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Day Of The Doves

09/01/2014 10:22

  • Bulls Are Hoping For Large Dose Of Dovishness
  • Concerns Over Tapering Posing Stability Risk
  • Crude Prices Slump

Another flat start is expected today as traders continue to wait and see what head winds the central banks will drop on the markets reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Bulls Are Hoping For Lar »


Commodities: Gold Prices Traded 0.53% Lower Against The USD

09/01/2014 09:11

Gold prices traded 0.53% lower against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1226.07 per ounce, hurt by a stronger US Dollar. In the Asian session, at GMT0400, Gold is trading at 1227.5 »


FXSnip:GBP/USD Cable Traded High & Hit 1.6475

09/01/2014 07:56

Cable traded higher and hit upside target of 1.6475..I am assuming buyers have covered all long positions here... Now our stochastics on the daily charts are neutral and already overnight trading h »


Thursday 9th Jan Two in Two

09/01/2014 07:40

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: BoE Expected To Leave Monetary Policy Unchanged

09/01/2014 07:32

  • Potential Revision to Forward Guidance?
  • ECB Takes To The Stage
  • Insight Into ECB's Upcoming Agenda
  • Small Taper Wins Vote

The Bank of England is expected to leave monetary policy unchanged this month, which will come as no surprise to anyone, given the recent comments from the central bank, the falling inflation rate and »


Reaction to FOMC Minutes

09/01/2014 06:34

Craig Erlam, Alpari UK outlines his reaction to last night's FOMC minutes. "The minutes from the December FOMC meeting offered the markets very little in terms of insight into future asset purchase r »


Gold Trading Lower Ahead Of FOMC Minutes

08/01/2014 09:37

Gold prices traded lower by 0.47% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1232.60 per ounce reports GCI Financial. In data released yesterday, the trade deficit in the US shrank t »


Let The Data Deluge Begin

08/01/2014 07:44

  • BoE Expected To Provide Some Optimism
  • Eurozone CPI's Cause Concern

A flat start is expected today for the European markets as traders prep themselves for a barrage of sentiment deciding releases reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. BoE Expected To Provide Some »


Weds 8th Jan Two In Two

08/01/2014 07:36

We welcome Kym Watson  back to Forexspace for this Wednesday's two most traded currencies in two minues; 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD    »


FXSnip: USD/JPY Beat Resistance Overnight through 104.85/90

08/01/2014 07:31

USDJPY beat resistance at 104.62/66 & overnight we have also pushed through 104.85/90. We should now continue higher to resistance at 105.10/15. If this does not hold a move higher look for a retes »


Daily Forex Indicators: Focus On Eurozone Unemployment

08/01/2014 07:23

  • Volumes Low Due To Volatility
  • Focus On Eurozone Unemployment
  • Consumers Confident Of Recovery

European indices are expected to open higher on Wednesday, as the business end of the week gets underway with retail sales and unemployment data for the eurozone, followed later by employment data for »


Markets Ponder Fed’s Hawkishness

07/01/2014 11:10

  • Fed Minutes to Provide Clarity
  • It’s that NFP Time of the month 

The Federal Reserve minutes from last month’s monetary policy meeting are due to be released on Wednesday. Recall, if you will, that after the December meeting it was announced that the Fed woul »


Eurozone CPI In The Crosshairs Ahead of ECB

07/01/2014 10:25

  • US Recovery Not That Strong
  • Looking Ahead

It is very interesting to note that the rather weak US ISM non-manufacturing survey release late yesterday didn’t manage to produce a particularly noteworthy weakening in the US dollar writes&nb »


FTSE Has No Direction, Look For Resistance

07/01/2014 08:23

FTSE has no direction & held above good support at 6655/45 & below Friday's high of 6699. On a break higher today look for a test of resistance at 6725/27 for a selling opportunity with stops above »


Choppy Sessions Continue As Markets Find Their Feet

07/01/2014 07:47

  • Nothing Overly Negative To Get Teeth Into
  • Service Expansion In The Eurozone
  • Gold Remains Insurance

The markets are still to find there tune for 2014 writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. The few trading sessions we have had this year have been quite choppy and whilst one could put that down to »


Daily Forex Indicators: European Indices Look On The Bright Side

07/01/2014 07:09

  • Disappointing Economic Data
  • Unemployment Data To Be Released
  • EuroZone Inflation Expected To Remain Unchanged

European indices are expected to open higher today, despite the mood in the US and Asia over night being far from positive following the release of some disappointing economic data reports Craig Erlam »


JPY Bid After China Starts World Services PMI Day On A Sour Note

06/01/2014 13:56

Asia saw a largely risk-off session as JPY crosses fell again after trying to stage a rally into the close on Friday writes John J Hardy, Head of FX Strategy,Saxo Bank. China’s latest HSB »


Markets Look To Central Banks For Cues

06/01/2014 11:09

  • USD Strengthened
  • Euro Slipped Against USD
  • Sterling Has Lost Some Ground

The main theme and focus for the markets as we move into the new year, has been US stocks closing at highs – even with trading being fairly flat writes Amir Khan, Currencies Direct. USD Strengt »


FX Snip: EUR/USD Weakness Results In 50% Med Term Fib At 1.3594

06/01/2014 07:42

We have seen weakness follow us down from 1.3900 to breaking the 50% med term fib at 1.3594. Currently we are still below here...and looking to head lower....The overnight high has been 1.3616 whic »


Yen Strength Already Done?

06/01/2014 07:34

  • Yen Following Classic Technical Principle
  • Fed Talks Over The Weekend

Yen crosses staged an impressive comeback late on Friday, tracing out bullish technical patterns writes Adam Button, Ashraf Laidi. The Australian dollar is the best performer to start the week while t »


Daily Forex Indicators: Focus On Service PMI's Today

06/01/2014 07:22

  • China May Struggle To Maintain Growth
  • Focus On  French PMI
  • US Releases Later On

It really is going to be quiet a chaotic week in the financial markets, particularly the latter half of the week writes Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, Alpari UK. It will include the first batch of compa »


Daily Forex Indicators: Index Futures Lose Overnight

03/01/2014 09:04

  • Losses Are Not Concerning
  • Non Manufacturing PMI's Figs Low
  • UK Construction PMI

The negative start to the year looks set to continue on Friday, with index futures pointing to a lower open across the board in Europe after losses were recorded in both the US and Asia over night wri »


Daily Forex Indicators: Chinese Data Gets 2014 Off To A Bad Start

02/01/2014 08:17

  • Eurozone Manufacturing PMI's
  • UK PMI Expected To Remain High
  • Chinese Manufacturing Data

