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Aussie waits on RBA

Some really nice two way price action on the Aussie complex which started overnight on the release of Chinese data, namely GDP, the Industrial Production and the Fixed Asset Investment numbers. The hourly chart for the complex clearly shows volatility candles being triggered across the board (as denoted by the purple arrows), with the Aussie… Read more »

Eurodollar continues to frustrate

Eurodollar continues to frustrate traders, and it’s easy to see why. Since the failure to breach 1.1713 the pair has retreated back into the range of the VPOC (volume point of control) in the 1.1170 region where it continues to remain waterlogged. With end of month and end of quarter position squaring we will have… Read more »

Aussie dollar continues lower

As spot forex traders we sometimes forget the futures market can often help with market sentiment towards a currency and the daily chart for 6A, which is the contract for the Aussie dollar is particularly revealing. For the 6A,  it has been a return to business as usual over the last couple of weeks, since… Read more »

Pause in cable’s sharp move lower

Last Tuesday’s failure by cable to take out the 1.5818 resistance resulted in a down candle on high volume, which when it was combined with the previous day’s bullish candle on very high volume gave us a two bar reversal (aka a shooting star), and the first signal that cable’s preceding move away from the… Read more »

Interesting divergence in the majors

During yesterday’s overall market volatility the forex market posted some very interesting and intriguing price action and candle patterns, particularly with regard to the major pairs. As a general rule of thumb whenever the market becomes agitated and adopts a ‘risk off’ mood traders and investors can expect a strong move into safe havens such… Read more »

NZD/USD rebounds following PBOC

Perhaps, not surprisingly, it has been the Aussie and Kiwi which have responded the most to the PBOC (People’s Bank of China) move to devalue the yuan, with the AUD/USD completely erasing last Friday’s and Monday’s gains to end yesterday’s trading session just over the key 0.73 level. Further falls overnight has seen the pair… Read more »

Central banks and GBP centre stage on currency matrix

We have four central banks on today’s trading horizon, BOJ, RBA, BOE & later this evening we have interest rate decision, policy statement and a press conference from the RBNZ. I really must come up with a collective noun for the CB’s! In between we have the Manufacturing Number for the UK where forecast is for… Read more »

EUR/NZD reverses recent trend for the New Zealand dollar

The EUR/NZD has delivered some excellent trading opportunities across all the timeframes this morning to the short side, following the recent heavily bearish sentiment towards the New Zealand dollar which has seen it weaken against all the major currencies. Indeed longer term the NZD is now looking increasingly oversold, so we may see this trend… Read more »

GBP gets a boost from retail sales

UK retail sales have given GBP a real boost higher & it’s occupying six top spots on the currency matrix. Number was a great improvement & market has temporarily forgotten the negative CPI number. What’s interesting is at 8.00 am at the London open, there was a huge buy of cable off an important order… Read more »

AUD/NZD now in focus

USD buying has continued into US session, and despite it being a holiday in Canada the USD/CAD has done really well. Question now is how far is USD likely to move higher. The key level is 11,750 on the USDX index which is the support platform which was breached last week & of which we… Read more »