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David Rodriguez - Quantitative Strategist

David Rodriguez
Quantitative Strategist

Expertise: Quantitative analysis, algorithmic trading, and retail trader sentiment.

David Rodriguez is a Quantitative Strategist for DailyFX, specializing in statistical studies and the algorithmic trading systems which drive the DailyFX PLUS Trading Signals. He holds a degree in economics from Williams College with heavy emphasis on quantitative methods and began trading financial markets during the tech boom and bust of 1999-2001. Though his focus has shifted to currencies, he keeps his finger on the pulse of a broad range of financial instruments.

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Posts by David Rodriguez:

  • US Dollar Remains a Sell Until this Changes

    Mon Mar 02 16:15:00 GMT 2015

    Markets stand at a crossroads ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting and US Nonfarm Payrolls results. Why might the Euro bounce and US Dollar shed gains?

  • Weekly Trading Forecast: Expect Heavy Seas Between NFPs, ECB and RBA

    Sat Feb 28 01:48:00 GMT 2015

    A hiccup of volatility this past week nudged the FX and capital markets. The depth of event risk ahead will spur much more.

  • US Dollar Likely to Reverse versus Japanese Yen in Week Ahead

    Sat Feb 28 00:00:00 GMT 2015

    The Japanese Yen traded lower versus the US Dollar for the third week in four and left the USDJPY exchange rate near the key ¥120 level. Why might the week ahead finally bring a major breakout?

  • US Dollar May Break to Further Highs but Euro’s Next Move Critical

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    A major shift in retail forex positioning suggests the US Dollar may rally further, but it will be critical to watch the Euro’s near $1.11 for larger moves.

  • British Pound Outlook Mixed versus Japanese Yen

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the GBPJPY may continue lower. The trading crowd has grown less net-long from yesterday and last week. The combination of curren...

  • New Zealand Dollar Rally May be Cut Short

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are short gives signal that the NZDUSD may continue higher. The trading crowd has grown less net-short from yesterday but further short since last week. Th...

  • Australian Dollar at Risk of Turn Lower

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the AUDUSD may continue lower. The trading crowd has flipped from net-short to net-long from yesterday and last week. The combin...

  • USDJPY Rallies Should be Sold, Dips Bought

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the USDJPY may continue lower. The trading crowd has grown less net-long from yesterday and last week. The combination of curren...

  • Sharp Shift in Sentiment Warns of British Pound Weakness

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the GBPUSD may continue lower. The trading crowd has grown further net-long from yesterday and last week. The combination of cur...

  • Euro Forecast Turns Bearish as it Breaks $1.13

    Thu Feb 26 16:55:00 GMT 2015

    We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the EURUSD may continue lower. The trading crowd has flipped from net-short to net-long from yesterday and last week. The combin...

  • Looking to Sell Major Euro Rallies, Buy Dips in Week Ahead

    Mon Feb 23 16:10:00 GMT 2015

    An important change in forex market conditions has led us to change our trading outlook. Major Euro or US Dollar moves seem unlikely – time to buy low/sell high.

  • US Dollar Likely to Offer Steady Range Trading Opportunities Ahead

    Thu Feb 12 16:10:00 GMT 2015

    Sharp shifts in forex trader sentiment warn that the US Dollar is likely to offer range-trading opportunities versus the Euro and Yen.

  • British Pound May Hold Gains versus Japanese Yen

    Thu Feb 12 16:05:00 GMT 2015

    Retail FX traders have remained mostly long the British Pound versus the Japanese Yen, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment has kept us mostly bearish.

  • New Zealand Dollar Rally Falls Short

    Thu Feb 12 16:05:00 GMT 2015

    Choppy moves in the New Zealand Dollar have forced similar indecision in trader sentiment, and our short-term trading bias remains neutral until we see further clarity.

  • Australian Dollar Targets Further Lows

    Thu Feb 12 16:05:00 GMT 2015

    An aggressive reversal in the Australian Dollar warns that the currency may remain in its long-standing downtrend versus the US Dollar.

  • US Dollar Likely to Remain in Range versus Yen

    Thu Feb 12 16:05:00 GMT 2015

    Retail FX traders remain long the US Dollar versus the Japanese Yen, but a noteworthy pullback in positions leaves us with an admittedly unclear short-term trading bias.

  • British Pound Forecast to Hit Further Highs

    Thu Feb 12 16:05:00 GMT 2015

    A meaningful pullback in retail FX trader sentiment has helped confirm a potentially significant British Pound reversal versus the US Dollar.

  • Euro Dips Could be Bought, Rallies Sold

    Thu Feb 12 16:05:00 GMT 2015

    The Euro seems unlikely to break significantly out of its recent trading range as volatility drops, and indeed our retail FX sentiment data shows traders have pulled back from recent extremes.

  • US Dollar Bounce Forces us to Rethink Trading Strategy

    Mon Feb 09 16:35:00 GMT 2015

    The US Dollar may stick to a tight trading range versus the Euro and other currencies, and we’re changing our trading strategy outlook accordingly.

  • Weekly Trading Forecast: Is This the Return of the Greek Crisis and V...

    Sat Feb 07 04:30:00 GMT 2015

    All of the driving fundamental themes are gaining momentum: rate speculation for the Fed and BoE; concerns of a revived Greece crisis; and fear of a market collapse despite stimulus.

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