It’s been a very quiet couple of weeks in the financial markets and things won’t return to normal entirely until Monday, with a large number of traders likely to extend their holidays unti »


Daily Forex Indicators: Last Day Of 2013 Will Be A Quiet One

31/12/2013 08:51

  • Low Trading Volumes
  • Investors Still Confident
  • Look Out For Pick Up On Thursday

It’s going to be another very quiet day in the financial markets on Tuesday, with many European markets only opening for a half day while Germany’s DAX is closed all day, due to a bank hol »


Euro Traders Eye CPI

30/12/2013 12:12

  • On The Plate  
  • Pricing the Euro

This year will definitely be remembered as one of the better ones for the common currency. The Euro, which had been ditched by investors since mid-2011 amid what was thought to be the looming collapse »


Daily Forex Indicators: Santa Rally In Full Swing

30/12/2013 09:27

  • Rally Saw Record Highs
  • Anticipation Of A Good January 

The Santa rally appears to be in full swing in the equity markets, with indices posting impressive gains last week despite the two bank holidays in both Europe and the US writes Craig Erlam, Alpari UK »


On The Road To Recovery? 2014 Outlook,

23/12/2013 07:39

  LONDON, NEW YORK and SYDNEY, December 18, 2013  –, the retail division of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), a global provider of online trading services; today rele »


Seasons Greetings!!

23/12/2013 07:10

From the team at, we wish all of our loyal users & contributors a very happy festive season and a prosperous 2014.  Thank you for your continued support this year, and we willl lo »


All Set For A Positive End To 2013

23/12/2013 07:02

  • Series Of Positive Data In US
  • Japanese Data Highlights Progress On Economic Front
  • More Of The Same For 2014

A solid revision higher to US Q3 GDP at the end of last week sets up a positive tone for risk assets into year end even as they digest the imminent onset of Fed tapering writes Mitul Kotecha, Economet »


S&P Confirms UK AAA Rating

20/12/2013 10:49

  • Softer Than Expected UK Retail Sales
  • S&P Confirms Uk's AAA Credit Rating

The UK Retail Sales report was revealed yesterday and came in a bit softer than expected at 2 per cent year on year basis versus a consensus of 2.2 per cent reports Davide Ugolini, Currencies Direct. »


Commodities: Gold Traded Lower Against The USD

20/12/2013 08:13

Gold prices traded lower by 2.35% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1190.36 per ounce, in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s announcement to begin scaling back of its mont »


Friday 20th Dec Two In Two

20/12/2013 07:38

Friday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: Will The Markets Be Spooked By Triple Witching Day

20/12/2013 07:28

  • Efforts To Increase Consumer Spending 
  • Final Revision for UK GDP
  • US GDP Q3 Revision
  • Triple Witching!

With the big “will they or won’t they” FOMC meeting now behind us, markets are expected to be much quieter in the lead up to Christmas, with trading volumes significantly reduced and »


Five Trading Ideas for 2014

19/12/2013 14:00

We get the lowdown on the key trading currencies and strategies to watch out for next year according to Carl Hammer, Chief FX Strategist at SEB.  Five currency trends for 2014:  1. &n »


US Jobless Claims Are 45,000 Higher Than Expected

19/12/2013 13:45

This week's US initial jobless claims figures have shot up reports City AM. Analysts had expected a fall from 369,000 (368,000) to 334,000 for the week ended 13 December, but claims have risen to 379 »


Fed Finally Pulls The Trigger

19/12/2013 07:49

  • Fed Put Markets Out Of Their Misery
  • Treasuries Under Pressure
  • USD Will Forge Higher

The guessing game is finally over as the US Federal Reserve took a major step away from the extremely easy policy conditions implemented since the financial crisis by tapering its asset purchases by U »


Thursday 19th Dec Two In Two

19/12/2013 07:44

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: History Was Made Last Night With $10bn QE Cut

19/12/2013 07:37

  • $10bn Cut To QE Programme
  • Pathway To Understanding
  • Interest Rates To Remain near Zero
  • Economic Projections

European indices are expected to open higher this morning as global markets rallied  following last nights announcement that the US would finally begin to trim back on it's asset purchase program »


2014 Global Currencies Outlook

18/12/2013 12:31

  • Speaking in Tongues
  • Looking Ahead
  • Eurozone Split Deepens
  • China’s Uncertain Reform Blueprint

Today we feature an article by Dean Popplewell, Director of Currency Analysis and Research, OANDA, that outlines his views on the coming year.  Themes to look out for in 2014: ·&nbs »


Wednesday 18th Dec Two In Two

18/12/2013 09:44

Wednesday 18th December's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


Running Into Resistance

18/12/2013 07:20


Currency markets will remain range bound today although many currencies appear to be running into resistance in the wake of recent sharp moves writes Mitul Kotecha, Econometer. GBP/USD For instance, »


Bernanke's Final Curtain On QE?

18/12/2013 07:17

  • Bernanke's Last Ever Press Release
  • Choppy Trading Sesssion
  • Inflation Figures Dropping Globally

European equities are set to edge up slightly on the open. Although some pundits will put this down to traders betting that there will be no tapering, it’s probably no more than some shorts squa »


Daily Forex Indicators: A Busy Day Ahead

18/12/2013 07:05

  • First Up- UK Unemployment Figure 
  • German IFO Business Climate Figure 
  • The Big One- FOMC Announcement 

We have a busy day ahead of us in the financial markets today, with UK unemployment data kicking things off this morning and the FOMC decision wrapping things up later on tonight reports Craig Erlam, »


10 Outrageous (we hope!) Predictions for 2014

17/12/2013 10:30

London, 17 December, 2013: Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today releases its annual set of ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for the year ahead. Although the p »


FOMC Sickness Caused By Turbulent Markets

17/12/2013 10:13

  • A Mixed Bag Of Data Left Heads Spinning
  • Eurozone Manufacturing Expansion

Depending on whom you ask, yesterday’s short squeeze or aggressive bargain hunting certainly took markets by surprise but both bulls and bears still remain reluctant to state they’re on th »


Currencies: JPY, EUR & GBP View

17/12/2013 07:51

  • Fed Will Affect USD/JPY
  • Strong End To 2013 For EUR
  • GBP Struggling To Push Higher

It is highly unlikely that the Bank of Japan adjusts policy at its meeting later this week but further action next year remains likely reports Mitul Kotecha, Econometer. Fed Will Affect USD/JPY Mor »


Daily Forex Indicators: All Eyes On Inflation Reports

17/12/2013 07:39

  • UK Inflation Data
  • Eurozone Inflation Data
  • German & Eurozone ZEW Sentiment 

It’s going to be another busy day in the financial markets on Tuesday, with plenty of data being released and investors keeping one eye on the FOMC meeting which starts today reports Craig Erlam »


Pre Christmas Volatility?

