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

US CPI strong leading to Fed reducing QE3 – April the 16th, 2014
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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 the Fed will have to stop the QE3 quicker than expected and […]

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

Unrest in Ukraine and the carry trade – April the 11th, 2014
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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 let it slip that rates would be up sooner rather […]

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

BOJ sits on the fence while UK pounds faster and Euro weakness abates – March the 9th, 2014
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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 from last week of “unanimous look at asset purchase program”, which has seen […]

The Benefits of Setting Specific Trading Goals with Swing Generator

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 made over 4% for the month with some followed by a […]

Non-farm payrolls delivered an interesting night of moves

Non-farm payrolls delivered an interesting night of moves
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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 revised from +175 to +197, this is good jobs growth by any […]

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

“Flash Boys” and a subdued night on the markets. April the 4th, 2014
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“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 market place. Google his name or the books’ title and see […]

Aunty Janet let’s one through to the keeper

Aunty Janet let’s one through to the keeper
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Forex Market News Aunty Janet let’s one through to the keeper. The US Fed did cut another $10B of the bond purchasing program known as QE3. HOWEVER, it was in the question time after the 2 day meeting that AGSP3 tripped, or did she? Asked if she sees rates rising, her response was “some considerable […]

Putin talks and VIX plunges 7% – Forex Market Analysis – March the 19th 2014

Putin talks and VIX plunges 7%  – Forex Market Analysis – March the 19th 2014
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VIX plunges 7% as Putin announces to Russian Parliament not to be scared of him, he will not carve up Ukraine, just steal Crimea back. Stocks rallied for 2nd day as risk appetite increases and safe haven flowed outwards. Oil and soft commodities jumped higher, which  wasn’t enough to help the Loonie as Canadian Central […]

Crimean fiasco still moving stocks – Forex Market Report – March the 18th 2014

Crimean fiasco still moving stocks – Forex Market Report – March the 18th 2014
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Whilst most media headlines are focused on MH370 the Crimean fiasco is still moving the financial markets around. The volatility in stocks is quiet pronounced with the Euro and US markets spiking higher and VIX retracing and I bought into the S&P500 yesterday morning. Safe haven flows came off the boil as the Euro/US sanctions […]

Currency Pair Analysis – Forex Trading News – March the 18th 2014

Currency Pair Analysis – Forex Trading News – March the 18th 2014
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Forex Market News AUDCAD – An engulfing buyer bar with no clear indication of next direction. AUDCHF – Has found good support at 7820 area and is making lower highs but also higher lows in a wedge style formation. AUDJPY – Chopping either side of ema’s that are as flat as the Hay plains I […]