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: A Packed Docket Looks to Keep Markets to the Fire

A late bloom of volatility this past week will be met with a broad range of fundamental fuel spanning from sentiment surveys to August NFPs and Jackson Hole Symposium to G-20 summit.

Will Canadian GDP Highlight Continued Pressure in Exports?

Canadian economic data of recent hasn’t been very positive; and this makes the Canadian economy like pretty much every other major economy on the planet Earth at the moment, where a lack of gro...

USD Game-plan for Jackson Hole

Summer-like price action continues to show across global markets, but with a speech from Chair Janet Yellen tomorrow, we may actually see some element of volatility.

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Sticking to the Range

After seeing aggressive Yen strength leading into August, EUR/JPY has built-in to a fairly consistent range over the past few weeks.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Cable Poses a Bullish Run

Retail traders are continuing to try to sell the Sterling despite the aggressive rip-higher over the past week. Price action appears to be nearing an important 'decision point' at the 1.3371 level.

Gold, Yen Price Action Setups ahead of Jackson Hole

While markets are still trading with summer-like price action, a really big event at the end of this week could roil risk trends. In this webinar, we look at various scenarios to investigate around th...

Gold, Yen Primed for USD Volatility around Jackson Hole

Markets are continuing to harbor a dovish expectation for FOMC policy for the remainder of the year, but with the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium set to start at the end of this week, that can all cha...

Gold Prices Chop At Support, but Beware Jackson Hole

Gold prices continue to hold their 2016 gains but with the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium just a few days away, prices may be in for a deeper retracement in the near-term.

USD: Reversal or Retracement as Hawkish Fed Comments Continue

The biggest driver for global markets (Central Bank Policy) moves into the spotlight this week with the start of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium.

Weekly Trading Forecast: What Currencies Face Volatility Amid Low Volatility Global Markets

Extremely thin trading for the capital markets is sidelining FX trends as well. Volatility in the majors continues to outpace its financial peers, but can Janet Yellen's remarks at the Jackson Hole S...

Clues and Hints Point to BoJ Bazooka in September: Will USD/JPY Respond?

Last week we looked at the strength in the Yen as markets continued to price-out QE hopes after the Bank of Japan failed to deliver at their July meeting. But as we’ve been noting, just because the BoJ didn’t deliver on expectations in July, this doesn’t mean that the bank is yet ‘done.’

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Bear Flag or Bullish Reversal?

The U.S. Dollar has continued to weaken throughout the week despite all the innuendo from the Fed towards future rate hikes. But is Friday's turnaround a blip in the radar, or a sign of trends to come?

USD Price Action Post-FOMC Minutes

The Diminishing Marginal Utility of Rate Hike Fears

Forward guidance has become a primary driver across global capital markets, but more recently, markets appear to be discounting the value of these forecasts, instead looking to 'strategize around' the...

FOMC Rate-Hike Expectations: The Saga is Set to Continue

Throughout much of the year, there has been but one 'big' driver across capital markets, and that's been Central Bank policy. Later this afternoon, we get the next data point for one of the world's mo...

Post-CPI Price Action in USD

Is the US Dollar nearing a reversal point? As Fed members begin to talk up hawkish Fed policy with markets very much expecting dovishness, the probability of a Dollar reversal continues to increase.

Dudley Dialog Drives the Dollar After In-Line CPI Print

The Dollar is staging a reversal after William Dudley warned (again) that markets may be under-pricing the probability of a hike at the next meeting. This harkens back to May when the Fed talked up th...


Will CPI, FOMC Minutes Provide Direction to a Meandering US Dollar?

The U.S. Dollar has continued to consolidate but with inflation numbers on Tuesday and FOMC Minutes on Wednesday, markets may finally find some U.S. Dollar trends.

Weekly Trading Forecast: What Currencies Face Volatility Amid Low Volatility Global Markets

Activity in equities and other asset classes have ground to a halt recently. The FX market is not immune, but it has maintained a volatility advantage over its brethren. Which currencies and events c...

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