All posts by John Benjamin

John has over 8 years of experience specializing in the currency markets, tracking the macroeconomic and geopolitical developments shaping the financial markets. John applies a mix of fundamental and technical analysis and has a special interest in inter-market analysis and global politics.


Markets still not convinced about faster pace of rate hikes from the Fed

Summary: Jerome Powell nominated to lead the Federal Reserve for the next five-year term FOMC vacancies exposes more inclination to the hawkish side FOMC doves, […]

Nov 17

EU Commission Autumn Forecasts Upbeat

The European Union Commission released its autumn economic forecasts last week. As widely expected, based on the recent trends in the economy and the receding […]

Nov 16

Range bar trading strategy – Support, Resistance and Trend lines

Price action trading can be one of the simplest ways to trade the markets. Although indicators tend to offer some perspective, experienced traders will no […]

Nov 15

Riksbank stays neutral. QE extension unlikely: Meeting Minutes

Riksbank meeting minutes from October released; Minutes show a cautious stand from the central bank as QE purchases likely to end in December 2017. Summary: […]

Nov 14

FX Week Ahead: Inflation and GDP reports

Inflation and GDP data will be the main dominating themes this coming week. Data from the Eurozone, Canada, the United States, the UK, and Sweden […]

Nov 13

British Pound – Where to from here?

Last week, the Bank of England hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade by 25 basis points. The rate hike was […]

Nov 10

Growth momentum picks up in the Eurozone but inflation slows

Summary: Eurozone flash GDP estimates show economic activity expanded 0.6% on the quarter in Q3 2017 Second quarter GDP was revised higher to 0.7% from […]

Nov 09

What are Range Bars? Trading strategies using the Range bar

Range bars belong to a type of chart that is independent of time. Unlike the more conventional chart types such as the candlestick and bar […]

Nov 08

Nonfarm payrolls rebound in October – Three takeaways

On Friday, November 3, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly payroll figures for the month of October. Although the number of jobs […]

Nov 07

FX Week Ahead: RBNZ and RBA rate decisions

The week ahead will see the continuation of the central bank decisions with the focus turning to the RBA and the RBNZ. Both the central […]

Nov 06