Christopher Vecchio

Christopher Vecchio

Sr. 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.



Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Market Crash on Fears of Demand Drawdown

With speculation in the cryptocurrency markets at a fever pitch, government regulators have started to clamp down on the volatile digital assets.

USD Sell Off Hits Pause as Government Shutdown Looms

The greenback's gains have faded on approach to the US cash equity open.

FX Markets Look to UK & EZ CPI, BOC Rate Decision, Aussie Employment

The US Dollar starts the week breaking its 2017 lows, on its way to its lowest level since January 2, 2015.

Euro Turns to 2017’s Final CPI Figures After ECB Minutes Hint at Faster Exit

As long as the Euro has strong fundamentals behind it, traders may continue to find excuses to look long the single currency as we approach the ides of January.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Markets Chase Rate Hikes Outside the US

Financial markets are chasing nascent monetary policy turns outside the US. Rate hike prospects in Canada, Australia and the UK take top billing in the week ahead.

DXY Index Eyes 2017 Low as EUR/USD Hits Three-year High

Bearish momentum in the DXY Index remains firm, now eyes a test of the 2017 low set on September 8 at 91.01.

Central Bank Weekly: USD Ignores Rising Odds; CAD Eyes Hike Next Week

Fiscal policy is impacting the US Dollar more than monetary policy at present time.

USD Dunks on Early Signs of Another ’Taper Tantrum’

What could a quick uptick in US Treasury yields mean for the US Dollar and stocks?

USD Rebound Gathers Pace but Still in ’Sell the Rally’ Mode

Despite working on its third consecutive day up, the US Dollar still has a lot of wood to chop before we can it has a 'bullish' outlook.

FX Markets Tracking Global Equities, US Dollar Awaits CPI & Retail Sales

The economic calendar is nearly devoid of ‘high’ importance data releases from around the globe meaning focus will be squarely on the US docket.

Euro’s Strong Fundamentals Drive Long Positioning Build Up at Start of 2018

The Euro has started the year with net-long positions in the futures market at an all-time high.

Weekly Forecast: Carry and Euro Rise to Start the Year as Dollar Struggles

NFPs underwhelmed an increasingly anesthetized Dollar crowd, but would the currency even responded more definitively to a more dramatic surprise? The Greenback’s bullish options seem to be thin...

Ripple (XRP/USD) Tumbles on Questionable Bank Adoption

Ripple’s XRP token has fallen as much as 35% from yesterday’s all-time high following criticism of its adoption.

US Dollar Slumps then Jumps on Shaky December US NFP Report

The economy looks like it is at “full employment” still, but wage growth has been hard to come by.

Preview for December NFP and Price Action Outlook for USD

Amid a soft start to 2018, the US Dollar turns to the final jobs report of 2017 to try and take back its losses this week.

USD Rebounds, but Out of Favor at Start of 2018

Weakness seen in the DXY Index at the start of 2018 is seen not only as follow-through from 2017, but investors pricing expectations for future policy endeavors.

FX Markets Start the New Year with Euro-Zone CPI, US NFP in Sight

The first few days of trading in 2018 are marked by a thinner economic calendar and normalizing liquidity conditions, leaving the door open for big moves around key data.

Volatility Won’t Stay Low Forever: Political Risks Set to Rise in 2018

Measures of volatility ended 2017 near their yearly lows, but with political risks lurking around the corner, 2018 should see more excitement in markets.

Sideways Trading Through End of 2017 Looks Likely for Euro

Signs that the ECB's normalization process is underway may be good long-term, but for now, saturated net-long positioning in the futures market may be a handicap for the Euro.

US Assets Taking Divergent Paths: Stocks Look Healthy, the Dollar Doesn’t

The bond market may be saying the Federal Reserve is too optimstic about how they can tighten monetary policy. Here are some possible market implications of the divergence.