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NZD/USD: technical analysis





NZD/USD, D1



On the daily chart, the pair is trading in the lower Bollinger band. The price remains just above the EMA65, EMA130 and SMA200 that are horizontal. The RSI turned down having failed its longer MA. The Composite, however, is growing.



NZD/USD, H4



On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading just below the middle MA of Bollinger Bands. The price remains below the EMA14, EMA65 and EMA130 but above the SMA200 that turned horizontally. The RSI is… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 17, 2017 at 2:40pm — No Comments

XAU/USD: general analysis





Current trend



Yesterday, gold was strengthened after the speech by Janet Yellen. In her speech, the head of the American regulator stressed that the next tightening of monetary policy depends directly on the statistics of labor market and real estate, as well as on the growth rate of inflation in the United States. At the same time Yellen highlighted the opinion of most members of the committee that delay of the interest rates raise would be… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 16, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments

NZD/USD: general analysis





Current trend





During the last week the pair was lowering and lost about a half of the 2 months growth (more than 200 points). The decrease is a result of many factors. The first is the RBNZ decision to keep the interest rate on the same level of 1.75%, which is minimal for last 5 years. The lowering of the rate affects the national currency negatively. The second are the positive USD data: Initial Jobless Claims, which is better than expected, the Import… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 14, 2017 at 12:43pm — No Comments

XAG/USD: technical analysis





XAG/USD, D1





On the daily chart the pair is growing along the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator, the trend is upward. The MACD histogram is in the positive zone, its volumes are slightly growing, the signal line crosses the histogram’s body upwards, giving a signal to open long positions. The Stochastic is moving alongside the border between the neutral and the overbought zone, giving no clear signal.





XAG/USD,… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 13, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

GBP/USD: the pair is in a state of equilibrium







Current trend




On Thursday, the pair lost about a hundred points, reaching the middle line of Bollinger bands at 1.2500. Strengthening of the dollar was due to the Trump’s intention to present his proposals for tax reform in the near future. During the election campaign, he has already promised to reduce the tax burden on the American middle class and businesses as well as to reduce the rate of income tax and change the scale of progressive taxation. Now the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 10, 2017 at 3:46pm — No Comments

XAU/USD: general analysis





Current trend





Gold prices are growing against the mixed USA employment data, published on Friday. The Nonfarm Payrolls value grew to 227K in January from 157K in the previous month. The unemployment rate grew to 4.8% in January from 4.7% in the previous month. The mixed employment data and the uncertainty of the Trump’s economical policy press the USD, so the gold price could reach the level of 1225.17, but didn’t manage to consolidate above this level. Today… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 6, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: general analysis





Current trend





During the yesterday trading session the USD/JPY grew against the positive USA macroeconomical statistics. After testing a minimum in the area of 112.03, the pair has reached the level of 112.86 in the end of the trading session. The Initial Jobless Claims index, published yesterday, lowered to 246K WoW from 260K in the previous week. Nonfarm Productivity grew by 1.3% in the fourth quarter against the expected growth of 1.0%. The positive… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 3, 2017 at 12:10pm — No Comments

EUR/USD: general analysis





Current trend





Yesterday the pair grew against the poor speech of the USA FRS. The investors expected to get more specific information concerning the USA interest rate rise, as in the previous meeting the FRS declared the intention to increase the rate triple in the year in the USA economy is in a satisfactory state. The FRS said that the employment rate growth is good and there are positive trends in the consumers’ mood, however the inflation is still low and… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 2, 2017 at 1:04pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: technical analysis





GBP/USD, D1





On the daily chart, the pair is trading in the upper Bollinger band. The price remains above the EMA14, EMA65 but below the EMA130 and SMA200 that are turning horizontally. The RSI is about to retest its most recent resistance. The Composite turned up as well but shows only a small upward impulse.





GBP/USD, H4





On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading just below the upper line of Bollinger Bands. The price… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on February 1, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

WTI Crude Oil: technical analysis





WTI Crude Oil, D1





On the daily chart the price is lowering, broken the support level formed by the middle line of the Bollinger Bands indicator. The MACD histogram is in the positive zone, keeping a sell signal, its volumes are slightly decreasing. The Stochastic is in the neutral zone, pointed downwards.





