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EUR/USD: Mario Draghi calls for more vigorous actions

EUR/USD: Mario Draghi calls for more vigorous actions



Current trend



During the European session the USD was not declining any more to the major currencies except for the Euro, which has significantly grown. At 09:00(GMT+3) GDP of Germany became known. In Q1 this index rose by 0.3% on the quarterly basis and by 1.1% on annual basis, which shows economic recovery in Eurozone. Note that according to the forecast, GDP of Eurozone will rise by 1.5% and in 2016 and… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 22, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Forex for Beginners: How to Get Your Trading Strategy Off to a Flying Start

Forex is a high risk, complex game to play. It can test the mettle of even the most experienced investor, so it’s unsurprising that beginners are often left at a loss as to where to start.

 

The answer lies in building a solid foundation to trade from. The success of any individual forex strategy is not determined by one single factor, but many. The…

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Added by yuval on May 22, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

USD/CHF: after the 15th of January

USD/CHF: after the 15th of January



Current trend



If we trace movement of the pair USD/CHF since 15 of January when the National Bank of Switzerland decided to decouple the rate of the national currency from the Euro, we will notice that the pair is trying to reach 0.9450, moving in the channel of 0.9720-0.9120. Despite the efforts of the Swiss regulator to weaken the national currency, Swiss Franc continues to act as a safe haven. Nevertheless, the pair… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 21, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: the East is a delicate matter

USD/JPY: the East is a delicate matter



Current trend



Despite the ups and downs of the world currencies against the USA, the pair USD/JPY is notable for the stable movement in the channel of 122.00–116.00. Deviations in both directions as a rule do not exceed 120 points. On the one hand, it is easy to make forecast in this conditions, supposing further movement in price in the range of 121.20–118.80; on the other hand, it is difficult as in the long-term a lot… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 20, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: the pair remains in the ascending channel

GBP/USD: the pair remains in the ascending channel



Current trend



In the mid-April the pair had reached the local lows, after which the pair reversed and went up. The rise in the pair was caused by favourable macro-economic British data. Over a couple of weeks the Pound gained over 900 points versus the USD and after that the pair corrected downwards. Later, the pair continued to rise and exceeded the key resistance level. Investors noticed the change in trend… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 19, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: technical reversal of the trend has increased demand for Euro

EUR/USD: technical reversal of the trend has increased demand for Euro



Current trend



Throughout a month European currency has been growing against the USD amid weakening in the American currency. The data on all sectors of the American economy shows slowdown of economic growth. The decrease in demand for the USD has provoked investors into buying the Euro and the Pound.

Additional support to European currency has added favourable data on the key indices… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 15, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: analysis and forecast

GBP/USD: analysis and forecast



Current trend



The main driver of yesterday’s movement in the market was poor data on the US retail sales for April. This index (which shows the changes in the volume of retail sales) was below the forecast, as it fell to 0.0% against expectations of 0.2%. Retail sales index excluding sales of the automobiles amounted to 0.1% against the forecast of 5%.

Some important British news was also released yesterday: in the monthly… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 14, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

USD/CAD: prices of futures for oil are increasing

USD/CAD: prices of futures for oil are increasing



Current trend



On Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported the decline in the commercial inventories of oil in the USA by 2 million barrels. Futures prices of oil are rising despite negative forecast of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The decline in the USD against other currencies, which continues since mid-April, provides support to the oil prices. Recall that the Canadian dollar is… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 13, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

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Added by Optiopus on May 12, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments

USD/CAD: trading signal

USD/CAD: trading signal



Current trend



Yesterday, volatility both of the USD and its major counterparts was high, which was caused on the one hand, by the fact that Conservatives won the parliamentary election in the UK, and on the other hand, by rapid decline in the pair NZD/USD. The fall in NZD/USD was provoked by the statement of the representatives of RBNZ about probability of the decrease in interest rate in June. EUR/USD is still under pressure from… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 12, 2015 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of Brent

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of Brent



Brent, H4



Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line has crossed Kijun-sen from above, forming trend reversal pattern “Dead Cross”. Chinkou Span line has crossed the price chart from above; current Kumo-cloud is ascending. The pair is trading around Senkou Span A (65.69) line and is trying to enter the cloud. The closest resistance level is Tenkan-sen line (66.91). The next obstacle for the price on its way down… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 8, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: technical analysis

GBP/USD: technical analysis



Current trend



This week has been one of the most difficult for the Pound in the time period of the downtrend. Monthly chart shows that the price currently reached one of the most important level of 1.5200.

