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Dollar Positioned for a Breakout but Will GDP and the Fed Provide?

Talking Points: Dollar Positioned for a Breakout but Will GDP and the Fed Provide? Euro Faces its Own Volatility on Stocked Docket British Pound Unimpressed by Surge in Mortgage Approvals Dollar Positioned for a Breakout but Will GDP and the Fed Provide? It’s an appropriate place to be, heading into such a significant round of […]

This Week: Suit Up, Strap In, And Be Dollar Ready

Last week saw global markets fluctuate between corporate earnings and geopolitical conflicts. There was an excess of negative news out of Israel and eastern Ukraine, with each region’s headlines countering much of the decent U.S. and European quarterly earnings reports. On the whole, the reports were relatively good, despite a couple of curve balls thrown […]

Fed, NFPs Line Up this Week with USD Technical Breakouts

Talking Points: EURUSD aims below 1.3400, USDCHF above 0.9150. GBPUSD critical support comes in at 1.6920. July forex seasonals in QE era still working against greenback, however. A culmination of factors may be aligning for further US Dollar strength over the coming days, even as the economic calendar comes in rather light until Wednesday. However, […]

Midyear FX Outlook: The Mighty Buck’s Return Is Nigh

The question on every investor’s lips is, “when will the Fed raise interest rates?” Global currency markets continue to flounder in an environment of low volatility and volume despite being punctuated by periods of geopolitically induced risk events. The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict remains a significant concern that was heightened by a Malaysian jetliner being was […]

RBNZ Bulls Not Affected By Dairy Prices

Capital markets require rate divergence for sustainable volatility, which in turn drives greater investor interest, more volatility and so on. The market just wants price movement. To date, central banks and option traders have been successful handcuffing the forex asset class to tight, contained, and boring currency ranges for many months. Even geopolitical risk, when […]

Top Trade Idea For July 24th, 2014 – EURGBP

I would like to take a look at the eurgbp cross this week as it is forming/ending one of the most complex forms of correction on this four hours chart you can see above and from my point of view that is a nice risk reward ratio to get out of this setup. I am […]

EURJPY and GBPJPY both faces major support following selloff

The GBPJPY and EURJPY pair tend to have somewhat mixed fortunes with their correlation over the years. However, there are certain times when you can see a convergence of notable support levels across the two. With both these major levels coming into play, I think we could see a reaction in both pairs very soon. […]

British Pound Out of Room and Facing Trial by Event Risk

Talking Points: Dollar Performance Not as Robust as EURUSD Insinuates Euro Tumbles As European Equities Rally British PoundOut of Room and Facing Trial by Event Risk Dollar Performance Not as Robust as EURUSD Insinuates The world’s most liquid currency cross EURUSD made a significant break this past session. Breaking through the 1.3500-floor that kept the […]

Event Risk Trumps Forex Fundamentals

The euro gained on the U.S. dollar and the yen held steady in a thinned-holiday Asian trading session overnight. But as tensions rise between Russia and the West, and the violence in the Gaza Strip becomes increasingly bloody, geopolitical events remain the focal point for investors and all asset classes. The corporate earnings season is […]

EUR/USD Breakdown, GBP/CAD, USD/CAD Breakouts Eyed this Week

Talking Points: EURUSD below July 2012-July 2013 TL, needs below 1.3475. GBPCAD and USDCAD still both point to breakouts higher. Reminder that July forex seasonals in QE era work against USD. It’s admittedly another quiet start to the trading week, with fewer than ten economic data releases (including central banker speeches) on the calendar for […]

No Yellin’ – EUR, GBP, JPY Ready to Breakout?

After many months of low forex volatility, one gets the distinct impression that the worst is probably behind us, and that there are a few signs emerging that would suggest that the main forex pairs are on the cusp of a major breakout. Dealers and investors require movement for opportunity and are just itching for […]

EUR Heavy Handed While Loonie Bulls Stand Ready

On day one of her congressional testimony Janet Yellen said very little that was new to the Senate Banking Committee. The Federal Reserve chief cited ongoing slack in the U.S. jobs market as a concern and she put the emphasis back on the data ‘dots’ with one of her comments of +1% rates at the […]

GBPJPY find support on yet another fib

The GBPJPY pair has been trading in a fairly straightforward manner since breaking out of a triangle formation back in mid-June. With key fibonacci levels having held up well in the past, signs are that we could be watching the pair move into the next step higher today following a strong bout of buying yesterday. […]

British Pound Rallies on Inflation Report, Will Jobs Data Curb or Amplify?

Talking Points: Dollar Advances on Yellen Commentary but Checked by Risk Waver British Pound Rallies on Inflation Report, Will Jobs Data Curb or Amplify? Euro Eyes 1.3500 as Equities Slide, Bond Yields Slowly Gain Dollar Advances on Yellen Commentary but Checked by Risk Waver Technically speaking, the US Dollar is in the middle of an […]

Top Trade Idea For July 16th, 2014 –GBP/USD

The pound lost some ground this morning in reaction to the UK labour market data. As expected, the unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in May from 6.6% in April, while jobless claims dropped by 36,300 applications last month which was better than expected. However, earnings growth was again weaker, which remains one of the main […]

Forget Euro Sentiment, Yellen to Provide FX direction

A plethora of economic data releases coupled with central bank rhetoric is expected to have a meaningful impact on forex market volatility this week and it can’t come too soon. Overnight in Australasia, it was the Bank of Japan (BoJ) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) that got the ball rolling. However, both have […]

Put GBP/CAD on Your Radar as GBP/USD, GBP/CHF See Key Reversals

Talking Points: GBP-crosses bullish both technically and fundamentally post-CPI. Time to put GBPCAD on your radar as USDCAD rallies too. Reminder that July forex seasonals in QE era work against USD. When the Bank of England eliminated the link between the labor market and its interest rate regime in February, it did so under the […]

EUR and GBP Are Committed To CFTC Reports

The world has been spoiled by the beautiful game for the past four weeks, and with yesterday’s final, can the markets now get down to some business? All the various asset classes have suffered during the tourney; all robbed of sustainable volume and volatility over the past few weeks and the beginning of the summer […]

Week in FX Europe: EUR Limps into next Week

EUR’s stability well contained Investors have confidence in the ECB Fed to maintain dovish strategy Restricted to a tight trading range against the U.S. dollar, the euro is holding steady against the greenback to end the week despite Thursday’s mini-capital markets meltdown thanks to Portugal’s highly publicized banking problems. The EUR’s stability suggests investors believe […]

Are EUR and Sterling Risks Climbing ?

All that the forex investor requires is some consistent intraday volatility — it provides opportunity. Overnight, Aussie trading is a prime example and certainly beats the 12-18 point EUR ranges that North America has been exposed to throughout the World Cup finals. Sessions like those have certainly poisoned market participation and enthusiasm. In general, the […]

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