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Christopher Vecchio, CFA

Senior Strategist

Expertise: News events, market reactions, and macro trends.

At DailyFX Since: 2008

Trading Style

  • Analytical Profile: Technical and Fundamental
  • Time Frame: Long-Term (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Type: Position

Can we guess your trading personality?

Experience

  • Started trading in equities in 2004 and FX in 2008
  • Has worked with DailyFX since attending college in 2008 starting with an internship
  • Has consulted multi-national firms on FX hedging and has lectured at Duke Law School on FX derivatives trading

Education

  • B.A. in Economics & B.A. in Political Science from Lafayette College
  • CFA charterholder as of August 2017

Most Important Trading Lesson Learned

“Trading is about taking decisive action, but you need to be divorced from your emotions. Getting married to a position in the market is a result of many cognitive biases interfering with a sound trading and investment strategy. It’s important to remain objective and be willing to admit defeat as soon as the evidence accumulates against your favor. It’s better to take a small loss and admit you were wrong than take a big loss because you insisted that you were right.”

Recent tweets

CVecchioFX Jun 15, 2021
Markets are quiet because we’re in the pre-FOMC drift, but also because #ger #fra UEFA Euro game. Barring something unexpected, probably remains a low vol environment until June Fed meeting wraps up tomorrow.
CVecchioFX Jun 15, 2021
Semiconductor shortage? Outrageous lumber prices? Used cars? Those narratives are all in the data: - Motor vehicles & parts -3.7% - Furniture & home furniture stores -2.1% - Electronics & appliance stores -3.4% - Building materials -6.9%
CVecchioFX Jun 15, 2021
May US retail sales miss expectations at -1.3% vs -0.7% exp (m/m). Core misses as well, -0.7% vs +0.4% exp. But a look beneath the hood tells a familiar story: supply chain constraints have lifted prices, so consumers are spending less.
CVecchioFX Jun 14, 2021
Ukrainian President Zelensky says that Ukraine has been admitted to NATO. No word out confirming from @POTUS or @SecBlinken. If true, not the kind of development that would make Russia/Putin happy. https://t.co/dRSAUz7t0t
CVecchioFX Jun 11, 2021
@JStanleyFX https://t.co/wwHdiue9W2
2021-06-11 15:36:13
CVecchioFX Jun 10, 2021
The charts don't reflect it, but there was an ECB meeting today - and ECB President Lagarde is actually talking now! $EURUSD a mere +0.05% on the day, even after the US inflation report. Feeling like it's going to be a "World Cup"-like summer for FX markets.
Jun 15, 2021