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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 21, 2022
I remember $MSTR from the last dot com wreck they lost like 13 b's and caught this nickname: MicroTragedy all factors considered, this episode has been lighter than the last
2022-01-21 20:25:25
JStanleyFX Jan 21, 2022
Nasdaq 100 sellers rushing for the exit ahead of the close bulls had their chance but couldn't make much ground above resistance. bears in control most of the session next support on my chart is the 6 month low, at the 23.6 fibo 14,375 $NDX $QQQ $NQ
2022-01-21 20:13:05
JStanleyFX Jan 21, 2022
Nasdaq 100 $NQ bulls making a go of it 14817 the line in the sand $NDX $QQQ
2022-01-21 16:00:14
JStanleyFX Jan 21, 2022
turns out that a business model built on re-runs of The Office and Friends is far more lucrative than 18 season installments of tiger king $NFLX big level in play, pre-pandemic resistance
2022-01-21 15:08:51
JStanleyFX Jan 21, 2022
Netflix $NFLX well I guess this is something else that's back to pre-pandemic levels 45% off in ~2 months. Not quite $PTON but another item that reminds of the tech bust
2022-01-21 14:56:54
JStanleyFX Jan 21, 2022
Nasdaq 100 RSI oversold on the daily for the first time since early-October. That instance led to a 16.7% run. This is only the 2nd instance on D1 since the pandemic. *RSI can be a terrible timing trigger. But - can provide context re: selling $NQ $NDX $Nas
2022-01-21 14:45:22
Jan 22, 2022