No Selloff in the Aussie Dollar as you Would Expect- Forex Trading News – June 4th 2014

No Selloff in the Aussie Dollar as you Would Expect- Forex Trading News – June 4th 2014
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Forex Market News OK, where are the markets and what are they doing? In the FX world, it seems that we are just marking time (there’s an old cadets saying). Interest rate yields are fluctuating wildly, stocks seem to have peaked – for the time being – and commodities are still leaking value. There have […]

US Posted a Negative GDP Figure for the First Time in Three Years – Forex Trading News – May 30th 2014

US Posted a Negative GDP Figure for the First Time in Three Years – Forex Trading News – May 30th 2014
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Forex Market News The sell in May has not occurred with a bounce in stocks overnight. Interestingly the Ukrainian infighting increased overnight yet the market largely ignored this. The US posted a negative GDP figure for the first time in three years, which is not the end of the world, but could lead to funds […]

Large Moves, Particularly in the Cable and Kiwi – Forex Trading News – May 29th 2014

Large Moves, Particularly in the Cable and Kiwi – Forex Trading News – May 29th 2014
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Large moves in the interest rate market saw bonds rushing higher (rates falling) and the greenback took most of the fund flow. This saw some large moves, particularly in the Cable and Kiwi, the two most over stretched pairs. The yen took some in too, which would suggest a safe haven flow. Since there is […]

Next Thursdays ECB Monetary Policy Meeting – Forex Trading News – May 28th 2014

Next Thursdays ECB Monetary Policy Meeting – Forex Trading News – May 28th 2014
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Forex Market News Hush now or you will not hear the pin drop! Very little out in the way of data so far this week, and very little to come too, add into that a few holidays in the northern hemisphere and ranges have been tight. Although Draghi did get up and say what we […]

Strong Economic Data in Retail Sector Overnight – Forex Trading News – May 22nd 2014

Strong Economic Data in Retail Sector Overnight – Forex Trading News – May 22nd 2014
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The Poms are still at it, producing strong economic data in the retail sector overnight. A bit of movement around the FOMC as they diverge from Europe and Japanese quantitative easing policies. The Fed is still on target to reduce whilst the BOJ is still printing and likely to add more, whilst the ECB is […]

Be Aware of the Bigger Picture

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Hello delegates of Knowledge to Action, in this article I will be discussing a topic which I see a lot of beginners always seem hard to do, yet it is critical to understand especially if you want to progress to a professional trader. Understanding the bigger picture. What does this really mean? What it means […]

The Long View, 12th June 2013

The Long View, 12th June 2013
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Stocks took beating overnight with the S&P down 1%, the Footsie (UK) closed also down 0.94% but was down a lot worst at almost 2% negative mid-session. Euro ended down 1.3% too. Not surprisingly in this “risk-off” (risk adverse) climate the VIX index rallied 10.5%. What was surprising is the fall in commodities, the CRB […]

The Long View, 11th June 2012

The Long View, 11th June 2012
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Having been away for a week, not looking at a price or even the web, I will not delve into analysing the fundamentals today. However, I can see the economic releases and discuss the effect/outcome. The biggest move I can immediately see is in the USD, their manufacturing fell into negative (not surprising) and their […]

The Long View, 30th may 2013

The Long View, 30th may 2013
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As indicated yesterday the VIX is creeping up. This is a sign of increased concern of a fall in prices of stocks. Its only at 14.8 but historically 14 is the level that there is an issue. I think that level could be 18 now given the moves of 2008/2009. Still, it’s a trend worth […]

The Long View, 29th May 2013

The Long View, 29th May 2013
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Been around as long as I have you get to hear all sorts of crazy conspiracy theories, like stoploss hunters. Whilst that is the funniest of all, all of them seem rather ridiculous to me. One you see often is manipulation of data. This one I have heard since the 90’s. Recently it’s been focused […]