Bitcoin showing signs of a reversal.

    Bitcoin has seen a large tumble in its price since it reached its peak of $70,000, however there are signs that the price may be ready to break out of its downtrend.   Background With rising inflation and a tense geopolitical climate, growth equities and risk assets have felt the pinch and Bitcoin has been right in the...

August 9, 2022
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What is going on with Taiwan?

What is going on with Taiwan?   Taiwan is back in the news after US speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi visited the country causing a fiery reaction from the mainland of China.   Historical background   In order to understand the causes of the China/Taiwan tension, some historical perspective is needed. The current te...

August 4, 2022
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USDJPY ready to bounce or retrace further.

USDJPY ready to bounce or retrace further.   The USDJPY has been recently provided great buying opportunities for traders. However, in recent days it has posted its largest drop since beginning the current upward at the beginning of January 2021. The question remains, is this just a standard retracement or is it a symbol of a much bigger...

August 3, 2022
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Reserve Bank of Australia hikes Cash Rate by 0.50%

    The Reserve Bank of Australia, (RBA) has increased the Country’s cash rate by half a percent to combat the rising inflation in its latest cash rate change. The increase was in line with most analyst’s expectations as the RBA continues to fight inflation and bring it back into the 2-3% range. The current forecast from the RBA...

August 2, 2022
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US dollar drops as the economy shrinks by 0.9% for the last quarter.

US economic data revealed last night shows that the country’s GDP has shrunk by 0.9%, although some are remaining positive that a recession may still be avoided. Despite the worrying figures, Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, outlined his belief that due to low unemployment figures of 3.6% and a strong market for jobs with 11 million job open...

July 29, 2022
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Australian CPI figures increase to 6.1%

The Australian Consumer data was released today with Consumer Price Index rising to 6.1% over the past 12 months. For the quarter, the CPI rose by 1.8% which was 0.1% lower then what analysts expected the figure to be. This was also lower then the 2.1% jump seen in the previous March quarter. The most significant contributors to the increase were n...

July 27, 2022
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Is the AUDUSD ready to reverse?

Recent History The USD has been on a tear in recent months as volatile market conditions have sent the currency rocketing. Inflationary pressures and recession fears have seen investors turn to the USD whilst at the same time taking off risk from the AUD. The AUD's drop has also been further is largely due to a decrease in the price of commodities...

July 21, 2022
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GBPAUD – Containing A Sudden AUD Price Surge

Markets Eager To Resume As the Easter holidays fade, we quickly saw a market resurgence of traders looking to resume normality. Perhaps one of the more stand-out movers during today's London session was none other than the Pound Aussie cross (GBPAUD). Following the Reserve Bank of Australia's announcement to hold interest rates at 0.1%, the recent...

April 7, 2021
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GBPCAD – G10’s Best Performing Currencies Lock Horns

GBPCAD – Hourly Individually, both the British Pound and the Canadian Dollar have surged in recent trading sessions, appearing relatively strong against their peers in the short-term. With the latest fundamental data suggesting both currencies have benefited from similar economic drivers, it could be tough to navigate a directional bias for GB...

February 11, 2021
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AUDNZD – Kiwi Returning To The Status Quo

AUDNZD – Daily Despite the Australian Dollar having a strong rally towards the end of last year, it appears the New Zealand Dollar is once again regaining the upper hand against its counterpart. New Zealand is ticking many of the economic boxes of late, and from a fundamental point of view, it's not hard to envisage a return of strength for th...

February 3, 2021
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EURGBP – Sterling Applying The Pressure

EURGBP – Hourly Since the 12th of January, we've seen much choppy price action in the EURGBP cross, with Pound Sterling applying the more significant selling pressure. This shorter-term bearish bias is what we'll be looking at in today's Chart of The Day using the hourly time frame. Firstly, we can see the initial DiNapoli target of 0.8854 ...

January 26, 2021
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COTD: GBPAUD – Pound Finding Bearish Territory

GBPAUD - Hourly GBPAUD -   We saw GBPAUD attempt a stronger recovery last month, but it appears the Pound may not have the resolve to push higher as we enter into October. In today's Chart of The Day, we examine the hourly chart using the Ichimoku method. In the shorter-term, it appears the latest weekly pivot points of 1.80 and 1.77 play...

October 1, 2020
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Forex This Week: What to Expect

In the month of May, major currencies were stronger against the US dollar as risk sentiment improved and haven currencies like the US dollar, the Yen and Swiss franc have lost momentum. Commodity-linked currencies were among the best performers against the US dollar; lifted by higher commodity prices. Source: Bloomberg   The US Dollar As ge...

June 1, 2020
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EURUSD: EU Recovery Plan and EU’s Frugal Four

EU Recovery Fund After a standoff between the EU and Germany, following a critical ruling on ECB’s quantitative easing program by Germany’s constitutional court, the gradual reopening of economies of member states within the Eurozone has brought some optimism. The downside risks for the Eurozone and its shared currency have somewhat eased ...

May 26, 2020
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Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession?

Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession? Europe’s largest economy and the world’s fourth-largest economy is at risk of going into a technical recession.  Such recession arises after two consecutive quarters of economic decline. In the second quarter of 2019, the German’s economy had contracted by 0.1% compared to a growth of 0.4% ...

November 12, 2019
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