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ECB QE rundown, SNBomb effect on brokers, surprise cut

ECB QE is here and it’s big: we run down the event and the impact before circling back to the big hint we  received  for this one week before from the SNB, focusing on the  impact on brokers. The moves are of course correlated to the price of oil and we analyze the surprising Canadian cut and also Iran’s  sanguine  attitude about the black gold.

Welcome to a new episode of  Market Movers, presented by Lior Cohen of Trading NRG and Yohay Elam of Forex Crunch.You are welcome to listen, subscribe and  provide feedback.

  1. Draghi delivers: We discuss the details of the big QE program.  Was the  event built up to be a surprise?  Is this enough? Will it reach the real economy? When will the euro bottom out? We  cover it all.
  2. Brokers’ reaction to the Swiss bomb: A major broker went into administration and another big one is struggling after the Swiss franc leaped.  What could have brokers done differently? What about the negative balances traders have? We talk about about the different broker reactions.
  3. Iran oil: We knew Saudi Arabia and its  Gulf allies  want to maintain their market share, but also Iran? We talk about how the sanctioned country reacts to the fall of black gold.
  4. Canadian cut:  Falling oil prices hit the Canadian dollar in two manners. We discuss the fate of CAD and  the impact on markets.

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Yohay and Lior hold no positions on any of the stocks and financial instruments that were mentioned on the show. The podcast should be used for general information. This isn’t financial advice.

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.