Christopher Vecchio, CFA

Christopher Vecchio, CFA

Sr. Currency Strategist

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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.



FX Week Ahead: Eurozone GDP & CPI; US GDP & NFP; FOMC Meeting

GDP, CPI, NFP, FOMC - acronyms are all over the calendar in the final days of the month.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Beware Volatility Between the Fed, NFPs, GDP and Trade Wars

The fundamental environment will grow increasingly tumultuous over the coming week, with discrete event risk as well like the Fed’s rate decision, NFPs and Euro-area GDP updates.

Euro Forecast: Q4 GDP and January CPI to Underscore ECB’s Concerns

The Euro hit fresh 2019 year-to-date lows following the European Central Bank meeting last Thursday, only to find itself having staved off a soft performance by the end of the week. Upcoming Eurozone...

DXY Index Reversal Post-ECB; US-China Trade Negotiations Hit Snag

After touching a fresh weekly high, the DXY Index has quickly reversed its gains and is working on a bearish shooting star on the daily chart.

Gold Prices Hover Near Key Support as DXY Index Stays Elevated

With USD/JPY rallying after the BOJ rate decision, the DXY Index has been able to maintain its break of the downtrend from the December high.

DXY Index Continues Push High on Back of EUR/USD Weakness

Weak German ZEW data coupled with more hopes of avoiding a no deal, ‘hard Brexit’ outcome have led the Euro lower and the British Pound higher on Tuesday.

FX Week Ahead: Brexit Progress; NZ CPI; Aussie Jobs; BOJ & ECB Rate Decisions

The week ahead will feature UK PM May on the Brexit hot seat, ECB President Draghi massaging 2019 rate hike expectations, and US President Trump mired in the US government shutdown.

Weekly Technical Forecast: Reversals are Taking with the Equites Up Four Week and the Dollar Back with Bulls

The overwhelming sense of dread and high volatility plaguing the markets through the end of the past year is slowly starting to lift. US equities have led risk trends to a four-week recovery that has...

Euro Forecast: Dour Mood Expected at ECB Meeting; PMIs on Wednesday

A busier week on the economic calendar should bring more attention back to the Euro, although the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is the obvious top ticket item of the week.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Trade Wars, Chinese GDP and Rate Decision Bridge Themes and Event Risk

Risk appetite continues to gain a foothold across the market spectrum, but where is this enthusiasm coming from?

US Dollar Weekly Technical Forecast: Rally Back into Consolidation Zone Improves Outlook

For the past week, the DXY Index has been moving in lockstep with stocks and US Treasury yields. There’s little reason to think that will change in the week ahead.

DXY Index Inside Day Forming as Risk Appetite Improves, Gold Slips

Across asset classes, including FX, investor demand for high yielding, risk-correlated assets continues to build.

No News is Good News for the US Dollar; Pound Edges Higher

The US economy was starting to slow at the end of Q4’18, and the government shutdown is doing no favors for growth momentum.

European Political Tensions Helping Keep DXY Index Afloat

Attention remains on European politics, with no-confidence votes due out from Greece and the UK today.

Grey Swans: Low Probability Events to watch for in 2019

“Grey swans” are events still unlikely to transpire, but if they were to, there would be profound consequences for financial markets.

Brexit Vote: PM May’s Bill Defeated 432-202; GBP Sharply Off Lows

With UK PM May set to survive a no-confidence vote tomorrow, traders are still keeping a 'soft Brexit' on the table as the likely outcome.

FX Markets Await Key Brexit Vote; DXY Index Rallies, GBP Stalls

Weakness in both the British Pound and the Euro has helped fuel a US Dollar rebound on Tuesday.

FX Week Ahead: Brexit Vote; Inflation Data from Canada, Japan, & UK

Attention will be on the UK through midweek, while traders will be hard pressed to find meaningful US economic data during the US government shutdown.

DXY Index Hangs on by a Thread, Pound Rallies ahead of Key Brexit Vote

Meanwhile, with global equity markets jittery and yields dropping after the latest Chinese trade figures, Gold’s consolidation is worth another look.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Trade Wars, Government Shutdown and Brexit Threaten to Stir Volatility

While this past week saw markets settle further from the unusually volatile December, traders should not grow too comfortable. There are a host of themes – from the US government shutdown to im...