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Sean Hyman has close to 17 years experience as a stockbroker, manager, and trader. He became interested in the financial markets at a young age and decided to work for Charles Schwab in Orlando, FL. He later went on to run a technical analysis “call in” line for their million dollar + clients and active traders. Through the years, he’s refined his trading approach through the use of fundamental/technical analysis and intermarket analysis. He currently works in the FXCM Dallas office.

  1. News in 60 Seconds: USD & JPY reign supreme as stock futures drop!

    by , 05-25-2010 at 09:30 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    New DailyFX Course press release:

    Biggest % gainers: USD/CAD up 1.89%, GBP/AUD and the dollar is up against the exotics as money runs away from "riskier assets": USD/ZAR, USD/TRY, USD/SGD.

    Biggest % losers: AUD/JPY down 2.86%, CAD/JPY down 2.77%, NZD/JPY, EUR/JPY, AUD/USD, GBP/JPY, CHF/JPY, EUR/USD. Most of the yen pairs are down over 2%. So the dollar is benefiting today, but the yen is benefiting more (which is typical).

  2. News in 60 Seconds: Commodities rise as dollar falls before Fed interest rates!

    by , 03-16-2010 at 09:45 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Biggest % gainers: GBP/JPY up 0.79%, CHF/JPY, GBP/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/USD on mild JPY & USD weakness before today's FOMC interest rate announcement at 2:15pm EST.

    Biggest % losers: USD/CHF down 0.40%, AUD/CHF on mild CHF strength.

    Commodities are strong this morning...

    Oil $80.61
    Gold $1,122

    EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment better at 44.5 vs. 43.5 expected. 45.1 last time though.

    USD Building Permits 0.61M as expected. Last time 0.62M.

    USD Interest rates expected to be held steady at today's FOMC announcement at 2:15pm EST (at the range of 0 to 0.25%).

    Japan's interest rates come out tonight
    BUT they never give a certain time ...
  3. News in 60 Seconds: GBP declines as stocks & futures trade lower overnight!

    by , 03-15-2010 at 09:51 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Biggest % gainers: EUR/GBP up 0.50%, USD/CHF, USD/JPY, CHF/JPY, USD/CAD on mild USD strength and mild JPY weakness....also on fairly strong GBP weakness.

    Biggest % losers: GBP/USD down 0.91%, GBP/CHF, GBP/JPY on fairly strong GBP weakness.

    Oil $80.25
    Gold $1,104

    USD TIC Long-Term Purchases much worse at 19.1B vs.50.3B expected and 63.3B last time. Ouch! Net inflows into the U.S. was anemic at best. (shows global demand for U.S. assets basically).

    AUD Monetary Policy Minutes out tonight at 8:30pm EST.

    U.S. Stock Futures down. Decline in the emerging markets and decline in metals influencing stock futures lower.

    Japan Raises Economic Assessment ...
  4. News in 60 Seconds: ADP numbers come in "less negative"!

    by , 02-03-2010 at 09:46 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Biggest % gainers: USD/JPY up 0.44%, CHF/JPY on mild JPY weakness.

    Biggest % losers: NZD/USD down 0.56%, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, EUR/USD on mild USD weakness. Nothing moving up or down materially this morning.

    Oil $$77
    Gold $1,113

    Stock Futures slightly lower. Pfizer & MetLife's earnings miss estimates and weigh on the stock futures.

    U.S. Treasury says they will hit the 12.4 trillion debt limit this month!

    GBP Services PMI worse
    at 54.5 vs. 56.6 expected.

    China's trading pares back as it prepares for its biggest national holiday,...the Lunar New Year.

    USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change better at -22K vs. -31K expected. Previous ...
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