James Stanley


James Stanley

Sr. Strategist

James Stanley is a strategist and writer based out of New York City with over 23 years of market experience. James began trading stocks during the tech boom in 1999 before starting his career in the industry with Merrill Lynch upon graduation from Baylor University with a business degree. James then worked at TD Ameritrade and Fidelity before finding FXCM and DailyFX, where he spent 13 years helping to build DailyFX Education. While there, James served in a number of roles, starting as a trading instructor hosting live trading webinars in 2010. James held multiple roles during his tenure including analyst, strategist, senior strategist and head of education, while also serving as editor of the US desk.

James focuses on mentoring and this shows in his work through articles and webinars, often incorporating historical examples to illustrate context while trying to present complex ideas in a simple and relatable format. James has extensive experience in bonds, equities, commodities and Forex and is able to weave various asset classes together during his presentations to offer unique insights to viewers and readers. James focuses heavily on price action and often incorporates macroeconomic analysis in the effort of finding and evaluating trends.

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US Dollar Price Action Setups into FOMC: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD

The US Dollar put in a bounce on Wednesday that was largely faded-out on Thursday and Friday, setting the stage for a widely awaited FOMC rate decision on Wednesday.

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March 17, 2023 02:42 PM
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    US Dollar Bounces, US Rates Fall as Banking Worries Build Ahead of ECB

    Yesterday’s bounce in US Treasury yields has been erased as investors have continued their flight-to-quality, with a key ECB rate decision on the calendar for tomorrow.

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    March 15, 2023 12:03 PM
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    JPY Jumps, US Rates Snap Back - Bank Run Fears Drive Risk Aversion

    It was a weekend of worry as the US banking sector is at the center of a risk aversion move in global markets. Regulators have started to step-in, but is it enough, and what might happen from here?

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    March 13, 2023 12:10 PM
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    US dollar price action setups: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY

    The US Dollar started the week with a strong bounce that was soon faded as macro anxiety began to get priced into several markets.

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    March 10, 2023 02:40 PM
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    Gold prices snap back after engulfing formation on the weekly chart

    Gold prices put in a strong bounce last week to create a bullish engulfing pattern. Half-way through the following week and that formation is almost nullified already.

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    March 8, 2023 12:38 PM

    USD/CAD: Ascending Triangle, Fibonacci Resistance

    USD/CAD is showing bullish breakout potential ahead of a busy economic calendar with the Bank of Canada on the calendar for tomorrow.

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    March 7, 2023 09:43 AM

    Stocks in the spotlight, USD drops ahead of Powell speech

    The risk on theme will be tested this week with two days of testimony from FOMC Chair Jerome Powell, and the NFP report set to be released on Friday.

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    March 6, 2023 01:26 PM

    USD Price Action Setups: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CAD

    The US Dollar pulled back this week, setting the stage for next week’s speech from Chair Powell ahead of the release of Non-farm Payrolls.

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    March 3, 2023 02:18 PM
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    Japanese yen weakness drives: USD/JPY EUR/JPY GBP/JPY

    Japanese Yen weakness has re-appeared in Q1 trade, begging the question as to whether another major trend is brewing in the Yen.

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    February 27, 2023 11:28 AM

    USD price action setups: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY

    The US Dollar continued to show strength and the Friday PCE report helped to further that theme as US rates continue to rise ahead of the March FOMC rate decision. 

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    February 24, 2023 01:33 PM