James Stanley

Currency Strategist

Price Action, Swing & Short Term Trade Setups
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.



React to the Reaction: ECB, BoJ Temper Tapering Concerns

Two major Central Bank rate decisions and very little by way of new information. But the reaction seen in markets around each decision may be or become usable for traders looking for trend continuatio...

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Parity Proving Elusive

After showing as support in the first half of April, the parity level has come-back as resistance in Swissy. But are a series of higher-lows above the .9900-handle showing buyer anticipation?

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: A Breakout-Induced Range

Last week's announcement of early elections was supposed be a 'game-changer'. Yet, Cable has meandered in a range since last week's breakout. What's next for GBP/USD?

Euro, Yen Are Primed for BoJ, ECB Rate Decisions

While the first half of this week has been relatively quiet, the second portion is shaping up to be anything but. With Central Bank meetings from both Japan and Europe set for the next 24 hours, Euro ...

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Threatening a Bullish Break of Bear Pennant

EUR/JPY has put in an aggressive bullish reversal over the past two weeks, but with Central Bank meetings from Europe and Japan on the docket, will the months-old bear pennant finally give way?

Gold Prices Stage Another Bearish Step-Lower

Gold prices put in a bearish-gap to open the week, and that move has been extended with another run-lower.

Risk is On After French Elections: What’s Next for Euro, Yen and USD?

Equity markets are popping-higher the world-around, and currency markets are holding on to gapped-up gains, for now. But the economic calendar for the second half of this week is loaded: What might be...

Gold Prices Gap-Lower Following French Elections

Risk rallies developed the world-around after this weekend's French elections; and Gold prices have softened down to a key support level. Is this the start of another bearish run in Gold?

Weekly Forecast: French Election, Trump Tax Plan, US GDP in Focus

Financial markets are set for a volatile week as first round of the French presidential election, a White House tax reform proposal and first-quarter US GDP data looms ahead.

Are Early Elections Really a ’Game-Changer’ for the British Pound?

While news of early elections stole this week’s headlines out of the U.K., the more-pertinent driver of the BoE is unlikely to be significantly-moved by even more political uncertainty.

A Big Week for the Euro Awaits: Beware the Gap-Risk

Much of the world is focused on French elections on Sunday, but we also have a European Central Bank meeting on Thursday to contend with. Next week will probably be 'big' for the Euro, in one way or t...

Gold Prices Hold Support Ahead of French Elections

Gold prices ran into a big trend-line earlier this week, but with French elections on the calendar for Sunday, support has continued to hold around $1,280.

USD, Euro, JPY and GBP Price Action Setups

The Dollar may be on it's way back, but more interesting are the potential for new trends in JPY and the Euro. We also looked at GBP after Theresa May's surprise announcement, and whether Sterling may...

Cable, Crude and Gold: Price Action Setups

A relatively light week of news and data has allowed some of the more pronounced trends to take a break. In today's article, we look at the recent pop-higher in GBP as well as 'bigger picture' trends ...

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: V-Shaped Rally into Resistance

EUR/JPY put in a dramatic break through a number of support levels, but over the past four days has staged a recovery. In this article, we look at both sides of EUR/JPY with strategy for each.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Breakout or Fake-Out?

The British Pound rallied by almost 400 pips yesterday, setting a new six-month high. But is more uncertainty and another really a 'game-changer' in Cable price action?

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Parity as the Decision Point

Swissy has fallen back below parity, and until price action re-crosses back-above, traders will likely want to reserve those bullish approaches for more clear conditions.

Is the Dollar Drop Done? A Tops-Down Look at USD/DXY

So far in 2017 the U.S. Dollar is down by 4% from the highs set earlier in the year; but this appears to be a small part of the longer-term theme playing out in the Greenback.

Gold Prices Resist Trend-Line as Rate-Hike Rally Extends

Gold prices set another near-term high yesterday, but ran into a multi-month trend-line. Does this rally have the motivation to eclipse $1300?

GBP/USD: Sterling Squeezes Higher on Surprise Election Announcement

The British Pound is sharply-higher on the morning after a surprise announcement from PM Theresa May. But is this more of a short-squeeze or the beginning of a bullish theme?