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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 Aug 8, 2022
three #Bitcoin charts 1. Weekly - support bounce from 6.18 still holding 2. Daily - bounce has stuck w/in channel, when combined with prior sell-off = bear flag 3. H4 - falling wedge built inside of channel, broke out on fri evening next res 25k-25,401 $BTCUSD
2022-08-08 21:41:17
JStanleyFX Aug 8, 2022
Price Action Setups Around Rates: USD, EUR/JPY, Nasdaq and S&P 500 $USD $USDJPY $EURJPY $SPX $NDX
2022-08-08 19:25:32
JStanleyFX Aug 8, 2022
2022-08-08 19:07:03
JStanleyFX Aug 8, 2022
$Gold back up to resistance 1806 shorter-term, ascending triangle next res zone on my chart 1832-1842 $GC
2022-08-08 17:49:03
JStanleyFX Aug 8, 2022
$SPX resistance 4186.5 is the 23.6 of the 'pandemic move' ES was last in-play as resistance in late-May/early-June $ES
2022-08-08 17:03:03
JStanleyFX Aug 8, 2022
$NVDA with some impact on stock indices the 9th heaviest weighted stock in $SPX warned of lower revs this morning pre-bell, from 8.1b to 6.7b, full report on 8/24 NVDA gapped down and bounced on open, caught res on TL and is now LOD helping $NQ to pull off of the trendline
2022-08-08 16:23:16
Aug 8, 2022