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Bitcoin Ends Five Day Winning Streak

Bitcoin ended its five-day winning streak today. Prices are trading down by $6 dollars or just above 2 percent on OKCoin. The last four of the five days saw a combined gain of <$7 dollars however. This means that today’s sell-off nearly wiped out all the gains accrued during those days. We are currently quoted […]

Top Trade Idea for July 29th, 2015 – USD/JPY

It’s been a quiet overnight session for most major currencies as market participants refrained from placing large trades ahead of today’s FOMC meeting. As we noted yesterday, the central bank is unlikely to make any outright changes to monetary policy, but the wording of the accompanying statement could tilt the scales in the hotly-contested “September […]

Chart Of The Day For July 29th ,2015 – EUR/USD

By Ilya Spivak, EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Flat Support: 1.1047, 1.0955, 1.0899 Resistance:1.1121, 1.1195, 1.1287 The Euro corrected modestly lower after an apparent upside breakout marked by a push through falling trend line set from mid-June. A daily close above the 50% Fibonacci retracementat 1.1121 exposes the 61.8% level at 1.1195. Alternatively, a reversal back below […]

West TX Oil Around $47.50 on Global Glut Fears

U.S. crude futures fell towards $47.50 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday, as worries about global oversupply outweighed the impact of stronger-than-expected U.S. demand for crude last week and a weaker dollar. U.S. crude for September delivery dropped 25 cents to $47.73 a barrel as of 0003 GMT, after ending the previous session […]

Gold – Continues to Consolidate Around $1095

Gold – Wednesday 29 July 2015 Throughout the last month gold has steadily declined and fallen from above the key $1200 level back to a new five year low below $1100 earlier last week. Earlier last week gold fell sharply through the $1100 level down to the multi-year low near $1070 before rallying back up […]

EURUSD – Divergence at Major Resistance

The euro is facing a big test as it attempts to maintain its recent momentum against the dollar and break through a major resistance level that would strongly call into question whether this pair could in fact hit parity by the end of the year, as some suspect.The first thing to note is the resistance […]

GBP Gains from GDP Report, BoE Rate Hopes – USD to Follow on FOMC?

Talking Points: GBPAUD, GBPNZD reverse losses at familiar support levels. EURGBP, EURUSD dip back towards recent lows. See the DailyFX economic calendar for Monday, July 27, 2015. For at least one of the two central banks closest towards raising rates, data and events so far this week have unfolded favorably for policy hawks. We’re talking […]

Bitcoin Prints New Highs, Progress Slow

Bitcoin printed new highs today on most exchanges but progress remains slow. On BTC-E we opened at $286.96 then immediately rallied to a high of $289.97. From here we sold off to $284 dollars per coin but later in the day a new high of $289.99 was set, only to lead to another sell-off with […]

Top Trade Idea for July 28th, 2015 –XAU/USD

Gold is trading at new lows, currently around the trendline connected from the start of 2014 where support can be found, especially if we consider the shape of an ending diagonal placed in fifth wave. That’s a very important reversal pattern that suggests a bounce in the second part of 2015 and maybe very strong […]

Chart Of The Day For July 28th ,2015 – EUR/USD

By Ilya Spivak, EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Flat Support: 1.1047, 1.0955, 1.0899 Resistance:1.1121, 1.1195, 1.1287 The Euro broke above a falling trend line set from mid-June, hinting an upside reversal against the US Dollarmay be in progress. Near term resistance is at 1.1121, the 50% Fibonacci retracement, with a break above that on a daily closing […]

Brent Crude – Bearish Bias Remains as Losses Grow

Another bad day for commodities at the start of the week is weighing heavily on Brent crude, which is down more than 2% on the day and looks set to make further losses in the coming sessions. Barring a strong resurgence, Brent is on course to extend its losing streak to four sessions and with […]

Gold – Continues to Consolidate Below $1100

Gold – Tuesday 28 July 2015 Throughout the last month gold has steadily declined and fallen from above the key $1200 level back to a new five year low below $1100 earlier last week. Earlier last week gold fell sharply through the $1100 level down to the multi-year low near $1070 before rallying back up […]

Cautious Start to the Week as Fed Statement Eyed

It could be a very interesting week for the markets, dominated by the Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday that could determine how the markets trade over the next couple of months. Corporate earnings will also remain a big focus this week, especially as they could be the last set of results we get […]

US Dollar Backtracks as FOMC Rate Decision Looms Ahead

Talking Points: US Dollar Drops Amid Pre-Positioning Before FOMC Policy Announcement Euro Unlikely to Find Lasting Direction Cues in German IFO Survey Data See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The US Dollar underperformed in overnight trade as front-end yields declined, hinting weakness may reflect pre-positioning ahead of this week’s […]

Bitcoin Nears $300 Dollars Again

After a two-week hiatus that saw bitcoin prices dip to a low of $269.68 dollars per coin, we are back at the $300 dollars mark. Today on OKCoin we hit an intraday high of $296.24 before falling back. We are currently quoted at $293.57 dollars. The TradingView chart below shows today’s trading session on OKCoin. […]

Chart Of The Day For July 27th ,2015 – EUR/USD

By Ilya Spivak, EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Flat Support: 1.0955, 1.0894, 1.0816 Resistance:1.1016, 1.1092, 1.1139 The Euro is attempting a tepid recovery against the US Dollar after finding interim support above the 1.08 figure. A daily close above the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion at 1.1016 exposes the 23.6% level at 1.1092. Alternatively, a push below the 50% […]

Company Earnings are Running Out of Gas

It’s now been more than a year since crude oil began its vertigo-inducing plunge. Yet S&P 500 Index earnings continue to remind one of the classic joke that references the assassination of America’s 16th president: “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” Based on a mix between the reported earnings and the expectations […]

Gold – Trading in a Narrow Range Below $1100

Gold – Monday 27 July 2015 Throughout the last month gold has steadily declined and fallen from above the key $1200 level back to a new five year low below $1100 earlier last week. Earlier last week gold fell sharply through the $1100 level down to the multi-year low near $1070 before rallying back up […]

EURUSD – Divergence at 50 Fib Level

The euro has been paring its losses against the dollar over the last few days but we are seeing signs that the move higher may have run into a brick wall. The pair did face resistance around the 38.2 fib – 10 July high to 20 July lows – and prior support, but as was […]

USDOLLAR Index Fights Back to Trendline from June Lows

Talking Points: AUDUSD breaks to fresh yearly lows below $0.7270. USDCAD triangulates, looking for a break above C$1.3055. See the DailyFX economic calendar for Thursday, July 23, 2015. Hold the presses on the ‘greenback may be topping’ headlines: the past 24-hours have seen a quick revival by the US Dollar. USD-pairs, particularly those in the […]

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