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USDJPY: Back to the Well

Updated -  Jan 26, 2015 10:18:45 AM By Neal Gilbert

North American markets are a little uninterested this morning as a variety of factors have investors paying attention to other matters outside of the trading world. While the Greek election over this weekend was a significant market mover, newsworthy headlines have been few and far between since SYRIZA took their victory lap as nothing too significant is scheduled for release. In addition, the east coast of the United States is battening down the hatches [...] Continue Reading


EURGBP Testing Huge Decade-and-a-Half Trend Line at .7500

Updated -  Jan 26, 2015 8:40:00 AM By Matt Weller, CMT

Last week, we took a long-term look at EURUSD in the wake of the ECB’s historic QE announcement in order to identify the next major support levels to watch (see “EURUSD in Freefall, is Parity On the Cards?” for more). As we go to press, EURUSD is still consolidating near the long-term Fibonacci retracement at 1.1200, despite the far-left Syriza party’s victory in this weekend’s Greek election. While many traders are understandably focused [...] Continue Reading


FTSE heading towards 6900 for umpteenth time… will it breakout this time?

Updated -  Jan 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM By Fawad Razaqzada

The European stock markets have recovered strongly after the major index futures initially gapped lower overnight in response to Syriza's resounding election victory in Greece on Sunday. More significantly, the indices have not shown any further negative reaction to news that the left-wing party has joined hands with the right-wing Greek Independents to form an anti-austerity governing coalition. The reaction of the markets therefore suggest that a victory for Syrzia was already priced in, although [...] Continue Reading


EURUSD Gaps Down After Syriza Victory – Could Bears Target 1.10 Next?

Updated -  Jan 25, 2015 5:35:00 PM By Matt Weller, CMT

For EURUSD, it never rains, but it pours. After last week’s announcement of a larger-than-expected QE program from the ECB, euro bulls were dealt another blow as Greece’s far-left Syriza party secured a victory in the country’s snap election. For those who don’t follow Greek politics closely (i.e. the vast majority of traders), Syriza campaigned on a platform of renegotiating the onerous austerity measures under which the Greek populace has been yoked since [...] Continue Reading


EURCZK: Next to Pull the Peg?

Updated -  Jan 23, 2015 3:17:32 PM By Neal Gilbert

You know, it can’t be easy being a central banker right about now. Currencies are swinging wildly on whims of individuals whom are likely growing gray hairs just thinking about what they should do next. As my colleague Matthew Weller outlined earlier, the central bank world appears to be at war with one another, with the biggest player, the Federal Reserve, maintaining neutrality. Of course, it could be argued that the Fed started this [...] Continue Reading


USD: “Losing” the Currency War?

Updated -  Jan 23, 2015 1:40:00 PM By Matt Weller, CMT

It’s been another incredible week for the world’s reserve currency, with the dollar index hitting a new 11-year high near 95.00. By now, we all know the catalyst for the latest dollar rally was yesterday’s announcement of a massive QE program from the European Central Bank, which had led to a 24-hour, 500-pip selloff in EURUSD at one point in today’s European session, though the pair has since stabilized in the 1.12s. The ECB’s [...] Continue Reading


EURUSD in freefall, is parity on the cards?

Updated -  Jan 23, 2015 11:20:00 AM By Kathleen Brooks

As we approached the European close last week, the EUR had fallen more than 3% versus the USD. The driver was the ECB’s decision to embark on a QE programme to combat deflationary forces at work in the Eurozone. In the past the EUR has rallied when the ECB had taken steps to help the struggling currency bloc, think back to the LTRO in early 2012 or the bailout announcements at the peak of the [...] Continue Reading


On Thursday, the European stock markets came to life after a hesitant start as investors had to wait until the start of the ECB press conference before pushing the “buy” button. And that they did as soon as Mario Draghi announced QE. Although question marks were immediately raised about the risk-sharing aspect of bond buying, the fact that these purchases will be a huge 60 billion euros per month until – and potentiallybeyond – September [...] Continue Reading


USDJPY: Not So Fast

Updated -  Jan 22, 2015 3:08:36 PM By Neal Gilbert

Much of the fervor around North America today had less to do with what was actually happening on this continent, and more with what was happening in Europe. Of course, by now everyone is aware that the European Central Bank introduced €60 billion per month of Quantitative Easing that was more than the €50 billion per month they leaked yesterday (if you’re not familiar then I encourage you to read this). In response to [...] Continue Reading


Gold: Ride the Bucking Bull to $1340 Next?

Updated -  Jan 22, 2015 1:40:00 PM By Matt Weller, CMT

Today’s “larger-than-expected” QE program from the ECB will no doubt influence markets for years to come, but one of the most obvious immediate impacts has been the strength in gold. The yellow metal tends to attract flows as a store of value in times of central bank profligacy, and the ECB’s latest announcement definitely qualifies. Last week, we highlighted a clear inverted Head-and-Shoulders pattern on Gold (see “Could This Bullish Technical Pattern Take Gold above [...] Continue Reading


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