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Here’s 5 easy ways to improve your trading

Do you want to raise your trading A-game? Trading is tough. Every trade a retail trader takes is a leap of faith. It’s a leap of faith as to whether a technical level holds or whether the price goes in our favour. It’s a leap of faith whether you’ve been trading 3...

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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The simple market explainer

The simple market explainer

Are you struggling to understand the market moves and the explanations for them? If you are, ForexFlow will give you all the explanation you need Not every trader is an economics or finance expert (not many "experts" in this game are actually experts at all but that's...

RIP WallStreetBets:

RIP WallStreetBets:

Is it all over before it really started? FWIW I think this whole saga has been brilliant but they're now becoming victims of their own success. WSB has become pedestalled by a clueless press and infiltrated and bastardised beyond recognition by the very people they...

Some thoughts after Fed’s Powell and incoming President Biden

Some thoughts after Fed’s Powell and incoming President Biden

A slightly longer review of Powell and Biden to last night Sometimes sleeping on something can bring a bit of clarity the next day, and doing just that has helped with analysing the Powell and Biden stuff. Powell Nothing unexpected from him in the end. Fed will do...

Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

Happy New Year traders As we enter the first trading days of the New Year, we need to see if price moves continue from the 2020 close, or if new moves unfold. Here's a look at a few key pairs and what might happen. https://youtu.be/TAM6HoAX1sY

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$CNH living on hopium? Big week for the Yuan this.

$CNH living on hopium? Big week for the Yuan this.

An outlook on the CNH drivers. #US- #China Phase One to be signed. Reinstatement of semi annual talks with China (outside trade talks), which Trump abolished earlier during his tenure. Expectations for China trade balance to rebound in Dec (out tomorrow). Expectations...

A mildly positive risk market on the open?

A mildly positive risk market on the open?

The weekend press headlines. Good Sunday evening, Monday morning fellow FX traders. -Give an take a bit of political banter, it seems the weekend got a little better as it progressed from China's political banter at the WTO yesterday into tighter IP protection rules...

A huge USD week. This time it’s different, isn’t it?

A huge USD week. This time it’s different, isn’t it?

Preview on what's to come for the mighty dollar. It's some block of data and decisions we're getting second half of this week. We start with GDP, core PCE followed by the FOMC rate decision and presser today. Tomorrow we're having another round of PCE, personal income...

The lean green salad NFP’s

The lean green salad NFP’s

US labour report preview 02.08.2019 What is supposed to be the main course of day could turn out to be nothing more than a small starter in the light of everything that's going around on trade and geopolitics in this world. But traders we are so we will be looking for...

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Rotation, ROTATION!

Rotation, ROTATION!

Gold and BTC divergence. It's a hot topic these days. Since the major institutionals found their way to BTC, gold has definitely lost some of its shine. Positioning, less safe haven needs, the next US stimulus round having to wait a bit to see th elight of day ,...

CFTC Forex Futures – EUR and JPY shorts build while GBP shorts get cut

CFTC Forex Futures – EUR and JPY shorts build while GBP shorts get cut

The Commitment of Traders net speculative positions report from the CFTC as of Tuesday 27 November 2018 JPY -104k vs -100k prior EUR -55k vs -47k prior GBP -39k vs -43k prior AUD -54k vs -59k prior NZD -21k vs -19k prior CAD -9k vs -6k prior CHF -21k vs -20k prior BTC...

CFTC Forex Futures report – EUR shorts add 10k – BTC shorts hit paydirt

CFTC Forex Futures report – EUR shorts add 10k – BTC shorts hit paydirt

The Commitment of Traders net speculative positions report from the CFTC as of Tuesday 20 November 2018 JPY -100k vs -102k prior EUR -47k vs -37k prior GBP -43k vs -47k prior AUD -59k vs -60k prior NZD -19k vs -21k prior CAD -6k vs -3k prior CHF -20k vs -19k prior BTC...

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Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

Trading in the zone(s)

Following up on recent videos on USDJPY and GBPUSD, we've hit some of the zones previously identified. What's coming next? https://youtu.be/Tg5OpOH30ZY

Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

The hurdles remain significant for USDJPY

USDJPY finally broke the short-term trend but there's a long road ahead yet before it challenges the longer-term trend In this video we show what levels stand in the way, and what may happen if they fail. https://youtu.be/xYxW0jYWtCU

Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

GBP continues to thwart the bulls

GBP longs are still waiting for the next leg up but it's not coming easily GBPUSD has defined a new high resistance level, while EURGBP has developed another short-term range. https://youtu.be/52fBpOAmaLo

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Trading idea for a large AUDUSD expiry looks out of reach for now

Trading idea for a large AUDUSD expiry looks out of reach for now

We at ForexFlow were on watch for a possible trade on a large option expiry A 2.12bn expiry at 0.6700 in AUDUSD caught our trading interest today, mainly because of its unusual make up. It's only been put on since late Jan and has the signs that it's possibly just one...

Trading idea for a large AUDUSD expiry looks out of reach for now

It’s a Friday frenzy in the Forex options expiries

Forex options expiring at the 10am (15.00 GMT) New York cut 20 December 2019 There's some very big expiries going off today, and plenty of them, so I've decided to list them in a full blog post rather than just the Live blog. USDNCH definitely has the most with over...

Livetrading update – Setting up a trade for big option plays in EURUSD

Livetrading update – Setting up a trade for big option plays in EURUSD

There's some big options strategies playing out in EURUSD between now and the end of the year These option plays are mainly in a very tight range and are bracketed by binary and barrier options, which has also created a ton of long gamma that needs to be managed by...

Trading idea for a large AUDUSD expiry looks out of reach for now

Forex options expiries 22 August 2019

Forex options expiring at the 10am (14.00 GMT) New York cut 22 August 2019 It's hard to see EURUSD doing anything much while its surrounded by some decent expiries.

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Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

Trading in the zone(s)

Following up on recent videos on USDJPY and GBPUSD, we've hit some of the zones previously identified. What's coming next? https://youtu.be/Tg5OpOH30ZY

Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

The hurdles remain significant for USDJPY

USDJPY finally broke the short-term trend but there's a long road ahead yet before it challenges the longer-term trend In this video we show what levels stand in the way, and what may happen if they fail. https://youtu.be/xYxW0jYWtCU

Trading themes to watch in the first few days of the New Year

GBP continues to thwart the bulls

GBP longs are still waiting for the next leg up but it's not coming easily GBPUSD has defined a new high resistance level, while EURGBP has developed another short-term range. https://youtu.be/52fBpOAmaLo

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