Christopher Vecchio, CFA

Christopher Vecchio, CFA

Sr. Currency Strategist

Expertise:
News events, market reactions, and macro trends.
Christopher Vecchio is a Currency Analyst for DailyFX.com. 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.

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Weekly Trading Forecast: Can Markets Hold Steady Through US GDP with Trade Wars Exploding?

There is a hearty round of scheduled event risk due over the coming week from US 1Q GDP to an ECB rate decision, but it will be difficult for the market to keep focus with trade wars constantly escal...

DXY Index Fails at Key Resistance Once Again

What was shaping up to be a very good week for the US Dollar now merely looks one that will be barely salvaged.

DXY Index Hits Fresh Yearly High as China Wages Currency War

While the US-China trade war may be in a state of attrition, China is certainly winning the currency war with its depreciation of the Yuan.

DXY Index Eyes Breakout Opportunity to Fresh Yearly Highs

The US Dollar is within a stone's throw of its yearly highs as rate hike expectations continue to be buoyed.

US Dollar Higher as Fed Chair Powell Sticks to Script on Gradual Hikes

At the Senate Banking Committee today, Fed Chair Jerome Powell continued to suggest that the US economy is performing well enough to warrant additional policy tightening this year.

DXY Index Halts Losses Ahead of Powell Testimony

Fed Chair Powell is due to testify in front of the Senate Banking Committee later on today.

FX Week Ahead: CAD, GBP, JPY, and NZD Inflation; and Aussie Jobs

Inflation data will be the prime focus this week, with CPI reports due out for four of the major currencies.

US Dollar Start Week on Softer Footing after Retail Sales

After rallying four days in a row, the DXY Index is now on pace for back-to-back losing sessions.

DXY Index Pacing for Gains Everyday this Week

The US Dollar has now rallied for five consecutive days and is within a stone's throw of its yearly high.

DXY Index Gains Build Further; USD/JPY Nears Yearly High

USD/JPY has risen to its highest level since January 9 as risk appetite has rebounded.

Third Quarter Forecasts for Dollar, Euro, Oil, Equities and More

Has the emergence of trade wars fundamentally altered the course for the Dollar and global equities? Have Brexit fears been fully absorbed into the Pound? Can oil extend its rally to three-and-a-half...

DXY Index Surge Comes as Chinese Yuan Plunges

The US Dollar is having its best day since June 27.

EUR/USD Triangle Remains Intact as DXY Eyes Short-term Bottom

EUR/USD triangle since mid-May has failed to yield a break to the topside, giving the DXY Index room to recover.

FX Week Ahead: Chinese CPI, Bank of Canada Rate Decision, US CPI

Central banks are in focus this week in all forms: speeches (Carney, Draghi, and Kuroda); rate decisions (Bank of Canada); and data releases (Chinese, Eurozone, and US CPI).

Euro Forecast: Euro Stabilization to Continue as Attention Turns to Draghi

Economic data has started to improve more broadly alongside inflation expectations, and now traders will look to ECB President Mario Draghi’s two speeches this week for clues on monetary policy.

Weekly Trading Forecast: US and China Ensure Trade Wars, Dollar and Pound Look for Guidance

Risk trends were remarkably sanguine this past week in the face of confirmed tariffs placed by the US and China on each other. Don’t expect risk trends or benchmark FX currencies to simply igno...

US Dollar Falls on Overall Soft NFP Report as Wage Data Misses Forecasts

US NFP figure beat expectations at 213k (195k expected). However, slowing wage data and rising unemployment rate prompts USD selling

Central Bank Weekly: GBP, CAD Rebound as BOE, BOC Rate Hike Odds Rise

It's looking increasingly likely that the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England will raise rates at each of their next policy meetings.

US Dollar Rally Faces Critical Test after Midweek Holiday

The DXY Index appears to be in the throes of topping out in the near-term.

Third Quarter Forecasts for Dollar, Euro, Oil, Equities and More

Has the emergence of trade wars fundamentally altered the course for the Dollar and global equities? Have Brexit fears been fully absorbed into the Pound? Can oil extend its rally to three-and-a-half...


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