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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 Jan 28, 2022
Nasdaq 100 net price action for this week a doji $NQ $NDX $QQQ
2022-01-28 21:04:21
JStanleyFX Jan 28, 2022
Gold Gets Rekt After Fake Break - #GOLD chart on @TradingView
JStanleyFX Jan 28, 2022
Gold Gets Rekt After Fake Break - #GOLD chart on @TradingView
JStanleyFX Jan 28, 2022
DJIA daily chart pretty interesting this is called a 'stick sandwich' - extreme indecision over past 5 trading days weekly a bit cleaner, just a doji for now. but the devil is in the details $YM $DIA $DJIA
2022-01-28 17:49:54
JStanleyFX Jan 28, 2022
impressive move in $AUDUSD this week, back to the 70 handle historically this has been a massive spot for the pair, rarely cuts through that easily RBA on Monday night, Tuesday morning
2022-01-28 17:33:21
JStanleyFX Jan 28, 2022
RT @WVenketas: 🔶 Things you need to keep in mind ahead of the #BOE rate decision next week! $GBPUSD #cable #pound #sterling @DailyFX http…
Jan 29, 2022