16/12/2013 12:40

  • Will Ben Rock The Boat?
  • Euro Markets Struggling To Gather Momentum
  • Positive Figures From Japan

There are a host of important dates being released this week; the main focus being the Fed meeting on Wednesday, Lee Chappell, Currencies Direct. Will Ben Rock The Boat? The markets are fairly cauti »


A Review Of The Weekly Charts

16/12/2013 10:36

Jason Sen reviews the weekly currency charts... »


Exclusive FX Highlights 16th December

16/12/2013 10:25

Exclusive look at the week ahead with Kym Watson, Will they or wont they? MONDAY: European Manu Figures, Draghi speaks at 2pm. TUESDAY: German ZEW Sentiment, US Consumer Price »


Aussie Trading Tad Higher In The Asian Session

16/12/2013 09:28

On Friday, the AUD strengthened 0.36% against the USD to close at 0.8954. LME Copper prices rose 0.8% or $60.5/MT to $ 7230.0/MT. Aluminium prices declined 0.5% or $9.5/MT to $ 1759.5/MT reports GCI F »


Monday 16th Dec Two In Two

16/12/2013 07:28

Monday 16th December's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


A Lot To Get Through Before Year End

16/12/2013 07:23

  • US Data Releases
  • Final EU Summit
  • UK- CPI Inflation, Jobs & MPC Minutes

  As the end of the year nears markets will still need to get through a heavy week in terms of events and data releases before winding down wrties Mitul Kotecha, Econometer.. The main event is »


Daily Forex Indicators: Fed Meeting Will Dictate Markets This Week

16/12/2013 07:15

  • Fed Meeting Will Seriously Weigh On Risk
  • Mixed Response To Data In Asia 
  • Manufacturing Data Out This Morning

Risk aversion ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC announcement and weak data from Asia is weighing on European futures ahead of the open on Monday reports Craig Erlam, Alpari UK. Fed Meeting Will Serious »


The Odds Of Tapering In December

13/12/2013 10:32

  • All Prices Are Conducive To Tapering
  • Euro Rally Stalled Yesterday
  • Aussie Driven Lower

The US Consumer spending rose at its fastest pace in 5 months US Retail sales report showed yesterday reports Davide Ugolini, Currencies Direct. All Prices Are Conducive To Tapering As the report c »


No Sign Of Santa Claus Yet....

13/12/2013 07:35

  • Record Week For Major Indices
  • US Budget Talks Looking Optimisitic

A flat start is expected for European equities as traders continue to fret about next week reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Record Week For Major Indices The major indices look set to reco »


Daily Forex Indicators: Central Bank Comments Will Be Highlight Of A Quiet Day

13/12/2013 07:28

  • Overall Its Been A Quiet Week
  • Small Losses In Equities
  • Central Bank Comments

European indices are expected to open slightly higher on Friday, ahead of what is expected to be a very quiet end to the week in the financial markets writes Craig Erlam, Alpari UK Overall Its Been A »


US Retail Sales Eyed

12/12/2013 10:05

  • US Retail Sales
  • RBNZ Rates Unchanged

The budget deal in the US late Tuesday has done little to boost risk sentiment concludes Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct. It has been seemingly offset by the view that it has now increased the likeli »


Profit Taking Looms for Swissy

12/12/2013 09:16

  • A Cue for Profit Taking
  • Charting the rebound

As the week draws to a close, Swiss Franc aficionados should pencil in today as a day for the opportunist. The long awaited SNB rate decision is coming and after a rather surprising intake from last m »


Daily Forex Indicators: Overnight Sell Off Driven By Taper Fears

12/12/2013 07:11

  • Overnight Sell Off Amid Taper Fears
  • Lack Of Data To Substantiate
  • Mixed Data From Australia

European indices are expected to open lower on Thursday, following a similarly poor performance in the US and Asia over night reports Craig Erlam, Alpari UK. Overnight Sell Off Amid Taper Fears The »


Thursday 12th December Two In Two

12/12/2013 07:08

Thursday 12th December's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Look Out Below, Here Comes The Taper

12/12/2013 06:57

  • Budget Gets Bearish Ball Rolling
  • Euro Remains Bullish Against USD

European equities are set to open significantly lower as concerns over the taper get stronger reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Budget Gets Bearish Ball Rolling Markets have looked quite p »


How To Treat Forex Demo Trading As If It Were Real

11/12/2013 14:00

  • Penalise Yourself
  • Give Yourself A Grade
  • Join Forex Trading Contests

One of the biggest arguments against using a demo account from your forex broker to learn how to trade currencies is that it does not replicate the tense conditions under which traders would normally »


Congress Agrees Budget Deal

11/12/2013 11:42

  • Congress Agreed A New Budget Deal
  • Chinese Data Releases

One of the key reasons the Fed gave for not beginning tapering in September was uncertainty over a looming budget deal reorts Alistair Cotton, Currencies Direct. As it turned out, the Fed&nb »


Video Analysis: FTSE Looking Sticky

11/12/2013 08:31

The FTSE is a risk of testing strong Fibonacci, trendline and 200 day moving average support at 6485/75 reports Jason Sen.  »


Commodities: Gold Traded Higher by 1.80% Against The USD

11/12/2013 08:18

Gold prices traded higher by 1.80% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1262.29 per ounce, amid broad weakness in the US Dollar reports GCI Financial. In the Asian session, at »

Could Taper Tremors Could Lead To An Earthquake

11/12/2013 07:45

  • Present Or Bombshell
  • Commodities

European equities are set to start flat as the caution gripping markets intensifies. Speculation and rumour about the Fed tapering next week seem to be building so bulls are taking the opportunity to »


Wednesday 11th Dec Two In Two

11/12/2013 07:36

Wednesday 11th December's two currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: All Eyes On The Fed This Week

11/12/2013 07:14

  • Focus On The Fed This Week
  • No Repeat Of The Shutdown 
  • Budget Still Needs To Be Passed

European indices are expected to open slightly lower on Wednesday, ahead of what is expected to be another very quiet day in the financial markets reports Craig Erlam, Alpari. The economic calendar i »


FX Trade Ideas for 2014

10/12/2013 13:21

This year has seen a strong recovery in the euro and dollar at the expense of commodity currencies, Scandies and the JPY states the SEB Group. Central banks still play the most important role in gui »


Tinsel Wrapped Taper

10/12/2013 11:13

  • Optimism In US Economy
  • Sterling On A Bullish Climb

Most of the focus last week was on central banks and the much awaited non-farm payroll data, which saw 203,000 jobs added over an expected figure of 180,000 reports Philip Ryan, Currencies Direct. O »


