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.



Brexit Latest: British Pound Plunges as Resignations Rock Mays Cabinet

Resignations by the Brexit Secretary and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions have stoked fears that parliament will reject UK PM May's Brexit deal.

Brexit Latest: British Pound Recovers as UK PM May Announces Deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet have agreed to a Brexit deal with the European Union. The Brexit saga isn’t over yet, though.

US Dollar Losses Hit Pause after October CPI; Focus Remains on Brexit

The DXY Index is off the lows, and rates markets are continuing to price in December for another rate hike from the Fed.

USD Rally Pauses as EUR, GBP Gain on Italian Budget, Brexit Hopes

Signs that some of Europe's most pressing issues may move towards resolution soon is helping lift currencies across the pond.

FX Week Ahead: Q3’18 Japanese GDP, October UK & US CPI, Aussie Jobs

As the calendar turns into the middle of November, economic data will have more sway as focus shifts away from the US midterm elections.

Weekly Technical Forecast: The US Indices Rally Stalled, Oil’s Tumble Continued, EURUSD Weighs a Key Level

There was a notable attempt to shift tentative breakouts and fledgling charges into more systemic trends. For most – like US indices – the effort fell apart after the week’s top eve...

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: As Political and Rate Decision Risks Ebb, Will Sentiment and Trade Wars Take Over?

The US mid-term elections and FOMC rate decision from this past week were noteworthy distractions for the markets, but they were not ultimately true course settings for the markets. The docket thins ...

British Pound Weekly Technical Forecast: Searching for Direction

The British Pound continues to benefit from optimism over a ‘soft Brexit’ deal being reached.

Euro Forecast: GDP and CPI Revisions Due amid Ongoing Italian Tensions

The second Q3’18 Eurozone GDP release plus the final October Eurozone CPI release will draw attention on the calendar, while the Italian budget saga continues to drag on.

Markets After the US Midterms: Charts and Themes to Watch

The 2018 US midterm election cycle is winding down. Here’s what we’re watching for on the other side of Tuesday.

Preview for November FOMC Meeting and Forecast for US Dollar

The DXY Index remains in a holding pattern before the FOMC releases its November policy decision.

US Dollar in Holding Pattern After Midterms, Ahead of FOMC Tomorrow

The DXY Index is working on a doji candle as attention shifts away from US midterm elections to the November FOMC meeting.

US Midterm Elections Forecast: Financial Markets Await Gridlock

The most likely outcome for the US midterms is a divided Congress, which means fiscal policy gridlock is coming back to Washington, DC.

Weekly Technical Forecast: Are Reversals for Equities and the Dollar-based Majors the Start of Lasting Trends?

The US equities lead a host of risk assets to a strong rebound this past week – posting the strongest charge since the US election. Meanwhile, the Dollar’s attempt at a breakout faltered ...

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Global Markets Focus on Trade Wars Headlines, US Elections and Rate Decisions

While equities and other risk assets attempted to stabilize from October’s speculative tumble, the FX world experienced a jolt of volatility this past week. With systemic themes like risks tren...

Euro Forecast: Quiet Calendar Means its Italy or Bust in Week Ahead

The quiet economic calendar – there are no ‘high’ rated German or Eurozone data releases – means that the only potential catalyst in the days ahead is progress around Italy&rs...

Japanese Yen Weekly Technical Forecast: Reversals Break Bull Trend

A sharp rebound in higher yielding currencies and risk-correlated assets came at the Yen’s expense this week, clouding the technical outlook in the process.

Preview for October US NFP, US Dollar Price Action Outlook

US Dollar weakness on Thursday is likely driven by early-month portfolio rebalancing rather than positioning ahead of the October US jobs report.

DXY Index Ticks Fresh 2018 High; Don’t be Spooked by Rebalancing

October produced scary conditions in financial markets ultimately yielding a stronger US Dollar, giving it its third-best month of 2018.

US Dollar on the Cusp of Fresh Yearly Highs

Weakness in the British Pound and the Euro is helping propel the DXY Index to near its highest level of 2018.