April 2015 Blog Posts (18)

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

EUR/USD: Greece discourages investments in Euro

EUR/USD: Greece discourages investments in Euro



Current trend



This week, the pair continues to move in the narrow range of 1.0800-1.0680. On Monday, the pair went down amid negative data on German producer price index. On Tuesday, European currency managed to win back some losses, going up to 1.0770. Yesterday morning the pair continued to rise and tested the level of 1.0800, however, amid today’s poor data on the key indices of France, Germany and Europe as… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 23, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: the rise in the pair will continue

GBP/USD: the rise in the pair will continue



Current trend



On Tuesday, quotes in the pair GBP/USD rose again after minor correction on Monday. The USD was under pressure from ZEW business activity index in Eurozone, which was above expectations. In April, this index amounted to 64.8 points.



Today, the price will continue to rise up to 1.5050, despite the release of the minutes of the last meeting of the Bank of England, which was not favourable for… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 22, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

XAU/USD: analysis and forecast

XAU/USD: analysis and forecast



Current trend



During yesterday’s trades the price of the precious metal significantly dropped amid strengthening in the USD. The price of XAU/USD fell to 1191.17. Significant rise in the USD was caused by the statement made by William Dudley, the head of the Reserve Bank of New York. He expressed optimism about economic recovery in the USA and said that interest rates will be raised this year.

Nevertheless, some uncertainty… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 21, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: Poor US statistics pull the pair upwards

EUR/USD: Poor US statistics pull the pair upwards



Current trend



Throughout all week, the European currency has been growing against the USD, undergoing deep corrections. The rise in the pair was mainly driven by negative US macro-economic statistics on the main sectors of the US economy. On Monday U.S. negative data on retail sales, key indices, industrial production and labor market became known. Because of the negative impact of the US releases, the pair… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 17, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: demand for the USD will continue to grow

USD/JPY: demand for the USD will continue to grow



Current trend



This week the American currency has been declining against major currencies, including the Yen. The decline in the USD is associated with the negative macro-economic statistics on retail sales, key indices and US industrial production. At the same time, Japanese currency has received support from economic news. Investors started to take profit on long positions, which decreases demand for the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 16, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Brent: energy prices will grow

Brent: energy prices will grow



Current trend



At the beginning of April the price of oil has grown amid weakening in the USD. In addition, the news from the US shale giants is negative: large companies have suspended drilling rigs operations and reduced the number of new rigs; many companies bear losses, therefore in the near future oil production will drop significantly.



On the other hand, volume of production in Saudi Arabia has reached the new… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general review

EUR/USD: general review



Current trend

The pair EUR/USD continues to lose positions at today’s trades. The USD has been strengthening for the 6th consecutive day amid expectations of the increase in the interest rate by the US Fed. After the release of the minutes of the meeting of the Open Market Committee, investors begun to believe that the US monetary authorities can introduce this measure as early as this June. The assumption is supported by the positive… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 13, 2015 at 4:36pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: Pound can reach five-year lows

GBP/USD: Pound can reach five-year lows



Current trend



After reaching the key resistance level of 1.4990, the pair GBP/USD sharply went down, breaking down important support levels of 1.4800, 1.4750 and 1.4700. Such rapid decline in the pair was primarily caused by strengthening in the USD after the release of the minutes of the US Federal Reserve. The majority of the American regulator voted for the increase in interest rates this June. In addition, main… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: remains a chance of significant correction

USD/JPY: remains a chance of significant correction



Current trend



This week, the pair USD/JPY had repeatedly tested important resistance level of 120.30, but failed to break it down. At the beginning of this week the pair regained after last Friday’s decline. However, on Wednesday the announcement by the Bank of Japan, that monetary policy would remain unchanged, has caused short-term correction. Investors had expected that new incentive measures would be… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 9, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of NZD/USD

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of NZD/USD



NZD/USD, H4

Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line is above Kijun-sen, both lines are directed steeply up. Chinkou Span line is above the price chart; current cloud has reversed from descending to ascending. The pair has broken through the cloud and is trying to consolidate above its upper border (0.7543). The next obstacle for the price on its way up will be one of the previous minimums of Chinkou Span line… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 8, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: the pair will reverse downwards

EUR/USD: the pair will reverse downwards



Current trend

At the end of last week European currency started to strengthen against the USD amid negative US labour market statistics. Yesterday, additional pressure on the American currency was caused by the negative data on the US business activity index. The pair EUR/USD went up and almost reached key resistance level and the local highs of 1.1050.



Today, European currency started to lose positions due to… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 7, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of USD/CHF

Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of USD/CHF



USD/CHF, H4

Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-sen line is above Kijun-sen, the red line is directed downwards, while the blue one remains horizontal. Chinkou Span line has crossed the price chart from above; current Kumo-cloud has reversed from descending to ascending. The pair has entered the cloud and is trying the break down its lower border. The closest resistance level is Kijun-sen line (0.9656). the next… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on April 2, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Investors Look at Recent Growth in Hedge Fund Industry

Hedge fund assets have really started to grow in recent years. While this shouldn't be viewed as an endorsement of any specific investment product, it might speak volumes about the health of the industry. A recent report stated that the industry's total managed assets are over $3 trillion, and investors added around $13 billion of new capital in February 2015 alone.
Analysts feel that 2014 was something of a bad year, but the industry itself looks quite healthy all things…
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Added by Sam Wexler on April 1, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

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