Video Analysis: Brent Crude Looks Negative On Daily Chart

10/12/2013 09:54

Brent Crude looks negative on the daily chart but today we could see a short term recovery reports Jason Sen. »


Passing Time until 2014

10/12/2013 06:55

  • Bulls Hoping to Leave 2013 On A High
  • Traders Focus on Retail Therapy
  • Draghi's Hands Off Approach

European equities are set to open flat as traders twiddle their thumbs until next week reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Bulls Hoping to Leave 2013 On A High As the end of the year draws c »


Tapering Of No Concern

10/12/2013 06:46

  • Yen Weakness
  • Fed Flexibility Limited

The market continued to shrug off taper talk from Fed members. The pound was the top performer while the yen lagged. The calendar for Asia-Pacific trading is light reports Adam Button, Asraf »


Beware of Yield Sensitive Currencies

10/12/2013 06:38

  • Tapering Is Priced In
  • Sensitive Currencies

Markets are becoming increasingly accustomed to the idea of an imminent Fed tapering as reflected in ongoing gains in risk assets reports Mitul Kotecha, Econometer. Indeed, these gains have taken plac »


EUR Pain Trade- A Persistent Squeeze

09/12/2013 14:12

  • Directional Trades
  • Rise In Chinese Yuan
  • US Focus On Retail Sales

As we go deeper into the month of December various forex trades will be capable of pushing investors down several market routes that sometimes make little sense writes Dean Popplewell, Oanda. Directi »


US Opening Call; Little High Impact Releases

09/12/2013 12:13

  • Unusual Market Response on Friday
  • Fed Members To Speak

European indices and US futures are relatively mixed on Monday, following Friday’s strong US jobs report that sent stock markets flying higher writes Criag Erlam, Alpari. Unusual Market Respons »


Exclusive: FX Highlights for Week 9th Dec

09/12/2013 12:02

In contrast to last week, we have very little market moving data. Kym Watson, sifts through the tumbleweed.    Another Quiet Week..... 1) MONDAY: No  Dat »


FTSE Held Just Above Support At 6485/75

09/12/2013 09:55

FTSE held just above support at 6485/75 as predicted & above 6540/45 now to target 6595/00. Look for a high for the day but shorts need stops above 6630. Immediate support is 6545/40 & could hold t »


Monday 9th Dec Two In Two

09/12/2013 06:56

Monday 9th December, two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Still No Sign Of Santa

09/12/2013 06:52

  • Traders Still Looking For Catalyst
  • Sharp Rise In Dow

European equities are set to start firm as the euphoria over the goldilocks non farm figure and some decent export data from China over the weekend props up the bulls reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital »


FIrm US Data Not Helping The Dollar

09/12/2013 06:43

  • Equities Reacted Well to NFP
  • Japanese Data Disappointing
  • Market Accustomed To Tapering

The US November employment report released at the end of last week helped to reinforce expectations that the Fed will begin tapering soon, possibly as early as the FOMC meeting in mid December writes »


Reaction to NFP

06/12/2013 16:27

“The November US labor market report was widely anticipated as the most relevant US labor market report ahead of the Federal Reserve’s December policy meeting, and it certainly has not dis »


NFP- What Can Investors Expect?

06/12/2013 12:35

  • For Better of For Worse
  • Dollar Has Underperformed This Week

As to be expected, there is much hype around this morning's non-farm payroll release reports Dean Popplewell, OANDA. For Better of For Worse The data, "better or for worse," will go along way in sha »


Long Awaited NFP Friday

06/12/2013 12:18

  • Dollar May Weaken On Low Reading
  • Euro Climbing Against The Dollar
  • Inflation Concerns

Non-farm payrolls report is out today and with less than two weeks before the Fed meeting, analysts expect this report to be crucial to determine whether the Central Bank will reduce asset purcha »


Video Analysis: Stock Markets Have Seen Profit Taking This Week

06/12/2013 10:25

Jason Sen reviews the profit taking from the stock markets this week. »


FXSnip: USD/CAD Loonie Trading Lower

06/12/2013 09:31

For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, the USD declined 0.26% against the CAD to close at 1.0650. The Canadian Dollar gained ground against the greenback after an official report revealed that building per »


Daily Forex Indicators: The Markets Will Go Mental From 1.30PM

06/12/2013 07:39

  • All Quiet On The European Front
  • Mental Markets From 1.30 PM Today
  • In Other News

It's going to be all about the US on Friday, with a number of economic releases scheduled that could highly influence the FOMCs decision on asset purchases at the meeting in two weeks.  All Quie »


Sterling Traders to Focus on Osborne Speech

05/12/2013 09:23

  • So, What’s The Catch?
  • Ride the Boom but Beware of the Bust 

As is oft quoted in the Game of Thrones, “winter is coming,” yet despite that, George Osborne, the U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, is set to offer up his Autumnal statement today »


Video Analysis: GOLD - Big Moves Yesterday

05/12/2013 08:05

Reversal pattern in Gold this week, signals a short term recovery to unwind oversold stochastic.... »


Thursday 5th Dec Two in Two

05/12/2013 07:33

Thursday 5th Dec, two currencies in two minutes woth Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Rising Risk Aversion

05/12/2013 07:11

  • NFP Will Provide Decisive Clues to Tapering
  • USD Supported By Treasury Yields

The US ADP November jobs report and October new home sales both beat expectations yesterday piling on the pressure on US Treasuries and adding further weight to support those looking for the Fed to ta »


Daily Forex Indicators: Future Fiscal Policy Should Become Clearer Today

05/12/2013 07:01

  • Bank Of England Announcement
  • All Eyes On Osbourne
  • ECB Rate Decision
  • US Data Releases

It's going to be another busy day in the financial markets on Thursday, with two central bank rate decisions, the UK Autumn statement and a number of US economic releases shaking things up reports Cra »


Video Analysis: Stock Markets Likely To Have Short Term Top

04/12/2013 08:34

This morning, Jason Sen reviews the stock market and the likelihood of a short term top.  »


The Bulls Christmas Carol Hits A Duff Note

04/12/2013 07:16

  • Traders Are On Edge
  • Concerns of Disinflation

Who knows if good economic news will ever be good for markets again, but at the moment the bulls seem to be resembling Ebenezer Scrooge as improving economic fundamentals are fuelling fears of an imma »


Wednesday 4th Dec Two In Two

04/12/2013 07:14

Wednesday 4th December's two most popular currncies in two minutes with Kyn Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: Markets Are Mixed Bag This Morning

04/12/2013 06:51

  • Markets Show Greater Degree Of Weariness
  • Disappointing Australian GDP Figure
  • PMI's In Focus

