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The Other Side of the Pond

Lou Michels and special guest Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist of City Index/FX Solutions and the HFT FOREX Strategist at Hamzei Analytics discusses the Foreign exchange and how Europe affects the United States’ Markets. Chief and Lou also address the latest on the NFL and fall out regarding Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice.



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Guests & Co-Hosts

Lou Michels

Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.

Ashraf Laidi

Ashraf Laidi is Chief Global Strategist at City Index / FX Solutions and the HFT FOREX Strategist at Hamzei Analytics, focusing on foreign exchange and global macro developments pertaining to central bank policies, sovereign debt and intermarket dynamics. Ashraf was Chief Strategist at CMC Markets, where his insights on currencies and commodities won him several #1 rankings with FXWeek and Reuters. He had previously worked as FX Analyst at MG Financial Group and analyst at the United Nations, monitoring multi-currency global bond and equity portfolios. He also pioneered online FX analysis by creating the first 24-hour currency portal, coinciding with the inception of the euro in January 1999. Other experiences include bond analysis at Reuters and sovereign risk with the World Bank. Ashraf is author of “Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis”. Ashraf’s calls since 2010 insisting that no member nation would leave the Eurozone stood against the majority of pundits. Fluent in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish. His insights can be found regularly on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.


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