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James Stanley

Senior Strategist


Price action and Macro.

At DailyFX Since: 2010

Trading Style

  • Analytical Profile: Technical and Fundamental
  • Time Frame: Medium-Term (2 Days to 2 Weeks)
  • Type: Event-Driven

Can we guess your trading personality?


  • Started working with equities in 1999, options in 2000 and FX in 2009
  • Worked at Merrill Lynch, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade
  • Frequent contributor to
  • Has spoken at numerous trader expos and conferences over the years


  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Financial Services and Planning from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business

Most Important Trading Lesson Learned

“If you don’t manage your risk, it will manage you. Without a good defense, your offense doesn’t matter. And – hope is a terrible trading strategy.”

Recent tweets

JStanleyFX Dec 1, 2022
$SPX high was set a few days into 2022 since then, price has built into one large wedge. now testing wedge resistance right around 4100, same spot that set support in Feb just as bears were starting to take control next res up 4155, 50% marker support 4050, 4k $ES
2022-12-01 14:57:56
JStanleyFX Dec 1, 2022
$USD just posted its largest monthly loss in over a decade (since Sept. 2010) $DXY was off by -5.06% in November 200 dma came in to help set the monthly low, first interaction there for the US dollar since June of 2021 just as the up-trend was getting started
2022-12-01 01:35:49
JStanleyFX Nov 30, 2022
$SPX from support to res in just a few hours $ES working on first daily close above > the 200 dma since early April next resistance at the trend line + prior swing low ~4100 also marks res for a longer-term falling wedge formation - massive spot PCE tomorrow, #NFP on Fri
2022-11-30 21:02:03
JStanleyFX Nov 30, 2022
$SPX ahead of Powell there's a shelf of short-term support sitting above a spot of longer-term support, am tracking that from around 3915 Resistance somewhat similar, recent highs at 4050, longer-term resistance 4100 $ES
2022-11-30 18:20:37
JStanleyFX Nov 30, 2022
$GBPUSD rising wedge break, now down to fresh lows cable had short-term reversal off of the 1.2000 big fig this morning, now sellers trying to re-take control next significant support on my chart at 1760, maybe something along the way around 1855
2022-11-30 16:05:18
JStanleyFX Nov 30, 2022
$USDJPY support 137.61 is the 38.2 of the Feb-Oct major move came into play a couple weeks ago and held the low, back in on Monday break of 139.60 opens door for a 140 re-test 140.29 after that, daily close above signals bulls regaining control
2022-11-30 15:00:41
Dec 1, 2022