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What’s the best way to trade headlines?

A headline driven market is a tough to trade market, so what's the best way to trade it? Given that we have an immense amount of political, and global events going on, we're in the midst of very headline driven markets and that can be tough for some traders to handle....

Action or inaction? It all amounts to the same thing

Why central banks can't stop the EM rot TRY is getting trounced because of the situation with the US, and further due to a lack of action from the Turkish central bank. ARS has been getting trounced for longer and today its central bank raised rates to 45%, to be held...

The Warriors guide to trading

Miyamoto Musashi's 'The Book of Five Rings' on strategy of Japanese swordplay is one of the best books on trading I've ever read While on my break, I did a lot of reading and when searching for some books I came across this one, 'The Book of Five Rings' by Miyamoto...

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A relative quiet open despite nervous politics.

A relative quiet open despite nervous politics.

Sunday 21.10.2018 FX opening rates. Welcome dear fellow traders and readers, I hope you had a peaceful and pleasant weekend. The weekend was marked by Trump announcing pulling out of the US-Russian nuke pact. Further headlines: -Britain could accept extending the...

Time to count the points.

Time to count the points.

Friday 19.10.2018 FX closing rates. It's been a week where data finally put up some fight against politics. At least for a few currencies. CAD was one of them, CPI finally cost the loonie a place on the sunny beach. A bit against out assumption, where most of us are...

Canada CPI September 2018 2.2% vs 2.7% exp y/y

Canada CPI September 2018 2.2% vs 2.7% exp y/y

September 2018 Canadian CPI inflation and retail sales data 19 October 2018 Prior 2.8% -0.4% vs 0.1% exp m/m. Prior -0.1% BOC core 1.5% vs 1.7% prior y/y Core common 1.9% vs 2.0% exp y/y. Prior 2.0% Core Median 2.0% vs 2.1% prior y/y Trim 2.1% vs 2.2% prior y/y Retail...

Forex update – Waiting for some questions to be answered?

Forex update – Waiting for some questions to be answered?

A quick look at markets 19 October 2018 EURUSD - After hitting support at 1.1430 we've seen a modest bounce but it's looking very dead cat-ish. The main damage has been done through 1.1500. 1.1470 is the resistance level as I type (actually just being tested), and...

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Canada CPI September 2018 2.2% vs 2.7% exp y/y

Canada CPI September 2018 2.2% vs 2.7% exp y/y

September 2018 Canadian CPI inflation and retail sales data 19 October 2018 Prior 2.8% -0.4% vs 0.1% exp m/m. Prior -0.1% BOC core 1.5% vs 1.7% prior y/y Core common 1.9% vs 2.0% exp y/y. Prior 2.0% Core Median 2.0% vs 2.1% prior y/y Trim 2.1% vs 2.2% prior y/y Retail...

UK PSNB September 2018 3.3bn vs 4.6bn exp

UK PSNB September 2018 3.3bn vs 4.6bn exp

September 2018 UK Public sector finance data 19 October 2018 Prior 5.9bn. Revised to 4.8bn Ex-banks 4.1bn vs 4.5bn exp. Prior 6.8bn. Revised to 5.6bn PSNCR 15.8bn vs 3.1bn prior Central gov NCR 14.7bn vs 5.2bn prior Lower borrowing but much higher NCR. Ex-banks...

China Q3 2018 GDP yoy 6.5 % vs 6.6% expected

China Q3 2018 GDP yoy 6.5 % vs 6.6% expected

Chinese September 2018 data overview on 19.10.2018. Q3 GDP yoy prior 6.7% Q3 GDP qoq 1.6% vs 1.6% exp, prior 1.8% Sept Fixed asset investment yoy 5.4% vs 5.3% exp, prior 5.3% Sept Retail sales yoy 9.2% vs 9.0% exp, prior 9.0% Sept Industrial production yoy 5.8% vs...

US Philly Fed business outlook index October 2018 22.2 vs 20.0 exp

US Philly Fed business outlook index October 2018 22.2 vs 20.0 exp

October 2018 US Philly Fed business outlook index report 18 October 2018 Prior 22.9 Prices paid 38.2 vs 39.6 prior Employment 19.5 vs 17.6 prior New orders 19.3 vs 21.4 prior 6m expectations 33.8 vs 36.3 prior Capex 25.2 vs 27.7 prior Better on the headline numbers...

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CFTC Forex futures report – JPY shorts suffer again

CFTC Forex futures report – JPY shorts suffer again

The Commitment of Traders net speculative positions report from the CFTC as of Tuesday 25 September 2018 JPY -115k vs -114k prior EUR -16k vs -7k prior GBP -60k vs -59k prior AUD -73k vs -72k prior NZD -34k vs -31k prior CAD -17k vs -19k prior CHF -13k vs -13k prior...

CFTC forex futures report: GBP shorts get a Brexit reprieve

CFTC forex futures report: GBP shorts get a Brexit reprieve

The Commitment of Traders net speculative positions report from the CFTC as of Tuesday 18 September 2018 JPY -64k vs -54k prior EUR +2k vs +11k prior GBP -79k vs -61k prior AUD -68k vs -44k prior NZD -32k vs -23k prior CAD -30k vs -27k prior CHF -18k vs -35k prior BTC...

CFTC forex futures report: EUR longs grow while GBP shorts get trimmed

CFTC forex futures report: EUR longs grow while GBP shorts get trimmed

The Commitment of Traders net speculative positions report from the CFTC as of Tuesday 11 September 2018 JPY -54k vs -52k prior EUR +11k vs +8k prior GBP -61k vs -70k prior AUD -44k vs -44k prior NZD -23k vs -25k prior CAD -27k vs -26k prior CHF -35k vs -40k prior BTC...

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Go with the Flow – Monday 22 October 2018

Go with the Flow – Monday 22 October 2018

Here are today’s Trading views and Ideas for the day ahead.   Let us know what you are looking at – Charts – Trade chatter – Trade positions.     The Flow traders are available throughout the day to help out with your questions – Share trade set-ups and keep you...

Go with the Flow – Friday 19 October 2018

Go with the Flow – Friday 19 October 2018

Here are today’s Trading views and Ideas for the day ahead. Let us know what you are looking at – Charts – Trade chatter – Trade positions.   The Flow traders are available throughout the day to help out with your questions – Share trade set-ups and keep you updated...

Go with the Flow – Thursday 18 October 2018

Go with the Flow – Thursday 18 October 2018

Here are today’s Trading views and Ideas for the day ahead.   Let us know what you are looking at – Charts – Trade chatter – Trade positions.   The Flow traders are available throughout the day to help out with your questions – Share trade set-ups and keep you updated...

Time for a BOC short build in USDCAD?

Time for a BOC short build in USDCAD?

I'm entering a trade with a view of running it into the BOC I've been eyeing a short USDCAD strategy into the BOC for the best part of October so far. What's held me back is that I didn't want to have a big gap between entering and the BOC but that risked missing...

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How well do you sleep at night when holding trades?

How well do you sleep at night when holding trades?

Does holding trades cause you stress? In today's chat with the folks at Core TV I spoke about what's happening in USDMXN and USDCAD but one subject that came up was about coping with trades when you're waiting for something to happen. We often talk about the emotional...

What’s next for EURUSD?

What’s next for EURUSD?

A look at what's pushing and pulling the euro right now Today I spoke to Nick Batsford at Core TV about EURUSD and the current themes that are moving it. https://youtu.be/6GuePHTrbas

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