Loonie soars, yen weakens and Germans disappoint – Forex Trading News – April 30th 2014

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Forex Market News The Loonie strengthened against the greenback after Poloz’s statement to parliament and “stops” were triggered under 1.10. Whilst the Canadians are 75% reliant on the US for their export market, they have seen a reduced demand in rece […]

Red Russians Dominate the Market – Forex Trading News – April 28th 2014

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By David Long

Forex Market News We have White Russians and Black Russians but it is the Bloody Mary of Red Russians that dominated the markets towards the end of last week. The market saw safe haven flows move into predominately the Swissy, Yen and gold whilst avoid […]

Upbeat night as Janet Yellen matures – April 17th, 2014

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By David Long

Oh what a night! Good Ol Aunty Janet, she knows how to talk proper now, she been havin lessons! With a calm measured approach to her speech she kept the eye on the ball and said, “The larger the shortfall of employment or inflation from their respectiv […]

US CPI strong leading to Fed reducing QE3 – April the 16th, 2014

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By David Long

The US CPI came in much stronger than expected which leads to the Fed reducing monetary stimulus. Remember that a stronger economy has faster inflation, to which a central bank would control with higher interest rates. So to slow the US economy down th […]

Unrest in Ukraine and the carry trade – April the 11th, 2014

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By David Long

Not much out in the way of headlines overnight, civil unrest in the Ukraine continues but little else is hitting the wires. I wrote yesterday that the FOMC minutes should reverse the slide in the US dollar and what has been happening since Aunty Janet […]

BOJ sits on the fence while UK pounds faster and Euro weakness abates – March the 9th, 2014

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By David Long

The BOJ sits on the fence whilst the UK pounds faster and Euro weakness abates. The theme overnight was sell the greenback and not for any individual particular reason I can determine. In Europe ECB policy makers have been undermining Draghi’s comments […]

The Benefits of Setting Specific Trading Goals with Swing Generator

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Dear Traders, I trust you all have been enjoying your learning journey and making money along the way.  Last month Swing Generator performed quite well with catching 200 Pips on AUDUSD and 200 + pips on NZDUSD. Our top performers on our Prop accounts m […]

Non-farm payrolls delivered an interesting night of moves

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By David Long

Forex market analysis: Non-farm payrolls delivered an interesting night of moves. I think there was some profit taking out there as well, because the over reaction from the data was a bit too extreme. The figure came in +192k and last months was revise […]

“Flash Boys” and a subdued night on the markets. April the 4th, 2014

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By David Long

“Flash Boys” has caused quiet the stir since it was published 3 days ago. Michael Lewis brought us “Liar’s Poker”, “The Big Short”, “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” (the last two made into movies) has taken on High Frequency Trading and its role in the […]

Aunt Janet and Putin withdraw as PMI data is released

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By David Long

Forex Market Analysis with David Long and Knowledge to Action   Aunty Janet Yellen backtracks from her 12mth slip of tongue saying the US Fed will continue to support the economy with low rates for many moons, weakening the greenback Monday night. […]