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Chart Of The Day For September 22nd,2014 -EUR/USD

By Ilya Spivak EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Short at1.3644 Support: 1.2858, 1.2796, 1.2673 Resistance:1.2951, 1.2994, 1.3074 The Euro may correct higher against the US Dollar after forming a bullish Piercing Line candle pattern coupled with positive RSI divergence. A daily close above trend line resistance at 1.2951 exposes the September 16 high at 1.2994. Alternatively, reversal below above the 1.2858-71 area marked by […]

Week in FX Europe – Swiss Floor Not under Immediate Threat

SNB more dovish than expected Swiss floor supported by potential forex intervention SNB inflation projections lowered The Swiss National Bank (SNB) provided no major surprises in its quarterly policy review earlier this week, but the tone of its statement was probably more dovish than the market had expected. For the 13th consecutive quarter, the SNB […]

Gold – Drops to New Low Below $1215

Gold for Monday, September 22, 2014 To start this new week Gold is rallying a little higher from the $1215 level after finishing last week falling strongly to just below $1215.  After finding some support around $1225 for a few days to start last week which saw it rally back close to $1240, Gold then […]

Bitcoin Slightly Down, OpenBazaar Releases Beta

Bitcoin is trading slightly down today. Prices got as low as $375 on BTC-E yesterday, almost matching the September 19th swing low at $471. From here BTC/USD moved up to again retest the round $400 figure. After the failed test, bitcoin fell back to $388. The downward momentum has somewhat paused, as can be seen […]

Scots vote for independence as focus turns to devolution

Scotland votes to remain within the United Kingdom Europe boosted by idea that it will remain united Focus now moves towards the devolution of powers as promised by David Cameron. European markets are waking up to a historic decision by Scotland to reject independence, bringing with it a guarantee of a stable United Kingdom and […]

British Pound Gains, Yen Falls as Scotland Votes Against UK Secession

Talking Points: British Pound Trades Broadly Higher as Scotland Opts Against UK Secession Japanese Yen Under Pressure as Firming Risk Appetite Sinks Haven Demand See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The British Pond outperformed in overnight trade, rising as much as 0.9 percent on average against its leading counterparts, […]

Bitcoin Stabilizes Around $400

Bitcoin is stabilizing around the round $400 figure. In the past 24 hours, BTC/USD had a total range of around 24 dollars, much smaller then the 50 points losses experienced in the days prior. The high was reached yesterday around mid day at $413.99 and the low was hit near the end of the trading […]

Bitcoin Rebounds From Lows, Huobi Launches International Website

Everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency looks set to close in the green after six days of losses. Price reached a daily low of $371 yesterday and since then bitcoin has staged somewhat of a rebound. We are currently trading back above the $400 figure. The rally took BTC/USD to a daily high of $411.45 today, a move […]

Chart Of The Day For September 19th,2014-EUR/USD

By Ilya Spivak EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Short at1.3644 Support: 1.2858, 1.2796, 1.2673 Resistance:1.2951, 1.2994, 1.3074 The Euro may correct higher against the US Dollar after forming a bullish Piercing Line candle pattern coupled with positive RSI divergence. A daily close above trend line resistance at 1.2951 exposes the September 16 high at 1.2994. Alternatively, reversal below above the 1.2858-71 area marked by […]

Bitcoin Down 14%, Three Theories That May Explain Why

Since our last update yesterday, the losses for everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency have accelerated. Bitcoin broke the previous day’s low at $434 .17 and from here it was down all the way. Towards the end of yesterday’s trading session, prices stalled around the round $400 figure but two hours later BTC/USD broke lower. All in all, […]

Will Scotland Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

It has been a long time coming, but Scottish nationalists finally get to vote for independent statehood today. A “Yes” or “No” win cannot be guaranteed, but rest assured, the market will need to brace itself for some sharp sterling swings no matter the outcome. Rumor, innuendo, and early exit polls will be keeping global […]

Gold – Remains Steady Around $1225

Gold for Friday, September 19, 2014 After finding some support around $1225 for a few days to start this week which saw it rally back close to $1240, Gold has now fallen sharply to its lowest level since Janyary this year.  The next obvious level of potential support is at $1200 which is a long […]

Scots go to the poll as markets brace for volatility

FOMC stays steady, yet timelines show sharp rate path Scottish referendum too close to call. The European markets seem somewhat undecided today, with US and Asian gains pushing minor gains in UK and Eurozone indices. Yesterday’s FOMC meeting provided and element for both bulls and bears to grab hold of and as such, the initial […]

Markets Brace for More Volatility on ECB TLTRO, Scotland Referendum

Talking Points: Franc May Decline if SNB Threatens to Expand Anti-Deflationary Measures Euro Could Bounce as Strong TLTRO Uptake Cuts Stimulus Expansion Bets Pound Volatility in the Cards as Scotland Independence Referendum Looms The FOMC monetary policy announcement fueled sharp volatility across currency markets but this marked just the beginning of a marathon of tectonic […]

Chart Of The Day For September 18th,2014 – EUR/USD

By Ilya Spivak EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Short at1.3644 Support: 1.2858, 1.2796, 1.2673 Resistance:1.2994, 1.3081, 1.3159 The Euro turned sharply lower against the US Dollar once again in the aftermath of the FOMC monetary policy announcement. Near-term support is in the 1.2858-71 area, marked by the September 9 low and the 14.6% Fibonacci expansion. A daily close below that exposes the 23.6% level at 1.2796. Alternatively, […]

Top Trade Idea For September 18th, 2014 – USDJPY

This week I am joining the bulls party in the jpy pairs and the analysis above is about the all important jpy pair of them all: the usdjpy. The thing is that what started after breaking that prolonged contracting triangle looks to be the third wave of an impulsive move and, in order for a […]

Scottish Pride Pounds Sterling

The U.S. dollar remains king. It has risen against a broad basket of currencies for nine consecutive weeks and so far has completed its longest winning streak in 17 years. Will the Federal Reserve end its winning ratio or is it to be a temporary blip before pushing on to greater heights? Many expect the […]

Gold – Rallies to Resistance at $1240, with Eyes on $1200

Gold for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 During the few days of this week Gold has been able to find some support around $1225 and rally up consolidate just below the resistance level at $1240.   To start this week gold reached an eight month low below $1226 after falling heavily over the last few weeks.  The […]

US indices edge higher ahead of FOMC decision

FOMC statement and press conference key today; BoE rate hike vote fails to gather more support leaving only two in favour; UK jobs report shows further improvements in labour market as unemployment falls to 6.2%. All week we’ve been talking about the big risk events for the markets and why they’re weighing on investor sentiment […]

Dollar Checks Back in Anticipation of FOMC Decision

Talking Points: Dollar Checks Back in Anticipation of FOMC Decision British Pound Volatility but Noncommittal After Inflation Report Euro Traders Will React to Fed and then ECB Dollar Checks Back in Anticipation of FOMC Decision This week’s top event risk is upon us. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting carries deeper meaning than just a […]

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