European markets are expected open in a somewhat mixed fashion this morning following on from the clear indecision and heightened risk aversion that has been creeping into the markets so far this week »


How To Quickly Understand Trading Results

03/12/2013 13:00

Back Tests and Forward Tests It’s not easy to sell a MT4 Forex Trading Robot these days. Previously, developers could simply display only the back test results, which allows much back-fitting a »


It All Rests on Draghi’s Shoulders

03/12/2013 10:00

  • The Power of Words
  • Down to Action


As we approach the Christmas rally market players are already revving their engines at the starting line and the only speed bump ahead is the events of this week. The week will be loaded with data fro »


Commodities: Gold Could Just Not Hang On

03/12/2013 09:58

Gold just could not hang on yesterday...and once we broke the uptrend line at 1233 and again the 1225 area then we came lower to 1219...Now there is scope for correction this morning and we may well s »


Daily Forex Indicators: Jumpy US Markets Leads To Extreme Behaviour

03/12/2013 06:33

  • US - The Land Of Extremes
  • Gold Sell Off
  • Overnight Selling Of The Aussie 

Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of a December taper from the Federal Reserve, as more strong US data suggests the country is recovering faster than expected despite th »


Markets Lacking Christmas Spirit

03/12/2013 06:28

  • Data & Bank Meetings Will Dictate Sentiment
  • Eurozone Manufacturing- Higher Than Expected

The Christmas spirit doesn’t quite seem to have made its way to the bullish camp yet as another soft start is expected for European equities writes Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. A host of r »


USD Firms, JPY Bears In The Ascendency, RBA Weighs On AUD

03/12/2013 06:23

  • Positive Figures Globally

Despite some encouraging economic news from manufacturing surveys globally equity markets and risk assets in general failed to benefit overnight, with stocks showing a little fatigue following recent »


Exclusive FX Highlights: Black Friday May Not Of Delivered

02/12/2013 11:18

This week is packed full of economic data releases and Kym Watson, decifers the important ones to watch.  1) MONDAY: US & UK Manufacturing PMI's 2) TUESDAY: UK &n »


Video Analysis: Gold Oversold Short Term

02/12/2013 10:46

Watch Jason Sen's analysis of gold which is currently oversold short term in the bear trend... »


Is Santa Set To Give The Bulls An Early Gift?

02/12/2013 09:20

  • Bumper Spending Spree?
  • Commodities

European equities are set to edge lower on the open as caution spreads amongst traders ahead of a busy week on the economic data front reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. Despite the marginal d »


Monday 2nd Two In Two

02/12/2013 07:43

Monday 2nd December, today's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


FXSnip: USD/JPY Has Posted A Double Top On 60 Min Chart

02/12/2013 07:22

Usd/Jpy...has posted a Double Top on the 60 min charts...Now as we know we are drastically overbought on the daily charts...but not the 60 min ones..All we have on these is thisDouble Top.....So we ne »


Currencies In Focus

02/12/2013 07:13

  • Four Days Of Shopping
  • Banks In Focus
  • Currency Focus

Although markets already appear to be in wind down mode ahead of the year end holidays there is plenty of data and events over coming days that could change the complexity of market activity reports M »


Daily Forex Indicators: Markets Will Be Brimming With Data

02/12/2013 07:02

  • Fed Under Pressure
  • Major Central Bank Meetings
  • Chinese PMI's Ahead Of Expectations 

It’s going to be a very busy week for the financial markets, with particular focus being paid to the large number of economic releases ahead of the FOMC meeting in a couple of weeks writes  »


Eurozone Inflation Increases

29/11/2013 13:10

  • Relief for the ECB
  • Credit Rating Changes
  • Thin US Markets Expected Later

Data today has confirmed that EUR inflation has moved higher to 1 per cent from a low point of 0.7 per cent last month writes Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct. Relief for the ECB The number is still w »


Commodities: Gold Traded Higher Against The USD

29/11/2013 10:15

Gold prices traded higher by 0.37% against the USD in the 24 hour period ending 23:00GMT, at 1244.72 per ounce, amid a slightly weaker dollar reports GCI Financial. Positive sentiment for the yello »


Friday 29th Two In Two

29/11/2013 07:30

This Black Friday, 29th November watch Kym Watson, give you the run down on the two most popular currencies in two minutes.  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


FXSnip: Cable Near Enough Reached Target of 1.6375

29/11/2013 07:25

Cable near enough reached target area of 1.6379 at 1.6375....So was close enough for longs to liquidate position and sit back and wait for the next move... Support from Daily Pivot and the short term »


Daily Forex Indicators: Trading Volumes Are Expected To Rise On Black Friday

29/11/2013 07:00

  • Black Friday Sales
  • Economic Releases In Europe
  • UK In Spotlight

European indices are expected to open slightly lower on Friday, ahead of what is likely to be a relatively quiet end to the week  writes Craig Erlam,  Alpari UK Trading volumes ar »


Video Exclusive: How Can A Trader Be Successful In The Long Run?

28/11/2013 14:00 went along to the bright London offices of OANDA and met with the newly appointed Vatsa Narasimha,Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. We ask him what a new trader nee »


Thursday 28th Nov Two In Two

28/11/2013 07:23

Thursday 28th November, the two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


Market Snapshot 28th Nov

28/11/2013 07:16

European stocks look to open mixed today with the DAX edging higher after positive German consumer confidence data giving the markets some momentum, whereas the CAC and FTSE look to edge lower reports »


Spotlight on USD, EUR & GBP

27/11/2013 12:10

  • Potential Market Movers
  • Focus On Portugal

Yesterday, US consumer confidence fell unexpectedly to the lowest level since April, underlining concerns over the US economic outlook reports Lee Chappell, Currencies Direct. In the report the Conf »


Video Analysis:Mid Week Look At The Majors

27/11/2013 09:26

Video Analysis: Watch our mid week analysis on the majors with Jason Sen »


Wednesday 27th Nov Two In Two

27/11/2013 07:56

Wednesday 27th November, the two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


FXSnip: AUD/USD Aussie Upped And Died Yesterday

27/11/2013 07:11

Aussie upped and died yesterday...failing to get to the sell area of 9225 and falling through lower to our 76.4 Med term support at 9095 posting lows of 9088. Small bound back towards small trendli »


Daily Forex Indicators: Flurry Of Data Breathes Life Into Markets

27/11/2013 06:58

  • Focus On The EuroZone
  • German Consumer Spending
  • Durable Goods Expected To Fall

It’s going to be a much busier day in the financial markets on Wednesday, with a flurry of data due out of the UK, eurozone and US that should breathe some fresh life into the financial markets& »


Bank Lending Fall

26/11/2013 12:50

  • Dip In Loans
  • USD Rallied Most Of The Majors

The amount of people taking out loans with UK banks has dropped marginally, according to the British Bankers Association (BBA) reports Phil Ryan, Currencies Direct. Dip In Loans A total of 42,808 lo »


Video Analysis: USD/JPY May Bring Buying Opportunity

26/11/2013 10:11

Video Analysis: USD/JPY may break immediate support at 101.35/30 to target good support at 100.75 for a buying opportunity. »


Tuesday 26th Nov Two In Two

26/11/2013 07:48

Today's two most popular currencies in two minutes, analysed by Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


FXSnip: GBP/USD Cable Under Pressure...

