With over 6 years’ experience analysing currency markets, James is now a well-known industry analyst focusing on price action trading and fundamental drivers. Beginning as a private retail trader, James developed a strong interest in understanding the fundamental aspect of the market before pursuing technical trading capabilities which he now uses to identify opportunities over a short-term horizon. Alongside his market experience, James is also IMC certified having achieved the qualification to help further his understanding not only of the markets but the industry as a whole. James has a strong interest in both fundamentals and technicals and uses both forms of analysis in generating and executing trade ideas, with trades generally lasting from a few hours to a few days.


Weekly Commodities Wrap

Gold The yellow metal fell to a fresh nineteen month low this week before posting a mild recovery later in the week as the US Dollar conceded some of its recent gains. The pullback in USD is attributed to news of talks between the US and China over their ongoing trade conflict. It has been announced that a delegation from China, led by Wang Sho...

2018-08-17 Read more

Chinese Leaders Showing Concern Over Negative Effects Of Trade War

As the US / China trade war rolls on, the effects on both economic sentiment and outlook in China are becoming clearly visible. Indeed, leaders in China are starting to show stronger signs of concern regarding the situation. Over the last few days, the Commerce Ministry alongside the police and other agencies have been asking exporters to inquir...

2018-08-15 Read more

USDTRY Surges To 7 As Erdogan Accuses the US of Trying to Sabotage Turkey

As the Turkish Lira plunged to fresh lows against USD with USDTRY hitting 7 for the first time in history, the country’s leader used a national press conference to accuse the US of trying to “stab it in the back”. Following the imposition of sanctions on Turkey by the US last week over the country’s refusal to extradite a US pastor held in deten...

2018-08-14 Read more

US Inflation Remains Steady Near 3%

US Dollar bulls received yet more good news at the end of last week as Friday’s CPI readings for July came in above expectations at 2.9% on the headline reading, remaining unchanged from June and 2.4% on the core (the measure which strips out food and energy prices).  Notably, the headline figure, at 2.9495%, was within a whisker of being rounde...

2018-08-14 Read more

FX COT Update

EURUSD Non-Commercials reduced their net long positions in the Euro last week selling 12k contracts to take the total position to 11k contracts. The record long position that built up in EUR over the first few months of the year, on expectations of faster ECB monetary tightening, has now been reduced by around 90% as the market has reacted ...

2018-08-13 Read more

Weekly Commodities Wrap

Gold The yellow metal was lower once again this week, printing its fifth consecutive losing week, as the US Dollar climbed higher on global geopolitical tensions. With the Fed having reaffirmed its commitment to continuing its tightening program this year, and data continuing to print firmly, USD has been enjoying a renewed rally over recent we...

2018-08-10 Read more

TRY Plummets 13% Overnight Against USD in Latest FX “Flash-Crash”

In the latest “flash-crash” episode for the market, the Turkish Lira suffered a sharp and sudden fall overnight plunging around 13% against the US Dollar. TRY has been under increasing pressure this year as a stronger US Dollar and domestic economic concerns have weighed on prices, with the CBRT seemingly unable to stop the declines with their p...

2018-08-10 Read more

NZD Sinks As RBNZ Pushes Forecasts for A Rate Hike From 2019 to 2020

At its August monetary policy meeting held overnight, as anticipated the RBNZ kept rates unchanged disappointing the bulls with a more dovish tone than expected. Commenting on the outlook for the bank’s rate path, the RBNZ reaffirmed its message that “the direction of our next move could be up or down”. However, in a more dovish twist, the bank ...

2018-08-09 Read more

NFU Warns That UK Will Run Out of Food In One Year Under A “No -Deal” Brexit

As the Brexit negotiations rollercoaster continues to peak and trough, the National Farmers Union have now fuelled further panic by hitting headlines with a report that claims Britain would run out of food within a year if it was forced to be self-sufficient. The president of the Farmers’ Union Minette Batters requested that the government place...

2018-08-08 Read more

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