Brent Donnelly

Brent Donnelly

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Brent Donnelly is the President of Spectra Markets, the digital media division of Spectra FX. Brent is a notable macroeconomic and currency analyst who has been trading currencies since 1995. Throughout his career, he has been a market maker, trader, and senior manager at numerous top banks in foreign exchange. He has earned extensive experience trading spot FX, interest rate products, FX options, stock index futures, single name equities, and commodities. Prior to joining Spectra, Brent was a G10 FX trader at HSBC, where he has also written the widely-acclaimed macro and FX daily AM/FX. Brent has held major trading roles at investment banks and hedge funds with a strong emphasis on the FX and Global macro, where he has been involved in both market-making and proprietary roles. He has worked at several illustrious firms in the markets, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Royal bank of Canada, Lehman Brothers, Graham Capital, and Nomura.

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  • Brent is an experienced currency, equity and futures trader, and the author of two books on trading.

  • He is an expert in global macro, currency trading and execution, trading strategies, trading psychology, technical analysis and mentorship, among others.

  • He frequently consults in the matters of forex execution and optimization, macro forecasting, market narrative analysis, writing projects, and many others.


  • Brent's work has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.