February Trading Insights from David Long

February Trading Insights from David Long
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Trump and his administration continue to have a profound effect on the Greenback and US stock market. Ironically, or hypocritically, they recently were called out for manipulating the currency, by none other than Mario Draghi himself. The hypocrisy is from Trump’s campaign platform of naming and shaming countries that manipulate their currency. The US Treasury […]

Welcome 2018: January Trading Insights from David Long

Welcome 2018: January Trading Insights from David Long
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Risk Manager David Long shares his expert insight into January’s economic data. Welcome to the new year. Traditionally this time of year is scant of economic data, 2018 is no different. So far there has been little economic releases to focus on. Price action has been driven more by fiscal headlines than monetary ones. Think […]

2017 in Review

2017 in Review
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2017 in Review For me, the story of the year is in interest rates. Rates are key to the movement of currencies, being that currencies are very susceptible to interest rate movements as they are an interest rate bearing product. Across the globe we have had slow rising growth and that has been key to […]

Global Financial Market News

Global Financial Market News
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Greenback weakness The US payroll figure last Friday really put a thorn in the FOMC’s side. Most of the Fed members have been very hawkish in recent weeks, culminating with Janet’s commentary that the data is good and we expect to raise rates twice this year. That is now unlikely to happen, not even one […]

ECB

ECB
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Forex Market News From the editors at Bloomberg, comes this piece. A good read so I encourage you to do so. Audacity doesn’t come easily to the European Central Bank. Its president, Mario Draghi, finally announced a long-awaited program of quantitative easing today. The numbers were bigger than expected, which is good, but the details […]

Canadians Shock Jobs Number

Canadians Shock Jobs Number
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Forex Market News   Bastille Day and Germany wins the World Cup in Brasil against Argentina. I think that is fitting as Germany had scored 17 goals in the cup to Argentina’s 7, although my heart was with the South Americans.  On another note, I went to Suncorp stadium in Brisbane on Saturday night and […]

Funds Flowing out of Stocks – Forex Trading News – July 9th 2014

Funds Flowing out of Stocks – Forex Trading News – July 9th 2014
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Forex Market News Yield chase was the order of the night last night. With funds flowing out of stocks as peak is seen ahead of US earnings season. This would normally see safe haven flows that wasn’t the case last night. The Yen took some flow but the biggest chase was for higher yielding assets […]

Low Volatility Here To Stay

Low Volatility Here To Stay
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Forex Market News First session back for the US and it was tight ranges all-round. It seems the low volatility is here to stay for some time yet. This means trading on day charts will continue to be a challenge and looking for lower time frame entries and trends will be key to decent returns.  […]

Huge Day/Night of Data out Today – Forex Trading News – July 3rd 2014

Huge Day/Night of Data out Today – Forex Trading News – July 3rd 2014
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Forex Market News Huge day/night of data out today. First though, let’s look at what has happened.   Aunty Janet has gone on record to say she won’t raise rates to battle the increase appetite for risk. This is saying she is worried about the risk and asset bubbles but because her balance sheet is […]

Pound Keeps Powering

Pound Keeps Powering
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Forex Market News An interesting week to say the least. Greenback has weakened somewhat and the pound keeps powering, even the little Aussie battler had a run overnight.    Data flow has seen the Canadians, Chinese and Europeans come in on expectations and basically treading water. The UK on the other hand are still producing […]

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