump’s economics team may reignite momentum.

Gold Price Volatility May Return on Trump Cabinet News

Gold prices are stalling after dropping to the lowest level in nearly six months but volatility may return in short order as US President-elect Trump fills out his cabinet.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Does a Seasonal Liquidity Drain Benefit or Threaten the Markets?

The US Thanksgiving holiday week offers a historical drain on liquidity and boost in speculative reach. However, against the backdrop of rate speculation, protectionism and uneven risk trends; shallow...

Australian Dollar Mired in Fallout from US Presidential Election

The Australian Dollar may correct higher as markets digest moves after the US presidential election but the naming of key Trump cabinet members may reignite volatility.

EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Trying to Clear Path Below 0.84

The Euro has dropped to the lowest level in two months against the British Pound, with prices attempting to clear a path below the 0.84 figure.

Crude Oil Prices Drop as Yellen Comments Outweigh OPEC Optimism

Crude oil prices fell as Saudi optimism about the viability of an OPEC output cut accord was overshadowed by hawkish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Yellen Inspires US Dollar to Push Higher, Hit 13-Year High

The US Dollar rose to the highest level in 13 years against an average of its top counterparts after comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen struck a hawkish tone.

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Eyeing Key Support Above 0.69 Figure

The New Zealand Dollar continued to push lower against its US namesake as expected after breaking rising trend line support in play since the beginning of the year.