26/11/2013 07:24

Cable backed away from crucial resistance and now looking under pressure...We can see our daily stochastics turning bearish from quite overbought levels and this should help us this week to trade lowe »


Market Snapshot Nov 26th

26/11/2013 07:19

  • Dow Jones
  • WTI Crude
  • Gold

European markets look to edge slightly higher on Tuesday with economic data pointing towards a continued slow but steady recovery in Europe reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. The outlook for »


Daily Forex Indicators: BoE Inflation Report & Some Stateside Data

26/11/2013 07:06

  • BoE Inflation Report Hearing
  • S&P & Dow Likely To Grind Higher
  • US Data Later On 

European indices are expected to open relatively flat on Tuesday, with FTSE and CAC futures a couple of points lower, while DAX futures are slightly higher writes Craig Erlam,  Alpari U »


Revealed; The Rationale Behind ECB's Surprise Interest Rate Cut

25/11/2013 14:10

Data this week will finally reveal the rationale behind the ECB's surprise interest rate cut two weeks ago writes Alistair Cotton, Currencies Direct. The combination of too little inflation and t »


Exclusive Video: FX Highlights 25th Nov

25/11/2013 11:34

Watch what to keep an eye on this week with Kym Watson, Another quiet week ahead......  1) MONDAY - No significant events  2) TUESDAY - UK Inflation Reports  3) »


Video Analysis: AUD/USD Oversold But Stay With The Bear Trend...

25/11/2013 10:40

Video Analysis: Aussie Dollar oversold short term but should ignore this & stay with the bear trend... »

Commodities: Gold Breaking Trendline

25/11/2013 08:02

Gold is just breaking trendline support as I write this. Now we need to see if this is stops coming out...or a serious break of the trendline...If we are only breaking for stops then we should quickl »


Monday 25th Nov Two In Two

25/11/2013 07:53

Monday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: Investors Prepare for a Big Week ( Next Week)

25/11/2013 07:39

  • Jobs Report Next Week
  • Attention On The US
  • US Pending Home Sales

It’s going to be a quiet start to a quiet week on Monday, as traders prepare themselves for a flurry of data next week which could determine whether or not the Fed tapers in December writes »


Dow Jones Sets A New Record

22/11/2013 11:18

  • Drop in Jobless Claims 
  • EUR Rebound 

The Dow Jones Index ended yesterday above 16,000 points for first time ever as stocks rebounded after economic data out of the US pointed to an improved labour market and low inflationary pressures re »


FXSnip: GBP/USD Pound Rises After CBI Reports Good UK Output

22/11/2013 10:29

For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, GBP rose 0.51% against the USD and closed at 1.6180, after the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) reported better-than-expected UK’s industrial output for Nov »


Video Analysis: WTI Crude Oil Bottomed Out As Expected

22/11/2013 10:02

Watch Jason Sen's analysis of Nymex WTI Crude which has bottomed out this week as expected. »


Friday 22nd Nov Two in Two

22/11/2013 07:40

Friday's two most traded currencies in two minutes is bought to you by Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


Market Snapshot

22/11/2013 07:24

  • Dow Jones Snapshot
  • EUR/USD Snapshot
  • WTI Crude Snapshot
  • Gold Spot Snapshot

European equities will open moderately higher this morning as they rebound from yesterdays losses reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. A certain amount of confusion surrounds the markets at the »


Video Analysis: Cable Drops Below 2.5yr Trend Line

21/11/2013 10:26

GBP/USD analysed by Jason Sen, as cable drops below the 2 & a half year trend line as expected & should start to trend lower. »


Market Snapshot

21/11/2013 07:40

  • Dow Jones Snapshot
  • EUR/USD Snapshot
  • Gold Snapshot

European equities look set to open fairly down on the open today as more clarity was given to investors after minutes were released from both the Fed and the BoE. Fed officials stated that they were c »


Thursday 21st Nov Two In Two

21/11/2013 07:34

Thursday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


FXSnip: EUR/USD Looking Basey, Take Profits Quickly

21/11/2013 07:30

Euros held our resistance and came sharply lower...Once we broke below the base of the upward channel at 1.3480 sellers grasped the reins and down we came we have seen overnight lows of 1.3413 and we »


Daily Forex Indicators: It May Be Time To Start The QE Rehab

21/11/2013 07:12

  • Time To Go To Rehab
  • Shutdown Had Little Impact 
  • BoJ Voted To Remain Unchanged

European indices are seen opening around half a percentage point lower this morning, after minutes from the October FOMC meeting suggest tapering will come at one of the next few meetings reports Crai »


FTSE - Quite Directionless But Held at 6665

20/11/2013 09:56

FTSE Dec13 quite directionless but held support at 6665/6660 perfectly for the second day. The outlook is mixed so same levels apply today. Support at 6680 then 6665/60 but longs need stops below 6 »


Wednesday 20th Nov Two In Two

20/11/2013 07:51

Wednesday's two most popular currencies analysed in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2)GBP/USD »


FXSnip: USD/JPY Looking Set To Test Recent Highs

20/11/2013 07:15

USD/JPY.....hit the med term 23.6 % Fib level of 9953, reaching 9957...we have spring boarded higher..and look set to test the recent highs.. Now we still have the Double Top....and med term stocha »


Daily Forex Indicators: Fasten Your Seat Belts

20/11/2013 07:06

  • Anyone Faviouring Change?
  • Eventful US Session Expected
  • US October Home Sales

After a quiet start to the week, things should really pick up today, with the Bank of England minutes being released this morning, followed by a number of US economic releases and the FOMC minutes thi »


Elongated Flats

19/11/2013 19:43

- early signs of triangular consolidation - Under the corrective waves, flats are one of the most common types of correction. There are many types of flats (common, irregular, with the c wave failure »


Nymex WTI Are Looking For A Buying Opportunity

19/11/2013 09:33

Nymex WTI are looking for a buying opportunity at 9200/9175 this week speculates Jason Sen. »


Tuesday 19th Nov Two In Two

19/11/2013 07:27

Tuesday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


A New Horizon in the Land Of Aussie?

