Ilya Spivak

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Fundamental analysis, economic and market themes.
Ilya Spivak is a Currency Strategist for DailyFX, where he applies a top-down, global macro approach to longer-term investing in the G10 currencies. Ilya has headlined seminars on FX trading around the world and his research is regularly cited in leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, CNN Money and Reuters. He holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from the University of California.



Crude Oil Price Chart Hints at Top, US PMI and Davos Chatter Eyed

Crude oil prices may see soft US PMI data and worried chatter at the World Economic Forum in Davos trigger follow-through on bearish chart signal.

Yen Rise May Resume as Market Sentiment Sours Anew

The Japanese Yen may return to the offensive as market sentiment sours anew. An anxious mood at the World Economic Forum in Davos may trigger the rout.

Gold Prices Look to Davos Economic Forum for Direction

Gold prices are looking to soundbites from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to set the bearing for market-wide risk appetite.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Trend-Defining Support Under Fire

The Euro is pressuring support guiding a two-month rise against the US Dollar, with a break lower opening the door for resumption of the longer-term down trend.

US Dollar, Yen Rally May Continue as All Eyes Turn to Davos

The US Dollar and the Japanese Yen may rise further as a worried tone emerging form the World Economic Forum in Davosstokes safety-seeking capital flows.

Crude Oil Prices May Fall if Dour Mood in Davos Spooks Markets

Crude oil prices may fall as a dour mood at the World Economic Forum getting underway in Davos, Switzerland weighs on market-wide risk appetite.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie Dollar Rally Fizzles Near 0.72

A spirited Australian Dollar recovery against the currency’s US namesake has faltered above the 0.72 figure. Sellers now look for confirmation of a larger reversal.

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?

British Pound May Rise if Alternative Brexit Deal Also Crumbles

The British Pound may rise if opposition to UK Prime Minister May’s latest Brexit deal attempt looks insurmountable on hopes that a second referendum is up next.

Crude Oil Price Rise May Stall as Gold Eyes US Shutdown, Brexit

Crude oil prices may struggle for follow-through on Friday’s spirited advance as a holiday closure in the US saps market-wide liquidity levels.

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: NZ Dollar Looks Likely to Fall Further

The New Zealand Dollar has paused to digest amid the longest losing streak in over three months but chart positioning hints at further weakness on the horizon.

US Dollar May Find Support as Global Outlook Worries Mount

The US Dollar may continue to find support in haven-seeking capital flows as key data from China, the EU and the IMF darken the outlook on global growth.

US Dollar May Rise as Data Shows Consumers’ Mood Has Darkened

The US Dollar may rise, finding support in haven demand as data from the University of Michigan shows consumers’ mood darkened in January.

Gold Prices Unable to Capitalize on US Dollar Pullback

Gold prices are struggling for direction as the US Dollar shows itself to be the more explicit risk-off asset, trading inversely of Treasury bond yields.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro Sellers Take Aim at Key Support

The Euro has slumped back toward key support after failing to make good on an upside range break. Clearing this hurdle may mark long-term downtrend resumption.

Yen, US Dollar Rise as Market Mood Sours Despite China Stimulus

The anti-risk Japanese Yen and US Dollar rose as a burst of monetary stimulus from China failed to allay global slowdown fears. More of the same looks likely ahead.

Crude Oil Prices at Risk on Mounting Global Slowdown Worries

Crude oil prices may be pressured lower amid growing worries about headwinds menacing global growth as the US government shutdown and trade war with China continue.

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The British Pound may rise if UK PM Theresa May survives a no-confidence vote, clearing away an obstacle along the way toward a second Brexit referendum.

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Gold prices might make good on technical signs of topping if the Fed’s Beige Book survey echoes recent improvement in economic news flow, boosting rate hike bets.

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