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.


Breakout Trading Like A Boss

In this session James will be exploring one of the most popular trading styles used by experienced traders over many years to trade the markets. Our expert analyst will explain what breakout trading is, look at its pros and cons, detail specific breakout strategies as well as highlight the tools that can help your breakout trading flourish! W...

2018-06-21 Read more

Weekly Commodities Wrap: Metals Down & Dollar Up As Investors Focus On Hawkish Fed

Gold The yellow metal collapsed lower this week due to the much stronger US Dollar which rose to an 11-month high this week. Despite broader concerns for the US economic outlook in the wake of continued trade tensions with China, investors instead chose to focus on the Hawkish shift in the Fed. The Fed meeting saw rates raised for the second ti...

2018-06-21 Read more

OPEC Meeting In Focus As Hopes For A Production Increase Are Threatened

The upcoming OPEC meeting this week has taken on a great deal of focus given recent developments. Last week Russian and Saudi Arabian leaders met alongside the opening game of the World Cup to discuss plans to increase oil production while maintaining the petro-alliance forged in 2016. The proposals are centred around forming an OPEC+ group that...

2018-06-21 Read more

Merkel Under Fire As CSU Issues Stark Ultimatum Over Migration Policy

While most of the recent market attention has been on the political situation in Italy, the political environment in Germany has been bubbling over. The historic alliance between the German CDU party (of Chancellor Merkel) and the Bavarian CSU party has become strained to the point of breaking over diverging views on migration policy. CSU Break...

2018-06-20 Read more

Chinese Media Lashes Out At Trump As Trade War Heats Up Again

The global concern for a trade war continues to build as the rhetoric between the US and China has intensified over the last week. Chinese state media has criticised the moves by the White House, labelling the Trump administration “selfish”, “rude” and “mundane”. An editorial in the state owned Global Times said on Sunday “the unpredictabilit...

2018-06-19 Read more

EUR Craters On ECB Promise To Keep Rates Low Until Summer 2019

The market was rocked last week as the ECB delivered a blow with a double-edged sword at its June monetary policy meeting. The central bank announced that it would wind down its massive quantitative easing program by the end of 2018 though bulls were left disappointed as Draghi added the caveat that rates will be kept on hold “at least through t...

2018-06-19 Read more

FX COT Update: EUR Longs Reigned In Ahead of ECB

EURUSD Non-Commercials reduced their net long positions in the Euro last week selling 1k contracts to take the total position to 88k contracts. This latest position adjustment reflected light position covering ahead of the June ECB meeting where the central bank kept policy unchanged as expected. EUR bulls were left disappointed however, as...

2018-06-18 Read more

What Were Russia and Saudi Arabia Talking About At The Opening Game Of The World Cup?

While most of the world was concentrating on the football last night, with Saudi Arabia and Russia opening the 2018 world cup tournament, the two countries were also meeting for another important reason. Alongside the sports, President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, met with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, for talks aimed at boostin...

2018-06-15 Read more

Weekly Commodities Wrap: US Dollar Down As China Trade War Concerns Intensify

Gold The yellow metal rose slightly this week, taking its cues from a weakened US Dollar which fell in response to the June FOMC meeting. The sell-off came despite the Fed raising rates as expected and upgrading its rate hike forecast for the rest of the year from one hike previously to two hikes. The weakness is reportedly due to President Tru...

2018-06-14 Read more

Fed Raises Rates & Upgrades “Dot Plot” As Inflation Meets Positive Forecasts

Inflation Rises In Line With Expectations USD bulls were given some encouragement this week as the latest data showed May inflation in the US printing in-line with expectations, with the headline measure rising 0.2% month-over-month. This latest increase raises the inflation rate to 2.8% from 2.5% in April, marking the fastest increase since 20...

2018-06-14 Read more

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