James Stanley

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Price action and Macro.
James Stanley is an Active Trader, and Trading Instructor at DailyFX. James began trading equities and options in 1999 during one of the greatest bull markets of all-time. As the tech boom became the tech bust, James hybridized his short-term trading approach to include Swing-Trading, and Algorithmic system design. James has further developed and refined his approach while working for some of the largest banks and brokerage houses in the United States. James is graduate of Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.



GBP/USD: Cable Pushes Above 1.2600 Ahead of UK Inflation, BoE

The British Pound is continuing to recover losses from last week's bearish breakout, and this sets the stage for UK inflation and the Bank of England.

US Dollar Pulls Back from Yearly Highs Ahead of FOMC

The US Dollar is continuing to pull back after buyers shied away from last week's fresh yearly highs. This sets the table for the Wednesday FOMC rate decision.

Weekly Technical Forecast: Dollar Tests 18 Month Highs While US Indices Break Support for an Interest Week Ahead

Liquidity is leaking from the markets fast as the year’s end approaches. That means the ability to leverage technical breaks or reversals into more meaningful runs is growing more and more frau...

Technical Forecast for Dow, S&P 500, FTSE 100, DAX and Nikkei

The Q4 slump has continued in global equities, and next week brings the final full trading week of 2018. WIll the Fed bring bulls a lifeline of support?

FX Setups for the Week of December 17, 2018

Next week is the final full trading week of 2018, and the economic calendar is loaded with a couple of high-impact events that can continue to stoke volatility across global markets.

US Dollar Tests Fresh Yearly Highs Ahead of December FOMC

The US Dollar has continued this week's strength for a test of fresh yearly highs. Next week's calendar brings a key rate decision out of the FOMC in the final full trading week of 2018.

FX Price Action Setups in EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF and NZD/USD

Compression and congestion setups reign supreme around the US Dollar at the moment, and next week's FOMC rate decision may provide the fuel for some breaks.

DJIA: Dow Jones Attempts to Re-Gain Footing Ahead of December FOMC

The fourth quarter of this year has brought a stark change-of-pace to US equity markets. Will the FOMC give stock bulls a reprieve at next week's rate decision when looking to 2019 and thereafter?

EUR/USD Drops from Triangle Resistance as ECB Announces End to QE

After four years and €2.6 Trillion, the European Central Bank announced the end to their QE program today, and this comes amidst a backdrop of slowing growth and rising political strife in the bl...

GBP/USD: Cable Poses Short-Cover Rally Ahead of No-Confidence Vote

The British Pound is putting in a vigorous bounce from the 1.2500 psychological level; but already an area of prior support is helping to set resistance ahead of today's no-confidence vote.

EUR/USD Bounces From Trend-Line Support as USD Holds Resistance

The rally in the US Dollar has run into resistance, and prices have continued to pullback after an in-line CPI print. EUR/USD compression continues after another trend-line test.

EUR/USD Caught in Congestion as USD Extends Fibonacci Support Bounce

The US Dollar came into this week on the ropes, quickly testing a key area of Fibonacci support. But bulls have come back with gusto since that support test.

GBP/USD: Pound Plummets Through Key Support as May Calls Off Vote

It's been a rough start to the week for GBP bulls, and GBP/USD pushed down to fresh 18-month lows this morning, taking out a big support level in the process.

US Dollar Bounces from Support; EUR/USD Attempts to Break Congestion

The US Dollar is bouncing from a key area of Fibonacci support following last week's sell-off, and EUR/USD is attempting to break its recent range of congestion.

FX Price Action Setups in EUR/USD, USD/CNH, USD/CAD and NZD/USD

It's been an busy week across global markets, and tomorrow brings closed US financial markets for an official day of mourning for former US President, George H.W. Bush.

EUR/USD Nears Trend-Line as US Dollar Bounces from Fibonacci Support

The US Dollar is bouncing from a familiar Fibonacci level after a push of USD-weakness tested below a key trend-line. Can USD bears continue to push?

GBP/USD: Cable Bounces After Challenge of Three-Month Lows

The House of Commons vote is now just a week away, and Brexit is taking on an increasingly negative tone as the vote nears. But a mass of support remains underneath current price action.

US Dollar Holds Trend-Line Support Ahead of Powell, US NFP’s

It was a big weekend for US stocks and prices have gapped-higher to start December trade. A busy week of headlines remains, and US markets will be closed on Wednesday.

Weekly Technical Forecast: EURUSD and Equities Held Off Critical Breaks in November, Will they Manage the Same in December?

November has come to a close and many benchmark assets have ended the period staving off critical technical breaks. The Dow held an increasingly overt 2018 support now around 24,000 while EURUSD has ...

Technical Forecast for Dow, S&P 500, FTSE 100, DAX and Nikkei

US stocks put in recovery moves this week as the book was closed on November trade. But can that enthusiasm remain into the final month of a volatile 2018?