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.

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Intraday Technical Analysis 17th August

Daily Forex Market Preview, 17/08/2018 Australia's wage report showed that the unemployment rate fell 5.3% in July. The decline came on a slight decrease in the participation rate. Data showed that the economy lost a net 3.9k jobs. This missed expectations of a 15k increase. In the UK, retail sales jumped 0.7% on the month in July beating es...


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Canada’s Economic Outlook – Unemployment rate falls

The economic reports from Canada last week painted a mixed picture. While on one hand, the labor market was seen to be steady, other reports pertaining to the housing market came out mixed. Data released last week showed that Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8% for July. This was better than expected as economists polled forecast that the...


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Intraday Technical Analysis 16th August

Daily Forex Market Preview, 16/08/2018 The U.S. dollar was seen trading a bit subdued on Wednesday. However, price action was seen staying firm for the most part. Economic data over the day saw the Australia wage price index. For the second quarter, wages grew at a pace of 0.6% matching estimates. In the UK, inflation was seen rising for the...


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Oil flip-flops amid mixed fundamentals

OPEC reports lower production from Saudi Arabia Th USA imposes fresh sanctions on Iran, threatens nations still trading with Iran Weekly crude oil inventories report a build up EIA revises down U.S. oil production for 2018 Oil prices were seen trading mixed during the week amid a mixed fundamental outlook. While the core fundamen...


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Intraday Technical Analysis 15th August

Daily Forex Market Preview, 15/08/2018 The U.S. dollar maintained its dominance on Tuesday. Economic data showed China's industrial production rising 6.0% on the year. The data missed estimates of a 6.3% increase. Retail sales in China also came out lower than expected at 8.8%. The data underlined the fact that the trade wars were starting to h...


2018-08-15 Read more

China inflation in July rises, PPI subdued

China's National Bureau of Statistics released the consumer and factory inflation reports for July. The data showed that factory price inflation had cooled but was better than expected. The reports come amid a possible slowdown in the global economy with Beijing and Washington locked in escalating trade tensions. The reports are the first aft...


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Intraday Technical Analysis 14th August

Daily Forex Market Preview, 14/08/2018 The U.S. dollar index was seen trading flat on Monday with the technical pattern confirming a doji close. A bearish follow through from here on could signal a near-term correction. Economic data for the day was sparse. Still, the Turkish lira continued to plunge dragging down the euro currency rather brief...


2018-08-14 Read more

ECB stays optimistic on growth, driven by consumption

The European Central bank released its economic bulletin on Wednesday last week. In the note, the central bank claimed that private consumption in the Eurozone had further room to grow. The central bank sounded optimistic as it expects the economic expansion to grow despite external headwinds. [shortcode-variables slug="learn-forex-basics"] ...


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Intraday Technical Analysis 13th August

Daily Forex Market Preview, 13/08/2018 The U.S. dollar gained on Friday as the geopolitical tensions saw the Turkish lira plummeting. The euro was also not spared as initially news reports citing the ECB showed that the central bank was concerned about exposure to Turkey. The U.S. dollar index surged to new highs by Friday's close. [shortcod...


2018-08-13 Read more

FX Week Ahead: UK inflation and the jobs report

The markets look to a relatively quiet trading week as far as scheduled economic events are concerned. The news from the UK will, of course, dominate the headlines in an otherwise quiet week. Data from the UK will cover the inflation and the jobs report. This comes following last week's preliminary GDP release. Elsewhere, the labor market ...


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