James Stanley

James Stanley

Currency Strategist

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.



Weekly Trading Forecast: A New Front on Trade Wars Will Test Risk Trends, Dollar

Risk assets have broadly notched a week of retreat as trade wars have spread into the developed world economy. Themes are of greater consequence than specific data in the week ahead, but that poses m...

USD/JPY Breaks the June Bullish Trend Despite Continued Inflation Lag

After spending the first half of June running higher within a bullish channel, USD/JPY broke-back down below the vaulted psychological level of 110.00, even as inflation remained below one-percent.

US Dollar Pullback Continues; Can the Dow Break its Losing Streak?

The Dow Jones has sold-off every day since last week's FOMC rate decision. But can a big zone of support combined with softening in the Dollar finally help the index to break its slump?

Dow Jones Begins Test of Key Support Zone: Will Buyers Respond?

The Dow continues to pull back and this comes despite the fact that the Nasdaq just set a fresh all-time-high yesterday. With the Dow Jones testing a key zone of support, will buyers show-up to re-gra...

US Dollar Pulls Back, GBP/USD Bounces on Hawkish BoE Twist

The British Pound is bouncing and the US Dollar is pulling back after an unexpected hawkish tilt at this morning's Bank of England rate decision. With odds for an August hike firming, might the pair b...

US Dollar Price Action Setups After USD Sets Fresh 11-Month High

The US Dollar is pulling back after setting a fresh 11-month high earlier this morning, and interestingly the primary driver for this move wasn't the hawkish FOMC rate decision last week, but the dovi...

Dow Jones Approaching Key Support: Can Buyers Hold the Lows?

Global stocks have been offered-lower since last week's FOMC and ECB rate decisions, and the Dow Jones is now approaching a key zone of support. Will buyers be able to hold the lows to provoke another...

US Dollar Drives to 11-Month Highs as Stocks Continue to Sell-Off

Risk aversion has continued to show and global stocks have put in a bearish move of continuation after last week's FOMC/ECB fueled reversals. This has helped to push the US Dollar to fresh 11-month hi...

GBP/USD: Cable Attempts to Carve Out Support Ahead of BoE

It's been a stark change-of-pace over the past two months in the British Pound, and the BoE is waiting in the wings for another rate decision on Thursday. Will they start to lay the groundwork for an ...

US Dollar Strength, Euro Weakness Remain as Risk Aversion Shows Up

Last week was a big one across global markets as a number of potential drivers were unveiled, and the net response has been an initial show of risk aversion as global equities have been offered-lower.

FX Setups for 6-18-2018: GBP/JPY, USD/CHF, EUR/NZD

It was a busy week across global markets, and themes of Euro weakness may have continuation potential as we move towards the end of Q2. In this article, we're looking at three FX setups for next week.

Gold Prices Take 2% Hit, Break Impasse with Fresh 2018 Lows

Gold prices held support throughout the Fed’s hawkish rate decision on Wednesday, but a dovish move from the ECB was too much to handle, and a day later Gold prices have posed a -2% move to set...

Dow Reverses from Fibonacci Resistance After FOMC, ECB

The Dow spent the first part of the week at resistance and the second part pulling back, retracing 23.6% of the bullish move that started in April. Do bears have enough drive to push down to deeper lo...

US Dollar Pulls Back from 2018 Highs, EUR/USD Hit by Political Risk

It's been a big week across global markets, and some of this week's themes may have continuation potential as we trade deeper into the summer. With a fresh bout of political risk in Europe, the single...

EUR/USD Crumbles as ECB Unveils Cautious Stimulus Exit

The ECB finally announced details around stimulus exit at this morning's rate decision. But they did this in the most dovish manner possible, and the door is opening to a return of Euro weakness after...

US Dollar Rips and Dips as the Fed Hikes, Pledges Two More in 2018

The Fed hiked as was widely-anticipated while forecasting an additional two rate hikes in 2018. After a quick move of USD-strength, prices pulled back, and EUR/USD remains in a descending wedge as we ...

US Dollar Primed for FOMC; EUR/USD Grasps on to Support Ahead of ECB

The next 24 hours bring a heavy amount of event risk to global markets. The Fed announces their June rate decision this afternoon, and less than 18 hours later brings the ECB to the fray, with expecta...

US Dollar Price Action Setups Ahead of FOMC, ECB, BoJ

Tomorrow brings the Fed in a rate decision that's widely-expected to produce the bank's second hike of 2018. The week doesn't end there, as ECB and BoJ rate decisions on the calendar for later this we...

EUR/USD, USD/JPY with Bullish Prospects Ahead of FOMC, ECB, BoJ

The next few days bring a heavy slate of event risk, as a widely-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve leads into ECB and BoJ rate decisions.

Dow Finds Fibonacci Resistance Ahead of FOMC

The feel-good theme in US stocks has finally ran into some element of resistance, and with FOMC looming on the calendar for tomorrow, the stage is set for volatility in risk assets.