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.



US Dollar on Unsteady Ground Ahead of Yellen’s Speech Tomorrow

Markets have been quiet, but there are events on the horizon that could shake things up into the end of the week.

USDOLLAR Index Looks to CPI, FOMC Minutes to Break Range

A quiet calendar today gives way to isolated yet significant instances of event risk over the next two days.

Will US Data Help USDOLLAR Shake Off Weekly Doji?

Will today's US data break the greenback out of its week-long slumber?

Preview for Banxico: Mexican CB Expected to Hold Overnight Rate at 4.25%

Banxico should maintain the overnight rate unchanged at 4.25%, after a surprise hike in June.

USDOLLAR Index Yo-Yos; Aussie and Kiwi Break Conventional Wisdom

The Aussie and Kiwi bucked conventional wisdom the past two weeks, rallying after the RBA and RBNZ cut rates. Why?

USDOLLAR Falls Back after Bearish Key Reversal Yesterday

The USDOLLAR Index is relatively flat, but that doesn't mean the individual components aren't moving. Two pique our interest at present time.

AUD/USD Nears Key Resistance, GBP/USD Triangle Breakdown Continues

The USDOLLAR Index is relatively flat, but that doesn't mean the individual components aren't moving. Two pique our interest at present time.

Quiet Calendar has US Dollar Focused on Fed Rate Expectations

Watch Fed rate hike expectations this week, nothing more.

EUR/USD Ebbs and Flows, but Not Due to Euro Influences

EUR/USD spilled lower into the end of the week after another strong US jobs report, but over the immediate future, there are few reasons to expect significant price action as it were in the preceding...

Weekly Trading Forecast: NFPs Versus Stimulus Changes the FX Market’s Standings

The cumulative pressure between BoJ and BoE stimulus upgrades along with a strong US NFPs these past weeks has revived risk appetite and monetary policy advantages. Yet, can these themes survive slip...

US Dollar Surges amid Second Consecutive NFP Above +250K

The US labor report confirmed continued strength in the labor market, despite an apparent slowdown in Q1'16 and Q2'16 GDP,as job growth significantly beat expectations.

GBP/USD Plunges on BoE Rate Cut and More QE, Growth Outlook Slashed

The British Pound tumbled versus all other majors after the BoE cut rates to record lows and provided more QE. Growth outlook slashed but no recession forecasted

US Dollar Edges Higher Against Euro, Yen after ADP Beats; NFPs on Friday

The ADP Employment came in stronger than expected, easing some concerns about US economic data after the dismal Q2’16 GDP report last week, and ahead of on this Friday’s NFP report for Ju...

August Seasonality Sees Worst Month of Year for S&P 500, Rebound in USD

Twenty-year seasonality trends bode poorly for risk, and after the last few days of US economic data, the US Dollar outlook is in question.

USDOLLAR Losing Traction as JPY Rallies on Stimulus Letdown

The US Dollar is back at its post-Q2'16 GDP report lows.

US Dollar Hits Reset on Fed Rate Expectations Post-GDP

Fed rate expectations are back on the floor after the disappointing Q2'16 US GDP report on Friday.

EUR/USD Prospects Turnaround Over Span of a Week after GDP Surprises

This time last week, markets were pricing in a rate cut by the European Central Bank this year and for the Federal Reserve to raise rates by June 2017. Now, markets are no longer pricing in an ECB ra...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Are the Dollar, Yen and Pound’s Trends Turning?

The Dollar and Yen experienced sharp change in trend this past week motivated by event risk. Will these trends find momentum, and will key UK and Australian event risk ahead motivate the same for the...

US Dollar Crushed as Q2’16 GDP Disappoints Significantly

US GDP and Personal Consumption data missed expectations across the board, hurting the US Dollar everywhere.

Market Attention Shifts to Yen, BOJ as US Dollar Eases Post-FOMC

Fed rate expectations have taken a small step backwards in the wake of yesterday's FOMC meeting...enough to derail the US Dollar?

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