Tag: currency strength indicators

Sterling bears out in force

A worse than expected UK manufacturing production figure of -0.4% against a forecast of 0.1% (-0.4% was the figure in December) has given sterling bears a further excuse to sell the currency, with some really nice downtrends in a number of GBP pairs. In addition industrial production also followed a similar trend coming at -0.7%… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Eurodollar bears take control

Although the market is focused on tomorrow’s release of the FOMC minutes, an event guaranteed to cause a degree of market volatility, it is the release of the CPI and Core CPI numbers earlier in the session which are probably even more important. Of the two releases it is the Core CPI the FED pays… Read more »

And now we wait for the forex market to open!

Have been reading that carnage is expected and word is EUR/USD has already dropped to 1.1029 – although my MT4 hasn’t started as yet, so we will have to wait & see. Meantime here are some levels for some of the euro pairs : EUR/USD – was already bearish & shorts at CFTC increased last week…. Read more »

RBNZ drives volatility into the New Zealand dollar overnight!

The RBNZ certainly livened things up overnight – I don’t remember seeing quite so many gaps or such strong moves delivered by one currency! NZD is pretty illiquid at the best of times, so any volatility will magnify any moves. With the NZD it’s a case of the central bank making it very clear further… 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 »

USD/CAD now testing key VPOC level

Once GBP data is out of the way we can then look forward to the unemployment claims in the US and the Ivey PMI from Canada. Both items are released at the same time & here expect to see the biggest reaction in the USD/CAD. On the daily chart for the pair the resistance in… Read more »

Aussie dollar and the AUD/NZD the ones to watch

Here in UK election day is almost here & we can expect reactions as soon as the exit polls start posting as well as the actual results. Heaven only knows what is going to happen. So far GBP has been fairly well behaved – moving more as a result of USD & EUR. Meanwhile in… Read more »

An interesting week ahead for the British pound

It was an interesting week for the British pound and in particular against the US dollar, with the pair selling off sharply on Friday and closing with a wide spread down candle on the daily chart. The move lower was in stark contrast to the recent trend for Cable which had been firmly bullish rising… Read more »