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Are you ready for the next flash crash?

Are you ready for the next flash crash?

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Forex options expiries 18 April 2019

Forex options expiries 18 April 2019

Forex options expiring at the 10am (14.00 GMT) New York cut 18 April 2019 Not that USDJPY manages to stray far anyway but it might be more inclined not to stray far from a big whack at 112.00. The European data has pushed EURUSD well out of the way of over 6 yards...

Japanese investors are propping up JPY pairs

Japanese investors are propping up JPY pairs

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Sunday 14.04.2019 FX opening rates.

Sunday 14.04.2019 FX opening rates.

Quiet opening of the retail market. Good evening all, IMF came and went, Draghi remains cautious, the rest mostly said H2 2019 should see the global economy improve. SNB Jordan faithful to his interventionist chatter, keeping the door open to more of the same if...

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The ten days dive into the unknown.

The ten days dive into the unknown.

A Japanese Emperor change is coming. Hi all, I needed to read this FT article a few times to make sure I got it right. Japan will virtually be out for TEN DAYS when Emperor Akihito will abdicate and be replaced by his son Naruhito. From 27th April ongoing, that's a...

Simple preview on Canadian employment report.

Simple preview on Canadian employment report.

Canada labour report 08.03.2019 TGIF! The employment data have been strong over the past 5 months, consistently beating expectations with the exception of January. At the same time we saw a positive rotation between full and part-time jobs. Today the employment change...

UK CPI comes in a touch softer in January 2019

UK CPI comes in a touch softer in January 2019

January 2019 UK CPI, PPI, RPI price inflation data 13 February 2019 CPI 1.8% vs 1.9% exp y/y. Prior 2.1% -0.8% vs -0.7% exp m/m. Prior 0.2% Core CPI 1.9% vs 1.9% exp/Prior y/y -0.8% vs -0.8% exp m/m. Prior 0.3% CPIH 1.8% vs 1.9% exp y/y. Prior 2.0% RPI -0.9% vs -0.8%...

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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...

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CFTC Forex Futures report: JPY shorts jump but USD longs loosen elsewhere

The Commitment of Traders net speculative positions report from the CFTC as of Tuesday 13 November 2018 JPY -102k vs -89k prior EUR -37k vs -47k prior GBP -47k vs -57k prior AUD -60k vs -66k prior NZD -21k vs -26k prior CAD -3k vs -3k prior CHF -19k vs -20k prior BTC...

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Shorts are still the way forward for trading USDMXN

Shorts are still the way forward for trading USDMXN

It’s been a while since I last did an analysis on USDMXN so I thought it would be good to do an update to see where we are technically & fundamentally Back in November I wrote about trading USDMXN and I think it's time for an update. Today has seen the PA fall to...

The vikings are back. Watch your EURNOK!

The vikings are back. Watch your EURNOK!

Norges Bank stands tall and raises rates. It was expected, they delivered. But they delivered much more than just a 25 bps expected rate hike from 0.75% to 1%. They steepened the rate path by bringing forward the next expected rate hike from Q3 2019 to June and...

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Forex options expiries 15 April 2019

Forex options expiries 15 April 2019

Forex options expiring at the 10am (14.00 GMT) New York cut 15 April 2019 AUDNZD the surprise pair today, not that these big ones are close.

Japanese investors are propping up JPY pairs

Japanese investors are propping up JPY pairs

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What’s the trade ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC meeting?

What’s the trade ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC meeting?

Today we're looking at what's driving (or not driving) USDJPY and a trading opportunity into the US Fed FOMC Ahead of Wednesday's US Fed FOMC we look at the trading opportunities for USDJPY and also what's affecting the price right now. https://youtu.be/EkFRebxmuUc

EURUSD is still in the box

EURUSD is still in the box

Catching up with EURUSD after the ECB meeting A dull ECB meeting left EURUSD playing between the well defined lines. Here's how things stand now. We also look at GBPUSD into the next big Brexit event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6buJ2ACxW0

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Can ECB’s Draghi kick EURUSD out of its box this week?

Let's look at EURUSD ahead of Thursday's ECB meeting EURUSD showed a willingness to break the long-standing range but the move didn't last long. Will we see another attempt or will Draghi turn on his dovish charm leading to a move lower? We also have a quick catch up...

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