WTI Crude Oil, H4





On the 4-hour chart the price is lowering towards the lower border of the Bollinger Bands… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 31, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

NZD/USD: update of the highs is unlikely





Current trend





The NZD/USD pair is still going up, "kiwi" won against the US dollar more than 400 points over the last month and reached the level of 0.7310. The main catalyst for the pair remains the tense political situation associated with the change of leadership of the United States. In addition, a number of negative releases came out in the US last week: weak data on the labor market, the construction sector, and preliminary data on GDP. This week, it is… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 30, 2017 at 5:42pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: technical analysis





USD/JPY, D1





On the daily chart, the pair is trading on the middle MA of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above its moving averages that are directed up. The RSI is about to test its longer MA having formed a Bullish divergence with the price. The Composite is showing similar dynamics.





USD/JPY, H4





On the 4-hour chart, the pair is growing along the upper Bollinger band. The price remains above the EMA13, EMA65 and… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 27, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

USD/CHF: Fibonacci analysis





A price reversal and a correction to the middle line of the Bollinger Bands are most likely.





On the four-hour chart the price is testing its lowest level since November 2016 in the area of 0.9960. Breakdown of this level could lead to a further decline to the level of 0.9860 (61.8% correction for the medium-term trend). Otherwise, the correction is possible to the levels of 1.0030 (38.2% correction for the medium-term trend) and 1.0095 (38.2% correction for the… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 26, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments

2 Factors that Can Affect Stock Prices

Stock prices are affected by a variety of factors. While the prices of individual stocks are impacted by the decisions of corporate management and the company’s response to changing markets, stock prices are also affected by broader factors that impact the market as a whole. Let’s look at two of them.

Market Sentiment

We know that bubbles based on irrational exuberance and expectations that prices cannot go down…

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Added by Sam Wexler on January 25, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

NZD/USD: technical analysis





NZD/USD, D1





On the daily chart, the pair is growing along the upper line of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above its moving averages that are horizontal. The RSI is trying to turn down near the border of the overbought zone. The Composite is about to retest its longer MA showing Bearish dynamics.





NZD/USD, H4





On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading in the upper Bollinger band. The price remains above its moving… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 23, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments

GBP/USD: the pair has a limited growth potential





Current trend



On Wednesday, the pair was corrected from the level of 1.2400 to the 1.2250 level. Today, the pair once again resumed its growth, which can reach the levels of 1.2380 (Fibonacci correction 50.0%) and 1.2470 (Fibonacci correction 61.8%). However, in the long term position of the pound is evaluated negatively. The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, in an interview with BBC said that the British economy will be under further pressure, because the new… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 19, 2017 at 5:08pm — No Comments

USD/JPY: general analysis





Current trend





During the yesterday trading session the USD continued to fall against all the main currencies, including Yen. Investors are fixing the profit on the dollar assets. After the great growth due to the positive expectation of the new President policy the traders want to see the confirmation of the Trump’s intentions to reform the economy. Yesterday the USA FRS members’ commentaries supported the USD and helped it not to fall further. The FRS… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 18, 2017 at 4:06pm — No Comments

EUR/GBP: Fibonacci analysis





Possibility of fall continuation.





On the 4-hour chart, the price fell below the level of 0.8718 (23.6% correction) and after a breakdown of the 38.2% fan line (which seems likely as Stochastic is directed down), the fall could continue towards 0.8650 (38.2% corrections for the medium-term and short-term trends) and 0.8590 (50% correction). However, the ascending fan could be an additional obstacle to the price, so in the region of 0.8650 the price might… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 17, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments

FDAX: technical analysis





FDAX, D1



On the daily chart, the instrument is trading in the upper Bollinger band. The price remains above its moving averages that are directed up. The RSI is showing Bearish dynamics having broken down its longer MA. The Composite is representing similar pattern.



FDAX, H4



On the 4-hour chart, the instrument is trading just above the lower line of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above the EMA65, EMA130 and SMA200 that are turning… Continue

Added by AlexanderLF on January 16, 2017 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Strong rebound in gold price might bring the bulls back again in action

All the major economic events in the year 2016 have come to an end after the FED hike their interest rate in their last FOMC meeting minutes. The recent rate hike by the FED has strengthened the U.S dollar against its all major rivals I the forex industry. In general, the intensified strength of the green bucks in the financial sectors pulls down the price of gold in the global market. Since the value of the gold is measured in the dollar, a rate hike in the global market makes it difficult…

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Added by Anna Agreeable on January 13, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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