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: Central Bank News Promises Fireworks

Financial market volatility is likely as ECB and BOC policy calls are accompanied by key data in the week ahead.

BoC Awaits: USD/CAD to Six-Week High as CAD Data Continues to Soften

The Bullish CAD theme that dominated markets during the summer continues to face questions. As CAD data weakens, as NAFTA discussions continue, little by way of optimism is showing around the Canadia...

Gold Prices Fall Back to Fibonacci Support as USD Re-Approaches Highs

Gold prices reversed off of the $1,300 level this week as USD strength showed-up. After prices have found three days of support at a key Fibonacci level, has the selling ceased as we move closer to th...

USD/CAD, EUR/USD in the Spotlight Ahead of ECB, BoC

Next week sees two of the cleanest 2017 trends come to question as Central Bank rate decisions in Europe and Canada are released to markets. Will the ECB finally announce plans for stimulus taper?

USD Price Action Setups Ahead of ECB (EUR/USD)

The U.S. Dollar saw sellers come-back ahead of a key zone of resistance; but bearish continuation remains an unclear prospect just yet. In this webinar, we looked at a variety of setups across the USD...

EUR/USD Support Bounce, USD Drops Ahead of Pivotal ECB Meeting

We are one week away from a pivotal ECB meeting in which we're expecting to hear how the bank will 'recalibrate' their current QE program. EUR/USD remains above a key zone of long-term support, but wi...

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Clinging to Longer-Term Support Zone

The British Pound went from a high-flying up-trend to a troubling sell-off, and is now trying to settle somewhere in between. But with inflation at 3% as a pivotal BoE meeting nears, will bulls respon...

USD Stretches Towards Resistance: Yen, Aussie to Offer Opportunity

The U.S. Dollar continues to move towards a key zone of longer-term resistance. This area rebuked the Dollar's upward advance around NFP earlier in the month, but will it hold again?

Trading the Majors - Price Action Setups (Oct. 17, 2017)

The U.S. Dollar has followed-thru with strength after last Friday's CPI report. Is this something that might last and, if so, where might traders want to look to best position for a continuation of US...

GBP/USD: Carney Pounds Cable as UK Inflation Hits 3%

The British Pound sold-off after this morning's inflation print saw a 3% number. But this sell-off probably has more to do with the commentary provided by the Bank of England.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Dollar-Driven Strength Begins to Wane

USD/CHF tested above a pivotal level of resistance earlier in the month, but was unable to hold above. With this price now showing as resistance, USD bears may have room to work against the Swiss Fran...

Gold Prices Cross $1,300 as Bulls Drive post-NFP

Gold prices caught an aggressive bid after NFP earlier in the month. But after crossing above $1,300, strength has appeared to wane, and this could open the door to retracement potential.

GBP/USD: Sterling in the Spotlight Ahead of Carney, UK Inflation

The British Pound has been on quite the rollercoaster of late; but will a batch of drivers tomorrow finally provide some element of long-term direction?

Weekly Trading Forecast: Central Banks Back in the Spotlight

Central banks will command financial markets' attention in the week ahead, with speeches from top officials including Fed Chair Yellen and a wealth of policy-defining data due.

Kuroda, BoJ Recommit to Ultra-Loose Policy Ahead of Japanese Elections

Policy remains ultra-loose in Japan, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. But – there are other risks to continued Yen weakness, and these are factors that traders will likely want...

U.S. Dollar Drops, 2017 Down-Trend Continues as Inflation Disappoints

Dollar weakness continued as this morning's inflation print came-in below expectations. In this article, we look at a series of setups across major currency pairs.

Price Action Setups Around the U.S. Dollar Ahead of CPI

Tomorrow brings a pivotal CPI print out of the United States as US markets continue to grapple with the prospect of near-term rate hikes out of the Fed.

USD In Focus Ahead of CPI as Euro Bulls, Cable Bears Take Hold

The U.S. Dollar has put in a bearish move since last week's NFP report, and we're seeing a bit of pullback ahead of tomorrow's CPI release. Will September inflation provide a backdrop for a continuati...

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Bull Flag After Fresh One-Year Highs

GBP/JPY rode a massive topside move in September to run to a fresh one-year high; but since then, matters have appeared to change. With a bearish trend channel showing as part of a bull flag, is topsi...

USD Strategy Against Euro, Yen Ahead of FOMC Minutes, CPI

The U.S. Dollar put in a promising move in latter-September, but that's already started to erase as we move deeper into Q4. Will FOMC Minutes released today or CPI on Friday bring a boost to the Green...