James Stanley

Currency Analyst

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.



Weekly Trading Forecast: Are the Dollar, Yen and Pound’s Trends Turning?

The Dollar and Yen experienced sharp change in trend this past week motivated by event risk. Will these trends find momentum, and will key UK and Australian event risk ahead motivate the same for the...

Australian CPI at 17-Year Lows Further Opens Door for RBA Cuts

Last week we discussed the move-lower in the Australian Dollar after RBA minutes were released from the meeting in earlier July; showing that the bank may be more amenable to cutting rates should dat...

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Slammed Down to Confluent Support Zone

After the BoJ disappointed at their most recent meeting, the Yen found a bout of strength; but with another BoJ meeting in September, traders may be using this to position-in ahead of an anticipated i...

USD Price Action Post-FOMC

While FOMC brought on a weaker Dollar, the addition of a hawkish phrase in the statement harkens to a similar such scenario in April; and if this repeats we may be seeing a strong USD before long.

FOMC Goes ’Less Dovish’ but Markets Not Buying: July a Redux of April?

Markets have to wait for nearly two months for the next Fed meeting. Expect considerable posturing to take place around U.S. rate expectations until then.

Gold, Stocks and USD are Primed for FOMC

The biggest driver in global markets this year has been expectations around Central Bank policy. And now with U.S. stock prices sitting hear all-time-highs, the question is whether the Fed will contin...

Gold Prices Trying to Carve Support, But Will FOMC Cooperate?

The year of 2016 has brought on quite a bit of change in the Gold market, and with another FOMC meeting this week, the bullish up-trend may face a deeper test before price action is set to advance.

Price Action Preview: Another Week for the Central Banks

This week brings a plethora of economic announcements to drive markets, with the highlights being Central Bank meetings from the Fed and BOJ.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: FOMC; BoJ; US, EZ and UK GDP Top Busy Docket

The economic calendar is overloaded with event risk that is both known for heavy market impact and for its growing systemic importance. What should you keep track of for trading the Dollar, Euro, Yen...

Aussie Drops on RBA Minutes, Inflation to Provide Directional Cues

The Australian Dollar has put in a sizeable reversal of the prior bullish trend this week, falling by as much as 234 pips or 3% against the US Dollar from last Friday’s high.

EUR/USD, NZD/USD at Key Support Ahead of Next Week’s FOMC

Next week brings another FOMC meeting, and as stock prices have surged to even-higher all-time-highs, we may be in front of another pivot in the bank's stance towards future hikes.

Euro Price Action Setups Post-ECB

This morning's ECB announcement was relatively unexciting with little offered in the way of new information. But price action may be signaling some interesting setups for the weeks ahead.

Shakeout in the Yen on Prospect of ’Helicopter Money’

The Yen saw a quick reversal last night on an interview with BoJ Governor Kuroda in which he rebuked the idea of helicopter money. But when it came out that this interview was over a month old, Yen we...

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Swissy Sticking with the Channel

While the US Dollar breakout continues higher, USD/CHF has remained in a relatively clean, upward-sloping channel.

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Five Days of Res at the 61.8, but Not Quite Bearish

GBP/JPY has now found five consecutive days of resistance at a key Fibonacci level, but given the pattern of recent higher-lows, traders may want to look to the other side of the move.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Choppy Cable Seeks Resistance

While USD breaks out to fresh highs, the Cable remains above previous support; highlighting that the down-trend may not yet be ready for continuation plays.

Will the Fed Feedback Loop See the Bank Take Another Hawkish Tilt?

As U.S. stock prices have ascended to even-higher all-time-highs on the back of Central Bank dovishness, it may be an opportune time for the Fed to take on a hawkish stance towards rate hikes. Again.

Does the U.S. Dollar Breakout Have Staying Power?

In a world in which most major economies want weaker currencies, capital has to flow somewhere: If the Fed doesn't make a dovish move next week, we could see capital continuing to flow into the U.S. D...

Gold Prices Are Attempting to Carve Out Higher-Low Support

Just a week after Gold prices set yet another new short-term high, price action has retraced and is attempting to carve out a base of support at a new higher-low.

Euro Showing Divergent Price Action in EUR/USD, EUR/JPY

With another European Central Bank meeting just around the corner on Thursday, the Euro is showing differeing tonalities against US Dollars and Japanese Yen.

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