Christopher Vecchio, CFA

Christopher Vecchio, CFA

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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.



Central Bank Weekly: US Dollar has Next Week’s Fed Hike Priced In

The US Dollar's drop since August 15 has coincided with September hike odds firming up to 100%.

British Pound Dips after Negative Turn in Brexit Headlines

Comments from key players in the Brexit negotiations have erased all of the British Pound’s gains on the day.

DXY Index Lingers Near August Swing Lows for Fifth Day

A push higher by US Treasury yields is helping keep the US Dollar afloat, as it lingers near key support for a fifth straight day.

DXY Index Tests Key Support for Fourth Consecutive Day

The US Dollar should see losses accelerate upon a DXY Index close below the August low at 94.43.

FX Week Ahead: Inflation Data Due from Eurozone, UK, Japan, and Canada

Central banks will remain in the spotlight, even if indirectly, as market participants await a deluge of August inflation data from around the world.

Weekly Technical Forecast: Dollar and Equities Lose Traction Ahead, Leaving Next Week’s Break In Doubt

A steady slide in the Dollar and healthy advance is equities this past week was checked before we reached the opportunity for a break. What are the levels and markets we should watch most closely in ...

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: A Week Ending Trade War Salvo Leaves Distinct Unease for Next Week’s Trading

Sentiment was just starting to find its balance this past week when another US-China trade war headline involving the US President hit the wires. Will this theme return to prominence next week or wil...

Euro Forecast: After ECB Holds, Italy to Come Back into Focus for Euro

The ECB is sticking to its preset policy course, but with Italy back in the news, any goodwill injected into the Euro from the recent policy decision will likely be neutralized.

Japanese Yen Weekly Technical Outlook: Charts Spell Trouble for Yen

The Japanese Yen is entering the new week on weak footing, especially as the Nikkei 225 attempts a breakout.

DXY Index at Critical Juncture Following BOE, ECB Meetings

Several data and events this week have developed in a manner proving bearish for the US Dollar.

DXY Index Sideways Grind Continues ahead of BOE, ECB Tomorrow

Reports that the ECB will downgrade its economic forecasts tomorrow has dragged down EUR/USD today.

DXY Index Slumps as GBP Advances on Brexit Deal Progress

News that a Brexit deal could be done by the start of November has pushed GBP/USD back above 1.3000.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: The Week Ends with Raised Trade War Threats from Trump, ECB and BoE Rate Decisions Ahead

US-led trade wars plus the Bank of England and European Central Bank rate decisions are the top fundamental issues this week.

Euro Forecast: ECB Meeting Eyed, Even if Policy is on Preset Course

Despite monetary policy being preset for the next year, traders will look to Thursday’s ECB meeting to see how emerging market turmoil and trade war concerns could shape decision making.

DXY Index Working on Bullish Outside Engulfing Bar after NFP

Ongoing weakness in emerging market currencies continues to bolster demand for safe haven currencies.

US Dollar Jumps after All-Around Solid August US Nonfarm Payrolls Report

A beat on the headline jobs figure coupled with faster wage growth has propelled the greenback to session highs.

USD/CNH Stays Elevated as Markets Await Next Shots in Trade War

The US appears ready to launch its next round of tariffs on China by the end of the week.

US Dollar Aims for Fourth Gain in Five Days as EM FX Woes Deepen

Ongoing weakness in emerging market currencies continues to bolster demand for safe haven currencies.

US Dollar Rallying to Start September as August’s Concerns Carry Over

Trade wars, contagion in emerging markets, are geopolitical tensions in Syria are all at the forefront at the start of the new month.

Euro Forecast: New Month, Old Concerns for the Euro

Despite the calendar flipping to September, issues prevalent in August - like Brexit and Turkey - will continue to guide the EUR-crosses.