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USD/JPY: technical analysis





USD/JPY, D1





On the daily chart, the pair is trading in the lower Bollinger band. The price remains below its moving averages that are directed down. The RSI is about to retest its longer MA. The Composite is growing towards its longer MA as well.





USD/JPY, H4





On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading on the middle MA of Bollinger Bands. The price remains below its moving averages that are turning down. The RSI is turning… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 28, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

AUD/USD: pair is strengthening





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The pair continues growing amid weakening in the US Dollar, which remains under pressure after quite cautious commentaries from the Fed officials regarding further monetary policy tightening.





In addition, the American currency is pressured by a large number of macroeconomic statistics that is coming out in the US this week, and its forecasts are not very optimistic. Tomorrow, data on Durable Goods Orders is due to be published,… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 27, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: review and forecast





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The pair significantly fell last week amid weakening in the US Dollar after the Fed decided to keep its interest rate unchanged. In addition, commentaries regarding monetary policy showed regulator’s cautiousness when it comes to further rate increases.





This week attention needs to be paid to Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda speech. At its last meeting, the Japanese regulator left the key interest rate at the current -0.1% and the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 26, 2016 at 6:35pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: pair corrected





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Yesterday the pair slightly corrected up after a significant fall the day earlier when their decisions on interest rates made the Bank of Japan and US Fed.





The Japanese regulator left the rate unchanged while markets expected its further cut into a negative -0.15%. At the same time, the central bank introduced a target for 10-year government bond yields, which it is going to keep around 0%. The US Fed, in its turn, also kept its… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 23, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

What to Look for In a Forex Trading Platform

In order to know what to look for in a forex trading platform, it is important that you first know what a trading platform actually is. A forex trading platform is a kind of trading software that is used by traders while trading forex online. It helps in trade execution and forex trading analysis. A currency trading platform offers order-taking methods and charts; and acts as an intermediary between the brokers and the customers. Different…

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Added by Adam Guptill on September 23, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

EUR/USD: review and forecast





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Yesterday the EUR/USD pair showed choppy trade and slightly fell on the day.



Today investors are focused on the US Fed Interest Rate Decision. Markets do not expect any changes in interest rates. In addition, the regulator will release its forecasts on economic growth, unemployment, inflation and its further plans regarding monetary policy.





At the same time, few of experts forecast an increase in interest rates during… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 21, 2016 at 6:02pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: review and forecast





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The pair continues falling amid strengthening in the US Dollar that remains supported by expectations of monetary policy tightening by the Fed before the end of the year. At the same time, the probability of an interest rate increase at the meeting, which is due this week, stands at only 10%. In addition, the Pound remains under pressure after the publication of week data on Retail Sales in the UK that showed a decline in August. The data… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 20, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

USD/CHF: Dollar strengthened





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The US Dollar strengthened against the majority of other currencies on the market last Friday amid the publication of positive data on consumer inflation in the US. On a year-to-year basis, the Consumer Price Index in August grew by 1.1% that was a 0.1% better than forecasts of economists. In July, inflation showed a 0.8% growth. The Consumer Price Index ex Food and Energy accelerated its growth from 2.2% to 2.3% while economists predicted no change in… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 19, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments

XAU/USD: general analysis





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The Federal Reserve will hold its September meeting next week, and now market volatility is likely to be increasing amid publications of data on the US economy. Today attention needs to be paid to statistics on jobless claims and retail sales. Economists expect the number of initial jobless claims to increase from 259,000 to 265,000 and the volume of retail sales to fall by 0.1%. If the indicators come out better than market consensus, the US… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 15, 2016 at 5:07pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general analysis





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Yesterday the US Dollar strengthened against the European currency. The Euro was pressured by the publication of data on economic sentiment in the eurozone. The ZEW survey showed an increase in economic sentiment to 5.4 points that was, however, substantially below market consensus of 6.7 points.



Today attention needs to be paid to data on the Import and Export Prices Indexes, due in the US at 2:30 pm (GMT+2), which are followed as… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 14, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Markets Recover Following FED Official Speech

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Added by Maria Galindo on September 13, 2016 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Two Forex Trading Principles That Successful Traders Consider More Important Than Strategies

You can go to a university to get a first degree followed by a second (higher) degree, work certain jobs, and achieve remarkable success in your career. It’s just unfortunate that forex trading isn’t one of those “jobs” that promise any level of success based on a fancy degree.

That is because a degree in anything that gives any level of understanding of the financial markets will only make you a very good strategist – at best. But history has…

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Added by Sam Wexler on September 12, 2016 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Investors will focus on the meeting of the European Central Bank

In the week ahead, investors will focus on the meeting of the European Central Bank, which will be held on Thursday, because it is expected that officials will boost monetary stimulus to support the economy and inflation. In the United States will be published data on the activities of the services sector in August. Analysts expected a decline of 0.5 points to 55,0.Reserva Bank of Australia will announce tomorrow the latest decision on the interest rate, but most economists do not expect a…

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Added by Anna Agreeable on September 10, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general review





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Yesterday the EUR/USD pair significantly grew and reached the level of 1.1262.



The pair was supported by weak data on the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI in the US. In August, the index fell from 55.5 to 51.4 points while experts forecasted a decline to only 55.0 points. After the release, the probability of an interest rate hike in September fell to 9%.



Tomorrow extra attention needs to be paid to the ECB Interest Rate Decision.… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 7, 2016 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Rallies Before iPhone Debuts,

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Rallies Before iPhone Debuts, But …Traders wanto to be bullish on Apple stock, but they´re struggling to find good reason, and the Iphone 7 might not solve that. 

Professional consumer-technology critics may not be thrilled about what’s apt to be unveiled by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday. (Most likely the iPhone 7.) But Apple stock holders aren’t deterred. Despite several…
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Added by Maria Galindo on September 7, 2016 at 1:05am — No Comments

GBP/USD: general review





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The pair continues growing amid positive macroeconomic statistics from the UK. The Markit Services PMI showed a significant increase from 47.4 to 52.9 points, against forecasted 50.0 points. In addition, the US Dollar remains under pressure after Friday’s publication of the labour market report that did not match the expectations.



Today pair’s dynamics can be affected by data on the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI from the US. A forecasted… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 6, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: pair trades mixed





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The Euro is trying to grow during the morning session after sharp fluctuations last Friday amid the publication of data on the US labour market.



The US Labour Department reported nonfarm payrolls rose by 151 000 jobs in August, following a gain of 275 000 in July, and against market consensus of 180 000. The unemployment rate remained at 4.9% while a decline to 4.8% was expected.





Despite relatively weak data, market… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 5, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general review





Current trend





Yesterday the pair substantially grew amid weakening in the US Dollar, which was pressured by poor data on the ISM Manufacturing PMI from the US. In August, the index fell from 52.6 points to 49.4 points while economists predicted a fall to only 52.0 points.





Today extra attention needs to be paid to data on the US labour market. According to forecasts, the Unemployment Rate will fall to 4.8% while the Nonfarm Payrolls will… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 2, 2016 at 4:26pm — No Comments

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Added by Maria Galindo on September 1, 2016 at 9:10pm — No Comments

USD/CAD: general analysis





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The USD/CAD pair continues growing amid a fall in oil prices, which were pressured by data on US crude oil stocks. At the same time, it should be noted that though Canada’s economy showed a strong growth in July, it had no influence on dynamics in the pair. At present, further upward movement seems a likelier scenario amid expectations that the Fed will soon raise its interest rates.



Today the US Dollar can gain support in case of… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on September 1, 2016 at 3:58pm — No Comments

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