Melanie Wold

U.S. and European Markets Writer


Melanie Wold is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. and European financial markets and trading technology. She also covers energy markets, foreign exchange, technology market data and regulatory issues. In addition to OpenMarkets, Melanie is a regular contributor to Financial News, Institutional Investor, Inside Market Data and Profit & Loss. Melanie provides regular market commentary at

Are Summer Gas Prices Really Higher?

Right around March or April every year U.S. gasoline prices usually start to rise in anticipation of what is called…

Renminbi in Reserve

As China continues to cautiously move its currency toward convertibility, it will take on greater prominence in global currency markets, even raising the possibility of the renminbi as a reserve currency.