Where next for the USD and gold ahead of NFP?

Where next for the USD and gold ahead of NFP?

Over the last few days the US dollar has seen some much-needed upside momentum which in turn has driven the price of gold lower. So how much longer is the is the US dollar set to rise, or for gold to fall? https://youtu.be/2q7Ev2V7ASQ...
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Forex trading the US session – volume price analysis examples and much more!

Forex trading the US session – volume price analysis examples and much more!

Another great forex session as the US markets get underway following the overnight news in the Far East and in particular with regard to the Aussie dollar. Once again some great examples of volume price analysis in action which then provides the foundation for all the other technical analysis on the chart and supported by the Quantum Trading indicators. For forex traders the Quantum Trading currency dashboard is a great place to start with the currency strength indicator revealing individual strength and weakness across the eight major currencies. Then it’s on to the currency matrix and the currency array to consider the pairs and the complex of currencies, before moving finally to the currency heatmap. The importance of using multiple timeframes is once again highlighted both on the charts themselves and also on the indicators, with key indicators such as the trend monitor and trend dots helping to keep you in a position during the inevitable pause points in any trend higher...
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Trade the pound with confidence, using renko and the currency strength indicator!

Trade the pound with confidence, using renko and the currency strength indicator!

Another great forex trading session with David and myself this morning, with the British pound once again in focus following the London open. As always, it's the currency strength indicator which leads the way and guides us into those currencies which are either overbought or oversold and ready to reverse, or which perhaps are already in a strong trend. The early morning selling of the pound duly reversed and into a strong trend higher, driven by a positive statement over Brexit, and here the renko indicator for MT5 and NinjaTrader provides the perfect compliment to the time based charts, smoothing out the price action and helping traders either with entry or exits tactics, or helping to keep them in the trend once underway. The early selling of the pound also signaled strong buying and confirming the reversal, with the currency matrix on NinjaTrader giving a very strong signal of the universal sentiment for the pound as markets bought across the complex. You can...
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Using the MT5 CSI currency strength indicator for scalping

Using the MT5 CSI currency strength indicator for scalping

https://youtu.be/d8pPI6vgIlM In this short video we explain the power of using the Quantum Trading currency strength indicator in multiple timeframes on the MT5 platform. And in this example we are using the MT5 platform once again which provides a much wider choice of timeframes using both the standard and custom options. Here we have the currency strength indicator applied to the 5 minute the 10 minute and the 15 minute timeframes, and focused on the EUR/CAD currency pair. Here we can see the trend is already underway and confirmed by the currency strength indicator with the euro currency falling strongly and the Canadian dollar rising just as strongly. This is where we see the strongest trends develop and the steepness of the line for each currency gives us clear and strong signals of the strength of the momentum for this pair,  with strength in one and weakness in the other, providing the prefect combination for a strong trend in the pair. The trend...
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GBP/JPY begins to turn on the daily chart

GBP/JPY begins to turn on the daily chart

The currency strength indicator on the daily timeframe has been signalling the UK pound as strongly overbought (yellow line) and the Japanese yen (magenta line) as oversold for some time, and today has finally seen the pair move lower following last week's extended congestion phase in the 151 area of the chart. This period of price action was preceded with the two bar reversal, sending an intial signal of weakness following the overreaction to hawkish comments from the BOE, with wide spread price action in the up move, not supported or validated with volume. |For any such move, volumes should have been dramatically higher, a clear sign of the lack of participation by the insiders, and signal of a trap being set. The trap has now been sprung and helped lower with weak UK economic data as the new month begins. As we can see from the currency strength indicator on the left we have some way to go, and moving to...
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Watching the euro

Following last week's turbulent price action, no surprise that today the markets have been a litte muted with the added bonus the Shanghai Composite only fell 5% in overnight trading. And with Japan closed for it's annual Coming of Age Holiday even the Nikkei could take a day off! Meantime last Friday the euro was the currency to watch as it ended the trading week on a burst higher against most of its counterparts, and posting very positive candles on the daily charts. However, despite an early follow through today's trading session for the euro has been marked by some great trades to the short side, in particular against the USD, the Aussie, GBP, NZD & CAD. The euro daily matrix illustrates this perfectly with the eur/usd, eur/gbp/ & eur/aud all exhibiting similar price action. The exception had been the eur/nzd, but here too the euro appears to be moving back to test the VPOC (volume point of control) at 1.6420. Against the...
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Kiwi roaring higher on the currency strength indicator

Good to see the Kiwi on a bit of tear (the white line on the currency strength indicator), but comes as no surprise given how oversold it was at the end of last week. We've been tracking the NZD/USD which has had a huge move higher overnight & broken through the VPOC on the daily chart and is now touching the 100 ma. As we mentioned in yesterday's webinar although December price action can often seem erratic, it can nonetheless offer some great trading opportunities. And those of you who come along regularly to our webinars will know David & I are great fans of both the Kiwi and Aussie! You can register for the trading webinars here. The hourly currency strength indicator is showing some great potential set ups. Have a great trading day....
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GBP in focus ahead of Autumn budget

This morning's highlight comes from Chancellor George Osborne here in the UK with his Autumn Forecast Statement, so expect lots of smoke & mirrors, volatility and opportunity to shake traders out of the market.For the British pound complex on the faster time frames, it's been a case of some good moves lower against USD, JPY & euro. The hourly currency strength indicator is also highlighting the GBP as heavily oversold, but as we have said many times in our forex webinars - currencies, markets and instrument can stay stubbornly over extended much longer than we think. And as we also say in the webinars your time horizon will always be a factor in any trading decision, and also help to quantify the level of risk associated with that trade. Discover more about the currency strength indicator here....
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Cable waits on PMI

New trading month sees the usual crop of PMI releases. China has already reported today we have the numbers from Italy, Spain and France as well as the UK. Although UK economy is predominantly services based, the manufacturing number has been managing to hold above the key 50 level. From a technical perspective so far best move for GBP has been against the AUD with cable confined to a relatively tight range. However, we should start to see some movement once the PMI number has been released, and the new week gets under way. Interestingly cable on the daily chart is sitting neatly between the 200 & 100 mas....
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