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Alfonso Esparza
Senior Currency Strategist

Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, he established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.

Orlando Workshops

Workshop No. 1 Greek contagion: how has Greece's debt crisis affected Europe?

Greece is considered to be the cradle of Western civilization. While the Greeks did not invent the budget deficit, they are the most obvious example of what can happen to a government when spending far outweighs income. All European nations have a debt exposure to Greece. Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and even Italy and France, are showing similar symptoms exhibited by Greece. Australia and China too have cited the Greek debt crisis and its impacts as one of the main factors affecting their economies. This workshop will focus on current events in Greece and what factors investors need to be privy to as it impacts the foreign exchange market.

Workshop No. 2 The European crisis and Forex fundamental analysis in action

Join OANDA Senior Currency Analyst Alfonso Esparza for a hands-on demonstration on the use/application of fundamental analysis to understand the impacts of the European debt crisis on the global currency market. This session includes a deep dive into the factors that spawned Europe's fiscal predicament and, through a fundamental analysis framework, what the possible outcomes may be. Learn who Europe’s main political personalities and central bank governors are and what tools are available to you to make informed investing decisions.

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Dates and Times
ORLANDO Workshops
January 31, 2013  - 4:30PM-5:00PM
February 1, 2013  - 9:45AM-10:15AM

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  • 2012 Financial Times and Investors Chronicle “Best Forex Provider”
  • 2012 Forex Magnates “Best Forex Broker”
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  • 2012 Investment Trends “Value for Money”
  • 2011 and 2012 Investment Trends “Highest Overall Client Satisfaction”
  • 2011 IBTimes “Best Global Forex Broker”

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