The power of the volatility indicator as forex markets explode into life!

The power of the volatility indicator as forex markets explode into life!

Once again it is the power of the volatility indicator which is revealed as the forex markets exploded into life ahead of the London open, with the Japanese Yen and the Swiss Franc selling off sharply, with equally strong buying of the commodity currencies. With the volatility indicator signalling a move outside the average true range, and with indices also spiking them reversing, a strong reversal then took place as expected. https://youtu.be/_9OzIzwDDdU...
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Using the Quantum tools and indicators in the London forex session

Using the Quantum tools and indicators in the London forex session

A shorter session than usual for technical reasons, but nevertheless some great price action as the London forex markets open. https://youtu.be/fw0LcOh9mwo...
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A masterclass in trading forex using the Quantum Trading indicators and volume price analysis

A masterclass in trading forex using the Quantum Trading indicators and volume price analysis

This morning's forex trading session was a masterclass in trading, combining every aspect in one powerful lesson. The GBP/JPY provided a perfect example, starting with the base methodology of volume price analysis as the move higher came to a temporary halt in the faster timeframes and duly reflected on across the currency dashboard in terms of the currency strength indicator, the currency matrix, the currency array and finally the currency heatmap. Multiple timeframes are a key aspect coupled with support and resistance, the volume point of control and of course related markets in terms of risk sentiment. The currency indices too also play a pivotal role in identifying the intraday moves of the three major currencies of the US dollar, the Japanese yen and the euro in all timeframes. https://youtu.be/HRgkvTJjJRY...
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Strong buying of the GBP and EUR across the timeframes

Strong buying of the GBP and EUR across the timeframes

One of the keys to success as a forex trader is in being able to see currency strength and weakness instantly and across the timeframes, and in early trading this morning we have a classic example described by the Quantum Trading currency strength indicator across the faster timeframes. Here we see the strong buying of the British Pound ( the yellow line) and also the Euro ( the orange line) from the 5 minute through to the 30 minute chart. With both currencies rising so strongly and across the timeframes, it is simply a question of deciding which pair to focus on as the counter currency and trade accordingly. This set up is one we are looking for constantly, as the reversal in the faster timeframe is then confirmed by its appearance in the slower timeframes 'downstream'. This can be thought of as the ripples on a pond from throwing a stone, with the water then moving steadily away from 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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Is Swiss Franc ready to turn higher?

With year end on the horizon, now perhaps is a good time to see what the Swiss franc has been up in an effort to determine what the currency is likely to be doing in the run up to the 15th January 2015 anniversary when the SNB (Swiss National Bank) removed the floor of support for the currency, unleashing a wave of volatility on the markets not seen since the dark days of the financial crisis back in 2008. From a technical standpoint the Swiss Franc is now heavily oversold on the hourly and daily currency strength indicator, against most of its counterparts, with the exception of the where the picture is very different, with the pair firmly range bound albeit well below the 1.20 price point, which triggered the January volatility. With regard to the other CHF pairs, and in particular the USD/CHF the current move higher that started in mid October is now reaching an exhaustion point, as the pair...
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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 rate cuts are on their way & with the US finding some bullish sentiment this morning - NZD/USD looks set for a further fall. So far this morning the pair has managed to find some support at the 0.70 region, but a quick look at the weekly and monthly chart reveals the extent of this bearish sentiment. with the month chart in particular, where the price is now at the 200 ma. The VPOC ( volume point of control) is now well above the current price action and adding further weight to the bearish sentiment. In addition, with several LVN (low volume nodes) we are likely to...
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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 the 1.2470 - 1.25 region (which also coincides with the VPOC), is putting a temporary brake on any move higher. On our daily currency strength indicator we do appear to have more downside for the CAD, particularly against the euro where we recently had a strong move away from the resistance in the 1.38 region. As always the Canadian dollar will also reflect price trends for oil, and with OPEC now set on a collision course with the alternative energy suppliers in an overt price war, oil prices look set to remain low for years to come. Indeed OPEC themselves have publicly stated that oil will...
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EUR/USD turns bearish moving through the VPOC

The EUR/USD continues to look bearish as it sits on support between 1.0885 & 1.0890 & just below the VPOC the yellow line on the volume point of control indicator. This level has now been breached on good volume and should take the pair to 1.0863. In addition the trend monitor has also transitioned from blue to red and with the US unemployment data coming up shortly, this could provide further downwards momentum if the numbers are on target or better than expected. The forecast this time around is 271k against a previous of 274k and whilst this is an important number it is the backwash from Janet Yellen's US dollar positive comments which continue to drive the US dollar higher, coupled as always with ongoing concerns over the Greek debt issues, which have yet to be resolved - if ever! The currency strength indicator is confirming the negative sentiment for the single currency with the orange line, the euro, reaching an...
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