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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 […]

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 […]

Dollar and Sterling Get Direction

Strap in and be prepared for opportunities, as this is a big week for investors and capital markets. Geopolitical events, a few central bank meetings, and the Scottish referendum are supporting the recent uptick to both volume and volatility, especially in the forex asset class. The U.S. dollar remains king, as both the currency and […]

Yen Gains, Aussie Dollar Falls on Soft Chinese Economic Data

Talking Points: Yen Gains, Aussie Dollar Falls as Soft Chinese News-Flow Sinks Risk Appetite US Industrial Production, Empire Survey Data to Inform Fed Policy Outlook See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The Japanese Yen outperformed in overnight trade, rising as much as 0.5 percent on average against its leading […]

Dollar Looks to Fed to Secure Strongest Run in Half a Century

Talking Points: Dollar Looks to Fed to Secure Strongest Run in Half a Century British Pound Edges Higher as Market Digests Shift in Scotland Sentiment Euro Focus Still on ECB Policy, But Sovereign Bond Yields are Rising… Dollar Looks to Fed to Secure Strongest Run in Half a Century Friday is opening once again green […]

USD/JPY May See 110.00, USD/CAD 1.1200 Over Coming Weeks

Talking Points: USDJPY breakout valid above NFP swing low of 104.65/70. USDCAD breakout, inv H&S begins above 1.1100. Euro Punished by ECB’s New Measures as QE Remains on Hold The US Dollar has mainly benefited against the European currencies the past several weeks – it may be time for gains to develop elsewhere. The most […]

EUR Supported By Plummeting Pound

Fleet-footed Mario Draghi deserves the plaudits for the aggressive actions undertaken last week. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) surprise rate cut has led to some serious volume spikes in forex trading — volume and volatility provides opportunity, something that has been amiss for far too long with this asset class. More importantly, the ECB chief […]

Pre-NFP Setups Show Strong Yet Vulnerable USDOLLAR

Talking Points: USDJPY posting an inverted hammer against its yearly high. USDOLLAR Index support comes in at 10689, the 8-EMA. August NFPs: +230K exp vs +209K prior. The USDOLLAR Index is attempting to break through its yearly highs set in January, but an overextended bull run and softening technicals leave the greenback vulnerable to a […]

Proceed with Caution: It’s the ECB

It’s not unusual to see European markets steady after a sharp geopolitical gain, a gain that was sometimes confusing once given the ”he said, she said” details between Russia and Ukraine. Investors prudently seem to be adopting a wait-and-see approach ahead of key policy announcements today from the Bank of England (BoE) and the European […]

Trade Setups in EUR/JPY, EUR/GBP, EUR/USD Before and After ECB

Talking Points: EURUSD support found near September 2013 swing lows. ECB might unveil ABS-program but not Fed-styled QE. Euro bears shouldn’t expect QE from ECB this week. The day of reckoning has arrived for the European Central Bank, after what has been a tnese build up in expectations the past week-plus after President Mario Draghi’s […]

EURJPY rejects key resistance for bearish outlook

The EURJPY pair has found resistance at a key area and I am expecting to see this follow through into weakness going forward. With a potential double top coming into play, there is a key neckline which should be followed closely. The daily chart shows that the existence of the green inside trendline dating back […]

Dollar’s Strong Rally Finds EURUSD, S&P 500 Unresponsive

Talking Points: Dollar’s Strong Rally Finds EURUSD, S&P 500 Unresponsive Euro Firms Outside of EURUSD, Surge in Investor Appetite British Pound Collapses Despite Data Dollar’s Strong Rally Finds EURUSD, S&P 500 Unresponsive The return of North American liquidity seemed to bring with it a strong demand for the dollar. The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index […]

US Dollar Looks to ISM Manufacturing Data to Fuel Continued Gains

Talking Points: US Dollar May Extend Advance if ISM Manufacturing Data Tops Forecasts Australian Dollar Ignores RBA Announcement with Fed Policy Bets in Focus See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App A relatively quiet economic calendar in European trading hours is likely to see traders looking ahead to US news-flow, […]

Trade Of The Day For August 29th,2014 – AUD/JPY

Despite the wishes of RBA Governor Glenn Stevens, the AUD continues to defy gravity. Lower commodity prices should see lower terms of trade, and a lower Aussie, yet the currency continues to frustrate short sellers. Eventually, USD strength as stimulus is withdrawn should see a lower AUD/USD. But the AUD/JPY chart is telling a different […]

Will Geopolitical Events Trump EUR’s Postponed Downfall?

What will come of the weak EUR bear position holders as the 18-member single unit trades up through the psychological €1.3200 handle? Clouding some of this morning’s price action will be month-end demand but with word that Russian forces have seized a coastal town inside of Ukraine on Thursday morning, geopolitical risk is once again […]

EUR Demise Supported By Record-Low Peripheral Yields

This Friday cannot come soon enough for some forex market participants. So far this week, investors have been starved for fundamental data to back their currency positions. Many have had to make do with last week’s central bank rhetoric for direction. The currency positioning play has been agonizingly slow to watch and the current market […]

Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000

Talking Points: Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000 Euro Sinks as Market Rate Slides to Record Low USDJPY Climbs for a Seventh Straight Day Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000 Where were the balloons? The S&P 500 marked yet another milestone in its line of records by […]

US Dollar Eyeing Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence Data to Fuel Rally

Talking Points: Japanese Yen Rebounds as Nikkei 225 Decline Boosts Safe-Haven Demand US Dollar Eyeing Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence Data to Fuel Gains See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The Japanese Yen outperformed, rising as much as 0.2 percent on average against its leading counterparts. The move lower tracked […]

Trade Idea For August 25th,2014 – USD/NOK

Over the past few weeks, USD/NOK (Norwegian Krone) has fallen almost 3% from almost 6.31 to 6.13. The subsequent pullback from 6.13 has also been weak only reaching 6.20. As we feel it should reach 6.22-6.24, we’ll discuss a way to place a trade allowing for the fact that we’re unsure which form the correction […]

Top Trade Idea For August 24th, 2014 – EUR/JPY

The August holidays seemed to have just gone by while the end of the month is fast approaching but most anticipation through market sentiments are focused on both the Euro zone’s deteriorating economic situation versus a more positive outlook for the US right after Yellen’s and Draghi’s speech at Jackson Hole last week. What would […]

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