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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 5, 2022
$SPX pulling back from res ~4100 was the Feb swing low + now confluent with bearish TL taken from this year's lower highs 4k support potential, 3912 below that $ES
2022-12-05 16:44:00
JStanleyFX Dec 5, 2022
$EURUSD testing breakout to start the week NFP Friday was a support hold at the 1.0500 psych level now pushing through the 1.0580 fibo level, same spot that caught the highs in late June
2022-12-05 13:34:07
JStanleyFX Dec 1, 2022
massive breakout in $Gold 3 month highs but there's res just a bit higher, from around 1819-1824 above that, 1850 is key as that's the 50% mark of this year's sell-off prior res at 1791-1795 now support potential $GC 1769, 1750 below that #NFP tomorrow, widening out levels
2022-12-01 22:28:50
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
Dec 5, 2022