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.



GBP-crosses Revisiting Brexit Lows, JPY Poised to Strengthen

The Japanese Yen has proved resilient in the face of a rising tide of risk appetite.

Euro Turns to ECB Policy Speeches for Direction This Week

Without exogenous interference from the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve, the Euro should be driven by factors more closely related to home, in particular, proving sensitive around the nine spee...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Where to for FX Market after Fed and BoJ Adjust, Volatility Cools?

We have passed two weeks of fireworks in volatility and event risk. Will conditions simply settle as they did in July and August; or has a permanent shift been put into motion?

Canadian Dollar Snaps Winning Streak, Tanks after CPI, Retail Sales Miss

USD/CAD had lost ground for four consecutive days, until soft inflation and retail sales data today offered a downbeat assessment of the Canadian economy.

EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY Close to Revisiting Recent Lows

The Japanese Yen has proved resilient in the face of a rising tide of risk appetite.

LT US Dollar Potential Damaged, Even as Fed Hints at Dec Hike

The Fed slashed its 2016 GDP, long-run GDP, 2016 PCE, and 2017 Core PCE forecasts - none of which are good for the US Dollar's bullish potential over the next few months.

USD/JPY Dives Post-BOJ; Preview for September FOMC Meeting

The USDOLLAR Index is down ahead of the FOMC rate decision later today, weighed on by USD/JPY's post-BOJ reversal.

US Dollar Off Day Before FOMC as Atlanta Fed GDPNow Forecast Falls

The Atlanta Federal Reserve GDPNow downgrade points to fading growth momentum in Q3’16 for the US economy.

BOJ Misstep Tonight Could See Japanese Yen Strengthen

JPY-crosses look heavy ahead of the Bank of Japan rate decision overnight.

Few US Data Pre-FOMC Keeps Markets on Edge

The USDOLLAR Index is having a tough time making a decisive break higher with a FOMC 'hold' looming around the corner.

Lack of Data Keeps Euro’s Focus on ECB Speeches, FOMC Rate Decision

There aren’t many meaningful data due out over the coming days, so traders’ collective attention shouldn’t be trained on the economic calendar. Instead, EUR-crosses are likely to pr...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed and BoJ Rate Decisions, Brexit Fears Carry More than Currency Risks

Event risk over the coming week will no doubt present a high level of volatility risk for key FX players. But, beyond the currency reactions, we will be tapping into themes essential to financial con...

Waning Fed Rate Hike Odds Point to Volatility in USD Next Week

It looks all but certain that the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold next week.

BOE Hints at Rate Cut Potential; USD Finally Sees Important Data

GBP/JPY and GBP/USD breakdowns seem more probable now that the BOE has reminded everyone where it stands on monetary policy.

USDOLLAR Index Trapped in Range as YC Flattens, Fed Odds Ease

The USDOLLAR Index needs a driver to get out of its sideways move - data ahead of the September 21 FOMC meeting may provide a spark.

USDOLLAR Rangebound, but AUD/USD & GBP/USD Breakdowns Linger

Similarly, USD/CAD is back near the critical bullish breakout level of C$1.3145.

Risk Starts Week Lower as USD, JPY Gain Traction

There are three Fed speakers on the calendar today, but you only need to pay attention to one of them.

Euro Weakness May be Forthcoming as ECB Signals More Easing to Come

ECB President Mario Draghi made clear at the press conference on Thursday that a number of steps will be taken to determine if it’s necessary to tweak the QE program. Newsflash: it’s alre...

Markets Close on Extreme Volatility with Dollar, Yen and Gold Transfixed

A tumble in capital markets and rise in the Dollar to close this past week has set traders' fear and speculation alight. Is a seismic market move underway or is this nervous energy after a long bout ...

USD/CAD Trades Higher Despite Jobs Growth Picking Up in Canada

A pick up in hiring may reinforce sentiment that the Canadian economy is due to rebound in the second half, after low energy prices and natural disasters wreaked havoc in early-2016.

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