James Stanley


James Stanley

Sr. Strategist

Expertise: Price Action/Macroeconomics

Trading Style:

• Analytical Profile: Technical and Fundamental

• Time Frame: Medium-Term (2 Days to 2 Weeks)

• Type: Event-driven


• Started working with equities in 1999, options in 2000, Fixed income in 2006 and FX in 2009

• Worked at Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade and DailyFX/FXCM

• Former Head of Education at DailyFX


• Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Financial Services and Planning from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business

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USD/ILS to Seven-Year High; Gold, Oil Rally as Geopolitical Tension Jumps

Markets started the week on edge as geopolitical tensions have increased, leading to a bounce in both gold and oil prices.

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USD Price Action: SPX, Rates, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CAD, Gold

There’s been quite a bit of change since the FOMC rate decision last week and some markets are showing that more than others, begging the question as to whether there’s some re-pricing that’s left to be seen.

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September 26, 2023 03:42 PM

US Dollar Fresh 2023 Highs as Yields Drive the DXY Trade

US Treasury yields have shot to fresh highs after last week’s FOMC meeting and this has helped the US Dollar to continue it’s bullish trend after ten consecutive weeks of gains to set a fresh 2023 high. US Dollar bulls have awoken in Q3 as 10-year yields drive to fresh 15-year highs.

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September 25, 2023 10:59 AM
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The Fed Wrestles with Rate Expectations as USD Bulls Continue Push

US Treasury rates jumped this week as the Fed cut their forecasted rate cuts from next year down to two from four, and with US data retaining strength the question remains as to how much more they’ll need to hike before inflation is truly tamed.

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September 22, 2023 01:45 PM
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USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY: Pullbacks Ahead of the BoJ

It’s been a big week for global markets and it’s not over yet, with the Bank of Japan rate decision scheduled for later today.

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September 19, 2023 11:24 AM
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Euro Price Outlook: EUR/USD Support Bounce Ahead of Inflation, FOMC

EUR/USD has been selling off since setting its current high two months ago and it’s a big week for the pair as European inflation data leads into the FOMC rate decision on Wednesday.

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September 18, 2023 02:47 PM
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US Dollar Technical Forecast: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, Gold, USD/JPY

The focus shifts to the Fed next week, with the big question as what the bank sees on the horizon for the rest of the year. US data has remained hot but there are minimal expectations for any actual moves next week.


Gold Prices Test Key Support as USD Strength Drives to Fresh Highs

Gold prices are testing a massive spot of support above the 1900 handle, even as the US Dollar jumps to fresh highs. Can gold bulls turn a support test into a swing?

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September 14, 2023 03:37 PM
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USD/JPY: Resistance Holds at 147.69 as Intervention Threat Remains

USD/JPY bulls have remained persistent even with a rising risk of intervention out of Japan, but a line in the sand has appeared.

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September 13, 2023 03:34 PM

Pre-CPI US Dollar Price Action Setups: EUR/USD, Gold, USD/JPY

The US Dollar is holding near resistance ahead of high-impact data, with tomorrow’s CPI release followed by the Thursday ECB rate decision, and then next week’s FOMC meeting.