19/11/2013 07:26

  • Indicators Point to Economic Improvement
  • Aussie Dollar on the Verge of a Breakout?

According to the most recent release of the policy meeting minutes, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) believes that its current monetary policy, which includes historically low interest rates, is wo »


Market Snapshot

19/11/2013 07:15

European equities look set for a modest pull back on the open as trader’s book some profits after yesterday’s gains reports Jonthan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. The rally partly induced after »


Daily Forex Indicators: A Downbeat End To US Session

19/11/2013 06:59

  • Uncertainty Making Investors Nervous
  • Is The Rally Sustainable?
  • Verbal Attempts To Devalue AUD?

A downbeat end to the US session, followed by a similar performance in Asia over night is feeding through into European futures this morning, with indices currently seen opening around a fifth of a pe »


Currency Fixing Investigation Comments

18/11/2013 14:26

Mark Hunt, financial services partner at BDO LLP comments on the recent currency fixing investigation:  “Foreign exchange is the new Libor. With forex and banks’ trading activities »


Exclusive FX Highlights: Week 18th November

18/11/2013 13:28

This weeks FX Highlights bought  to you by Kym Watson, Its a quiet week ahead... 1) MONDAY -no significant events 2) TUESDAY- Euro German ZEW Sentiment 3) WEDNESDAY- &nbs »


Dollar Slips On Yellen Comments

18/11/2013 12:51

  • Fed Member Comments Are Crucial
  • ECB To Monitor Rate Cut Impact
  • A Quiet Week For Data

The US dollar Index has come under further pressure and the currency has weakened after comments from Janet Yellen on Friday where she reiterated the need for further stimulus writes Amir Khan, Curren »


Setting Stop Losses in Break-out Trades

18/11/2013 11:12

Break-out trades are one of the most interesting (and potentially profitable) market phenomena in today’s trading environment.  In these situations, we can see some amazing strings of incre »


Video Analysis: AUD/USD Overbought Short Term With Upside Potential

18/11/2013 10:16

Video Analysis: AUD/USD provided by Jason Sen. »


Gyrating Expectations For Fed Tapering

18/11/2013 08:00

  • Dovish Policy Expectations Globally
  • Cable Maintains A Degree Of Composure

Gyrating expectations for Fed tapering have left FX markets in somewhat of a limbo. Just as markets had shifted expectations for Fed tapering to next month or January 2014 Fed Chairman nominee Yellen »


Monday 18th Nov Two In Two

18/11/2013 07:35

Monday's two most traded currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) EUR/USD  2) GBP/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: Lack of Optimism Over US Shutdown

18/11/2013 07:16

  • Lack of Optimisim In US
  • October Figures Released 
  • Chinese Shares Performed Well Overnight

There’s going to be a lot of attention on the US this week, as we finally find out what impact, if any, the October government shutdown had on the US economy reports Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, »


Video Analysis: USD/JPY Could Challenge September Highs

15/11/2013 10:01

View the latest video analysis on USD/JPY with Jason Sen. Jason Sen traded on the floor of LIFFE from 1987 and in 2001 successfully made the transition to day trading on computer screens »


Market Summary:BoE In Strong Spirits

15/11/2013 09:53

  • Dow Jones
  • WTI Crude
  • GOLD

European markets will open fairly flat today while the FTSE looks set to open higher after making a nice move to the upside overnight reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. After a week with lit »


Daily Forex Indicators: Yellen Causing A Rally

15/11/2013 07:13

  • Yellens Opening Statement
  • All Set For A Quite Afternoon

European indices are expected to open higher on Friday, following another positive session in both the US and Asia over night writes Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, Alpari UK The overnight rally in the »


Yellen Supportive Of Fed Accomodative Policy

14/11/2013 13:18

  • Yellen Expected To Be Supportive
  • How Long With Fed Remain Accomodative?
  • Economic Data Releases

European indices are trading higher on Thursday, following the early release of Janet Yellen’s dovish text, which will be read out in front of the Senate Banking Committee reports Craig Erlam, A »


Carney Upbeat On Recovery

14/11/2013 10:57

  • Recovery Glass Is Half Full
  • Germany's Economy Has Slowed
  • Yellen Testifies Before The Senate

Yesterday we saw an upbeat quarterly inflation report from the Bank of England which has sent the pound higher reports Phil McHugh, Currencies Direct. Recovery Glass Is Half Full According to Carney »


Yen Traders Shaken by GDP Figures

14/11/2013 08:47

  • Jury Still Out as Abe’s 1-year Anniversary Approaches
  • BoJ Policy Meeting Eyed

Yesterday, the Japanese Cabinet Office released a report which showed that 3rd quarter annualized GDP beat analysts’ expectations, but don’t pop the champagne just yet because it was still »


Market Update: Investors Feeling Comfortable After Reassurances

14/11/2013 07:06

  • Dow Jones Snapshot
  • EUR/USD Snapshot
  • WTI Crude Snapshot
  • Gold Spot Snapshot

European equities look set to open high this morning as the BofE and the Fed both comfort investors in the knowledge that any change in monetary policy or quantative easing respectfully will not take »


FXSnip: AUD/USD Aussie Held And Broke 9325 Barrier

14/11/2013 07:02

Aussie held the trendline again yesterday and broke the 9325 barrier which has led to further gains to 9387...Now we have edged back from these higher levels...but you can see that the daily stochasti »


UK Inflation Data Sends GBP Sliding

13/11/2013 12:44

  • Inflation Slid to 2.2% In October
  • Aussie Down To 2 Month Low

Sterling skidded to a two-month low against the dollar after a report showed UK inflation slowed in October, raising doubts the Bank of England (BoE) will raise interest rates reports Currencies Direc »


Wed 13th Nov Two In Two

13/11/2013 07:55

Wednesday's two most popular pairs in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Daily Forex Indicators: Focus Back On The UK Today

13/11/2013 07:43

  • Uncertainty Remains In US
  • UK Unemployment & Inflation Figures
  • Lack Of Buy In For Forward Guidance

In the US, the S&P and Dow are continuing to flirt with record highs on a daily basis but appear to have lost a little bit of their spark since Friday’s jobs report. The initial response to the »


FX Market Daily

13/11/2013 06:09

In the last couple of weeks, the Japanese Yen has weakened against the US dollar with the rate close to 100 against the greenback. The Japanese government is very keen to weaken the Yen and after a pe »


Inflation Special: UK Inflation Plummets In October

12/11/2013 13:53

The UK Inflation levels have plummeted in October which ultimately is a good thing for the economy, although a bumpy ride for investors. Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, Alpari UK explains... ...Inflatio »


