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NZD/CAD longs were the best trade last week

NZD/CAD longs were the best trade last week

1:29pm today (Adam Button)

Once again last week the New Zealand dollar was the top performer as it presses against the 2011 high. The Canadian dollar was also solid performer until Friday’s jobs report cuts its legs out. Technically the pair cruised through the … Continue reading → »

Flashbacks of 2010-2012 Haunt the Euro but Systemic Issue Unlikely

Flashbacks of 2010-2012 Haunt the Euro but Systemic Issue Unlikely

1:25pm today (Christopher Vecchio, Currency Analyst)

Traders are refusing to offer the Euro lower on expectations of a revival of the Euro-Zone debt crisis. Forward guidance is working – it also means that market participants are complacent and only something truly shocking will release the market from its low volume, zombie-like state. »

Is Abenomics starting to come apart at the seams?

Is Abenomics starting to come apart at the seams?

1:00pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

We recently highlighted the BOJ consumer surveys which point to an increasingly negative looking Japanese population. First we had worries over income, employment and current economic conditions, and then Adam highlighted the lower expectations that people have over  prices. In a further blow... »

Federal Reserve Evans: Not a ‘catastrophe’ if U.S. inflation rises over 2%

Federal Reserve Evans: Not a ‘catastrophe’ if U.S. inflation rises over 2%

10:48am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

Ryan had the headlines from Chicago Fed President Charles Evans on Friday: Fed’s Evans says it’s not a catastrophe to overshoot 2% inflation target, there’s a bit more detail in this update from Reuters; in summary: The Fed could well … Continue reading → »

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not jump aboard the Bundesbank funbus?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not jump aboard the Bundesbank funbus?

10:30am today (Ryan Littlestone)

In deepest darkest Germany, where the cold black walled fortress of the Bundesbank sits, there’s going to be a little party. This weekend the Bundesbank is opening up to the German public for a fun filled two day festival. There … Continue reading → »

Week-end trading ideas 12-13 July

Week-end trading ideas 12-13 July

9:55am today (Mike Paterson)

Ok folks, you know the drill by now Here’s your chance to take stock of the week just gone and share your ideas and positions with your fellow ForexLive community over the weekend. What have you got on? What are … Continue reading → »

UK’s Cameron prepares for a major government re-shuffle

UK’s Cameron prepares for a major government re-shuffle

9:48am today (Mike Paterson)

UK PM David Cameron is preparing to carry out a far wider reshuffle of his government than had previously been thoughtand we can expect substantial changes when the prime minister reshapes the team that he will lead into next year’s … Continue reading → »

Weekly Trading Forecast: Will Heavy Event Risk Keep Volatility Levels Rising?

Weekly Trading Forecast: Will Heavy Event Risk Keep Volatility Levels Rising?

4:18am today (David Rodriguez, Quantitative StrategistJohn Kicklighter, Chief Currency StrategistIlya Spivak, Currency StrategistMichael Boutros, Currency StrategistDavid Song, Currency Analyst)

Volatility measures started to pull up multi-year and record lows this past week as headlines started to generate traction amongst traders. Will the dense calendar ahead finally encourage activity levels to hit escape velocity and trigger a round of trade opportunities along the way? »

British Pound May Fall as Soft Inflation Data Undermines BOE Bets

British Pound May Fall as Soft Inflation Data Undermines BOE Bets

3:54am today (Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist)

The British Pound may turn lower against its key counterparts in the week ahead as a disappointing June inflation reading tarnishes BOE interest rate hike expectations. »

Weighing the Trading Options for Next Week

Weighing the Trading Options for Next Week

3:32am today (John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist)

A pick up in volatility has gotten my hopes up, but I won't place new trades until there is definitive evidence that setups are playing out... »

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