Christopher Vecchio

Currency Strategist

News events, market reactions, and macro trends.
Christopher Vecchio is a Currency Analyst for He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Law and Economics from Lafayette College. During his undergraduate program, he gained a strong understanding of fundamental analysis of the foreign exchange markets by examining the interrelationship between geopolitical events, macroeconomic trends, and finance. Christopher also incorporates technical analysis into his research in order paint the most complete picture of what is occurring across various asset classes in the short-term and medium-term.



EUR/USD, USD/JPY Hint at Ugly Potential for USDOLLAR Index

The USDOLLAR Index is treading water, but be wary of the inconsistent performance of its sub-components.

February Seasonality Gives US Dollar Rebound Hope Next Few Weeks

February has typically been one of the better months of the year for the US Dollar. The greenback has its work cut out ahead of it after a weak start to the second month of 2016.

EUR/USD Rally May Slow as Markets Reassess ECB, Fed Policies

EUR/USD immediately benefited from the market pricing out any Fed rate hikes this year, but price may have gotten too far ahead of itself.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Will We See More of Last Week’s Exceptional FX and Commodity Volatility?

The Dollar suffered one of its most abrupt swoons in years until NFPs stabilized the currency. Oil and gold meanwhile generated remarkable volatility and tentative stabs at trends. Will we see more o...

Webinar: January US Nonfarm Payrolls with Christopher Vecchio

Currency Strategist Christopher Vecchio reviews trade setups in USD-pairs around US NFPs and examines recent economic data in context of the Federal Reserve's intended rate hike path.

Preview for January NFPs and Trade Setups for EUR/USD, USD/JPY

The US Dollar needs a lot of help right now. Will today's US Nonfarm Payrolls report lend a hand?

Webinar: Bank of England Rate Decision with Christopher Vecchio

Currency Strategist Christopher Vecchio discusses the implications of the Bank of England's "Super Thursday" and how potential policy shifts may impact GBP-crosses.

USDOLLAR Eyes Major Support Ahead of ADP, ISM Services

Time for US economic data to put up or shut up.

Risk FX Not in the Clear Yet, Particularly the Australian Dollar

The Bank of Japan spurred risk markets into action, but certain FX instruments are already slipping back.

US Dollar Needs Strong Data to Take Advantage of Volatile Sentiment

In a world of relativity, the US Dollar has a chance to outperform its significant counterparts.

Euro Driven by Global Sentiment Trends as BOJ Tips the Scales

January 2016 presented a number of surprises to market participants, including threats of looser monetary policy from the European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China, while the Bank of...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fresh Stimulus, Tentative Recoveries and Heavy FX Event Risk

The BoJ refreshed the global central bank discussion this past week after announcing negative rates. And, risk-oriented markets gained as they have in years past. Is this a return to familiar trends ...

USD/JPY Higher on BOJ’s ’Shock and Awe’ Policy - Will it Last?

Let's put it this way: the BOJ was the most recent central bank to engage in competitive devaluation policies.

Oil Collapse Driven by Panic; Is CAD at a Policy Turning Point?

Register for today's webinar at 9:00 EST/14:00 GMT with James Stanley and Christopher Vecchio to discuss the impact of the oil price crash on FX markets.

USD Dented as FOMC Softens Tone on March Hike

The Fed is already showing signs that it is doubting its ability to raise rates four times this year.

FOMC Preview: For the USD, the Devil is in the Details

The Fed is walking on eggshells these days.

USD Breakout Needs a Spark - Will FOMC Provide it Tomorrow?

Don't discount the ramifications of tomorrow's FOMC policy statement.

Commodity Bloc FX Rebound Pauses - Markets Wait for FOMC

Meanwhile, the Canadian Dollar isn't as sensitive to energy prices this morning.

Euro Burdened By Prospect of ECB Action in March - Is it a Real Threat?

The ECB did as was widely expected and hinted at possible policy action in March. However, the Euro’s decline amid the prospect of fresh easing was rather mild compared to its broader reaction ...

How Will a Volatile Market React to the Fed Decision, US GDP?

While the markets may have recovered ground this past week, investors are far from optimistic. Anxiety pervades and a heavy round of key event risk ahead threatens to easily revive volatility - if no...

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