FX Market Daily

12/11/2013 08:43

The Euro has shown strength against Sterling over the last 24 hours. This morning important economic data in the form of UK Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index will be closely watched in the »


Video: Silver- Positive Outlook for Rest of November

12/11/2013 08:31

Silver hits the 21.05/00 target & bottoms exactly here. Today's outlook now positive with Jason Sen.  Jason Sen traded on the floor of LIFFE from 1987 and in 2001 successfully made the tr »


Tues 12th Nov Two In Two

12/11/2013 07:39

Tuesday's two most populare currencies in two minutes  with Kym Watson, Low Volumes yesterday with public holidays... 1) USD/EUR 2) GBP/USD »


Risk Appetite Remains Supported, US & Asian Equities Up

12/11/2013 07:33

  • Markets Look For Hints Of Forward Guidance
  • JPY Succmbed To USD Pressure
  • AUD Unable To Hold Onto Gains


Risk appetite remains relatively well supported, with US and Asian equities edging higher and the VIX ‘fear gauge’ moving lower reports Mitul Kotecha, Econometer. There is a lack of first »


Daily Forex Indicators: Looking For A Bit More Excitement Today

12/11/2013 07:15

  • CPI Figures Released
  • Three Events That Question Forward Guidance 
  • Positive Data Could Be Viewed Pessimism
  • Australian Picture Not So Pretty

Today looks likely to be another day of thin trading within the markets following the a somewhat uninspiring day yesterday writes Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, Alpari UK. . Th »


Market Summary -Cautious Optimism From Traders

12/11/2013 04:00

  Modest gains are expected at the start of the European session as the bulls look to gain some momentum after a flat day in trading activity. Britain’s recovery, although not out of the »


Mighty Dollar: Data Defends A December

11/11/2013 13:06

  • The Market Silence Is Deafening
  • China's Inflation Now At An 8 Month High
  • Yellen's "Word Of The Word"

US dollar bulls had all the fun last week. The 17-member single currency came under a three-prong attack - two from the world's primary reserve currency and the other one was a calculated self-inflict »


Video: Silver Has Found Direction And Resumed 2.5 Yr Bear Trend

11/11/2013 11:03

Video: Jason Sen reviews the trends in Silver, which has finally found direction towards a bearish trend.  Jason Sen traded on the floor of LIFFE from 1987 and in 2001 successfully made the&nbs »


Exclusive Video: FX Highlights11th November

11/11/2013 09:32

This week's FX highlights by Kym Watson, 1) MONDAY - No significant events 2) TUESDAY - UK Services CPI 3) WEDNESDAY - UK BoE To Speak 4) THURSDAY-  Europe Flash GDP »


FXSnip: Yen Pares Its Losses In Asian Session

11/11/2013 09:25

On Friday, the USD strengthened 0.88% against the JPY and closed at 99.04, buoyed by a strong growth in the domestic non-farm payrolls data reports GCI Financial. In the Asian session, at GMT0400, »


Monday's Two In Two - 11th Nov

11/11/2013 07:33

Monday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson,  1) EUR/USD 2) GBP/USD »


Market Volatility Following ECB Decision

11/11/2013 07:12

European equities are set to open fairly flat as traders dust themselves off after what most would say was a surprising and unexpected announcement from Mario Draghi last Thursday to reduce interest r »


Daily Forex Indicators: A Calmer Week Than Last

11/11/2013 07:05

  • Chaotic Last Week
  • Strong Dollar Rally Against The Yen

European indices are expected to open slightly higher on Monday, in what is expected to be a very quiet day in the markets, especially when compared with last week writes Craig Erlam, Market »


Reaction to NFP Figure

08/11/2013 14:23

Stocks extended losses after the US jobs report smashes expectations, in at a strong 204k jobs added by the US economy in October, despite the government shutdown. That’s better than the 120k »


A Look at Common Trading Strategies: Moving Averages

08/11/2013 14:00

Once we have an understanding of the personal criteria (position sizes, time intervals, etc) that will need to be examined before you can settle on your preferred trading methods, we can start to look »


Draghi Shoots but Fails to Kill

08/11/2013 11:42

  • Draghi’s Move Backfires
  • Charting the Boom and Bust

This week’s ECB announcement will undoubtedly be remembered as one for the books, and will probably be labeled under surprise decisions. Although many had expected some sort of a hint towar »


Outlining Your Trading Style and Strategy

08/11/2013 11:00

When traders are beginning in the forex markets, one of the first questions that is commonly asked is how to construct and choose a trading strategy that creates successful gains over the long te »


FX Market Daily

08/11/2013 08:35

The surprise rate cut by the ECB yesterday pushed the Euro sharply lower yesterday showing that th President, Mario Draghi means business. The Euro at one point fell below 1.33 against the USD dollar. »


Friday's Two In Two

08/11/2013 07:32

Friday's two most popular currencies in two minutes with Kym Watson, 1) GBP/USD 2) EUR/USD »


Bulls Looking Wounded; Could NFP Finish Them Off?

08/11/2013 07:22

  • Yesterday's News Was Bearish
  • Dollar Strengthened Against The Euro

European equities are set to sink on the open as the uncertainty over global monetary policy clears and traders give a dim verdict reports Jonathan Sudaria, Capital Spreads. After Mario Draghi surpris »


FXSnip: USD/JPY Just When You Thought The JPY Couldnt Get Any Messier

08/11/2013 07:16

Just when you thought the $jpy couldn't get any messier....yesterday happens...upto 9941 down to trading above the first short term Fib at 9804.....ahh confusion with this market.... We »


Today's NFP Will Be Hard To Guess

08/11/2013 07:02

  • How Do You Calculate The Effects Of The Shut Down?
  • Today's NFP Will Be a Lottery
  • We Await The Fed Member Views On The Figures

Today’s US jobs report will wrap up an extremely busy end to the week reports Craig Erlam, Market Analyst, Alpari UK. Yesterday was one of the busiest days in a long time, with the Ban »


Daily Forex Indicators: Positive Trade Balance Data From China

08/11/2013 06:56

  • Improvement In Chinese Trade Balance Surplus
  • Banks Concern Over Strong Aussie
  • French Credit Rating Cut

European indices are expected to open lower this morning, despite some positive data from China and a dovish monetary policy statement from the Reserve Bank of Australia writes Craig Er »


Draghi Means Business With Today's Rate Cut

07/11/2013 13:53

Today’s interest rate cut by the European Central Bank caught many by surprise with the Euro slumping by over 150 points against the US dollar. Just over a week ago, the Euro was trading at over »

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