Monte Safieddine is a market analyst at IG Dubai. He has spent nearly a decade in the FX industry and has held roles within financial firms that have included risk, analysis, statistics, and trading. Safieddine holds a Masters in Economics from Wayne State University where he completed multiple PhD-level fields and taught undergraduate students. He provides commentary on financial markets, including FX, cryptocurrencies and commodities, and publishes IG’s Daily Market Report and Weekly Market Report.
A phase one trade deal between the US and China has aided risk appetite16 Dec 2019 - Opinion
China needs the deal for economic reasons, while at this stage the US needs it for political ones. They both may never get a comprehensive one.15 Oct 2019 - Opinion
As it stands, US oil producers suffer from higher costs of oil extraction but enjoy geopolitical stability, while Middle Eastern producers have some of the lowest production costs but suffer a lack thereof23 Sep 2019 - Opinion
'Strategic competitors' locked into worsening trade war that's dragging down global equities and forcing investors into safe haven products26 Aug 2019 - Opinion
Impact of US tariffs on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese imports will force the Fed into further easing and US companies into a tight corner05 Aug 2019 - Opinion
Share prices are responding opposite to economic data as investors hope for monetary easing08 Jul 2019 - Opinion
Bitcoin's price relatively outperforms as altcoins fail to play catch up.27 Jun 2019 - Opinion