Given current price movement in the downtrend within correction, the levels of 1.5200-1.5230 is the zone of Fibonacci retracement of 23.6%, which is the first level of correction. A lot will depend on the results of today’s… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 7, 2015 at 4:36pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: review and forecast of the price movement

EUR/USD: review and forecast of the price movement



Current trend



At the yesterday’s trading session European currency significantly strengthen against the USD despite positive statistics on the business activity index in the US service sector. In April this index has exceeded both the forecast and the previous value, reaching the level of 57.8 points. On Wednesday, the pair continued to rise and reached the level of 1.1269 and then corrected. Now, the pair is… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 6, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

AUD/USD: analysis and forecast

AUD/USD: analysis and forecast



Current trend



Last week, volatility in the pair AUD/USD was high. At the beginning of the week the pair had grown and reached the level of 0.8075. However, the pair failed to break through the resistance level, and it gave the “bears” a chance to quickly win back lost positions. After that the USD has been growing and by the end of the week the price reached the level of 0.7875. It became known today that the Bank of Australia… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 5, 2015 at 5:02pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: analysis and forecast

USD/JPY: analysis and forecast



Current trend



At the trading session last Friday, the pair USD/JPY reached two-week highs at the level of 120.28. The American currency went up, despite some negative US statistics, which demonstrated that PMI remained at the previous level of 51.5 points last month, while experts expected the rise in the index to 52.0 points. According to Reuters/Michigan, consumer sentiment index also remained at the previous level of 95.9… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 4, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: review and movement forecast

GBP/USD: review and movement forecast



Current trend



At the last trading session the Pound has slightly dropped against the USD. Due to lack of important macro-economic statistics and prolonged rise in the pair, investors decided to take profit and close long positions. Therefore, yesterday’s decline was of technical nature. Additional pressure on the pair was caused by positive data on applications for unemployment benefits in the USA. Their number amounted… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on May 1, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general analysis

EUR/USD: general analysis



Current trend



European currency continues to strengthen against the USD despite negative news from Greece. The USD is under pressure caused by the outcome of the Fed FOMC meeting. Interest rates have been left at the previous level, as expected. Market participants were disappointed as Fed officials did not give any indications of timing of the increase in interest rates. Amid these facts Euro broke out important resistance level of… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 30, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: trading is recommended in the current range

USD/JPY: trading is recommended in the current range



Current trend



At the end of last week the pair USD/JPY had dropped to the level of 119.30 and went further down to the local lows of 118.80. On Monday, the USD won back some of the losses and returned to the level of 119.30. However by the evening, the price reached the local lows once again. Today, American currency got support from investors in advance of the release of the U.S. GDP for Q1 and the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 29, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: review and forecast of the movement direction

EUR/USD: review and forecast of the movement direction



Current trend



This week the pair EUR/USD continues to trade in the narrow upward channel. The USD has been slowly losing positions, which was caused by the poor U.S. macro-economic indices. In the near future the pair can continue upward movement up to 1.0970 and 1.1020.

However, the price is unlikely to rise above these levels. Market participant will not take risk in advance of the U.S. FOMC… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 28, 2015 at 4:25pm — No Comments

AUD/USD: аnalysis and forecast

AUD/USD: аnalysis and forecast



Current trend



Yesterday, quotes in the pair AUD/USD went up due to weakening in the USD. The American currency is still under pressure. Poor data on labor market, business activity index in the manufacturing sector and sales in the construction sector brings uncertainty. Market participants begin to doubt that the American economy has recovered sufficiently in order tighten monetary policy. Sales of new homes in March amounted… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 24, 2015 at 4:19pm — No Comments

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