About the Authors Foreword by Michael J. Woolfolk Introduction 1. The Matrix Concept 2. Review of Risks 3. Global Attitude Toward Risk 4. Interest Rates and Interest Rate Differentials 5. Forecasting FX 6. Positions and Flows 7. Intermarket Analysis 8. Technical Analysis in Foreign Exchange 9. The FX Files of Trading 10. Be Careful What You Wish For: Reserve Diversification and the Future of the Dollar 11. The Euro and the New Gold Standard 12. The Central Bank Tool Kit and How it Affects Foreign Exchange References Index
Vicki Schmelzer has worked in the professional foreign exchange industry for over 25 years. Today she is a senior financial journalist at Market News International, with foreign exchange as her main beat. She is the creator and author of TheFXSpot a daily feature that looks at financial market happenings from the FX perspective, including fixed income, intermarket analysis, and emerging markets. Before becoming a journalist, Ms. Schmelzer worked as a senior currency dealer at major U.S. and international banks including Dresdner Bank, Citibank, Manufacturers-Hanover/Chemical Bank, and Westdeutsche Landesbank. She has appeared on ForexTV and in Alain Lasfargues' 2009 documentary The Marvelous History of the Dollar. Her education includes a BA in German (and Mathematics minor) from Clarion State University and the study abroad program with the Goethe Institut in Staufen, Germany. Barbara Rockefeller is an international economist and forecaster specialising in foreign exchange. She was a pioneer in technical analysis and also in combining technical analysis with fundamental analysis. She publishes two reports daily using both techniques (www.rts-forex.com) for central banks, professional fund managers, corporate hedgers and individual traders. The trading advice newsletter has an average annual hypothetical return over 50% since inception in 1994 and has never posted a losing year. She is the author of three books on trading, including Technical Analysis for Dummies, and contributes a regular column to Currency Trader magazine. Her education includes a BA in economics from Reed College, with a year at the University of Keele in Staffordshire (UK), and MA from Columbia University in international affairs.