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Elliot Laybourne

Elliot Laybourne

Elliott is a former investment banker with a 20 year career in the city of London. During this time he held senior roles at ABN Amro, Societe Generale, Marex Financial and Natixis bank, specialising in commodity derivatives and options market-making. During this time, Elliott’s client list included Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Schroders Asset Management, and the Pennsylvania State Public School Employees Retirement System, amongst others. Today, he splits his time between Thailand and Dubai, from where he provides trading consultancy and business development services for family office and brokerage clientele.

Latest articles by Elliot Laybourne

Liz Truss Lasts Fewer Days in Office Than the Lifespan of a Yogurt

In the latest turn of events, Liz Truss has resigned as UK prime minister after just 45 days in office. This makes her the shortest-serving PM in recent history and brings to light some other interesting statistics about what lasts longer than 45 days on average. For instance, a bottle of champagne can stay unopened […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Thursday, 20th October

EUR/USD: How Low is Low Enough?

EUR/USD continues to gyrate on either side of parity as the market counts down to tomorrow’s potentially critical FOMC decision. The Euro has managed to post modest gains in each of the last three trading days. However, the 0.60% increase has hardly left a dent in the 1.5% loss the Euro suffered the previous week […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Tuesday, 20th September

AUD/USD Steadies but Bearish Forces Remain

AUD/USD is clinging to life above the key support at 0.6700. The question is, will the Federal Reserve torpedo the Aussie’s recovery? Although the Australian dollar has made considerable gains against the British Pound, Euro and Kiwi Dollar this year, it is no competition for the resurgent buck. This year the US dollar has risen […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Tuesday, 20th September

GBP/INR: Rupee Seen Firmer Against Sterling

GBP/INR is stable at around 91.00 on Tuesday as the British pound attempts to recover the 10% loss against the rupee this year. While the Indian rupee is close to a record low against the US dollar, the Asian currency is trading at a two-year high against the British pound. The rupee’s relative strength against […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Tuesday, 20th September

USD/SGD: Singapore Dollar Stable at key level

MUFG says there is a 50% chance the MAS will adjust policy next month, translating to a 1% gain for the Singapore dollar.

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Tuesday, 20th September

NZD/USD: What’s Next For The Kiwi?

NZD/USD hit a new two-year low last week despite some encouraging signs that New Zealand’s economy is starting to improve. New Zealand’s economy expanded by 1.7% in the second quarter, compared to a 0.2% contraction in the three months prior. Furthermore, GDP grew 0.40% on an annualized basis. Although down on the previous 1.2% print, […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Monday, 19th September

USD/JPY Forecast: Will the BOJ Buckle?

USD/JPY could be in for a volatile week for trading with both the FOMC and Bank of Japan (BOJ) interest rate decisions on the horizon. The Japanese yen slipped to its lowest weekly close this millennium on Friday. The USD/JPY pair surged to ¥144.96, equaling the highest price since 1998, before ending the week up […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Monday, 19th September

USD/CAD: US Dollar Pushes to Key Resistance

We expect USD/CAD to trade with a bullish bias as long as the rate remains above the 200-WMA

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Monday, 19th September

USD/ZAR Firmer Ahead of FOMC

USD/ZAR pushed to a thirteen-month high last week as the dollar strengthened against the rand ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting. The US dollar index, which measures the currency against a basket of peers, pulled back slightly on the week, However, the index remains close to a twenty-year high at 109.50. This week, traders […]

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Monday, 19th September

USD/MYR: Malaysian Ringgit to New Low?

USD/MYR is pushing higher as the US dollar strength forces the Malaysian ringgit to its lowest level since 1998.

Elliot Laybourne | 2 minutes | Friday, 16th September