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Dollar strengthening

Reassessing Risks with the U.S. Dollar Strengthening

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the USA holding 290 votes of the Electoral College against 228 earned by former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. In the popular vote the democratic candidate won by 668,273 votes, but Trump’s success to gain in key swing states took the majority of the […]

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currencies

Origins Benefiting as their Currencies Slide

Risk assets had a steep decline last Friday after a voting member of the FOMC commented that the economy could overheat if rates remain low. The fall came a day after ECB’s president disappointed the expectations for an extension of the bond buying program of the monetary authority, saying that the committee will study how […]

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CFD Trading

Basic Things You Need to Know About CFD Trading

When a trade is entered in the market, there is usually an opening price and a closing price. A Contract for Difference (CFD) as the name suggests, is the actual difference between the opening price and the closing price of a financial product. A CFD is a financial instrument that can be traded, and it […]

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British Pound daily chart for April 11, 2014 - FX

FX Play in the Cable

The recent ascent in the British Pound has lifted futures near 1.6800 in June challenging the highs from mid-February. This has been a steady climb since bottoming in July of 13′ but what I find interesting looking at the weekly chart below it appears the line in the sand is just above that level, as […]

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Canadian dollar - CAD - Loonie

The Loonie…A Broken Wing but it Can Still Fly

Today is December 5th and it looks like it may be the first positive session in the Canadian dollar in 10 sessions. Future traded to their lowest levels since May of 2010 yesterday but for now it appears .9350 will be the line in the sand in December futures. One cannot look at the Canadian […]

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Things to consider when choosing a forex broker

Things To Consider When Choosing A Forex Broker

Sometimes the Forex market can seem a bit like the Wild West. The number of Forex brokers out there is almost unlimited, with each claiming to be the best in the market. Given the fact that forex trading is a high-risk, high leverage enterprise, the last thing you want is a broker who is not […]

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Dollar Index Futures chart, August 30, 2013 - The Buck Appears

The Buck Appears to be Appreciating

I want to revisit the topic of the US dollar as I do feel an interim bottom was established in recent weeks and it appears we will see a rebound in the immediate future. I’ve been calling for this for several weeks but we only got confirmation this week with a close above the 20 […]

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U.S. Treasury Bond chart for August 23, 2013 - Debt

A Reversal in the Debt Complex

Since establishing an interim top this has been a one way trade since the beginning of May where the long end and short end of the curve has gotten hit. 30-yr bonds have depreciated 12%, 10-yr notes are lower by 7% and the March 16’ Eurodollar futures are lower by 1.3%. Lets quantify this…what are […]

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Greenback - US Dollar Index Futures chart for August 22, 2013

Greenback – The Round Mound of Rebound

Not to date myself but for all those Charles Barkley fans out recognize that “Sir Charles” was a formidable force and the shortest player at 6’6 to lead the league in rebounds. Serving as inspiration I expect the US dollar to stage a rebound from current trade. The same support levels that held in mid-June […]

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Euro USD - Eurodollars

Continue to short Eurodollars

Energy: I was looking for a rally to get short Crude oil again after exiting client’s bearish trades and the market delivered higher by 2.64% today. I did not catch the high today so clients that resold October futures are down on the futures leg. I opted to buy 1:1 September $105 calls against their […]

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