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.



Euro Pops as the Dollar Drain Drives Deeper

The Dollar has had a difficult time trying to catch a lasting bid, and after comments from Mario Draghi earlier this morning, the Euro has run up to a fresh 10-month high.

Euro, Pound Test Resistance as Dollar Drain Drives Deeper

The bearish run in the Dollar continues after a recent rejection at resistance. With Fed Chair Janet Yellen set to speak at 1 PM ET today, expect volatility to continue into the afternoon.


The U.S. Dollar appears to be at a crucial point as we open a week with a plethora of USD-drivers. These setups look to capitalize on a move in the Greenback by hedging around the U.S. Dollar.

U.S. Dollar Bearish Channel Persists as Heavy Week of Drivers Begins

This week brings a plethora of drivers to markets, and the bar is rather high for the longer-term bearish trend in the U.S. Dollar to see a reversal. Long EUR/USD can be particularly attractive for sh...

Gold Prices Slide to New Monthly Low as Week Opens on a Confident Foot

The slide in Gold prices continues as budding confidence has further driven the risk trade.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Where Will the Dollar, Equities and Oil Find Their Next Moves?

Volatility has cooled substantially this past week, but the wheels of fundamentals continue to turn with the leaders of all the major central banks due to weigh in on monetary policy in the week ahea...

Crude Oil Collapses into Bear Market Territory

Crude Oil prices were dealt another blow this week, even with global supplies showing contraction.

DXY (USD) is Working on a Key Support Zone - Will Bulls Respond?

The U.S. Dollar has had a very rough 2017, but this is directly-counter to the bullish run that started in 2014. Are we on the verge of seeing a return of the longer-term bullish trend in the Greenbac...

Gold Prices Slide into Swing Support

Gold prices continue to head-lower, but after two days of swing support, traders may be near a bearish re-entry setup should lower-high resistance begin to show.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Trend-Line Support as New Resistance

Swissy broke below a huge zone of support that included a long-term, bullish trend-line. But we're now seeing that trend-line show as resistance, and this can open the door for bearish strategies.

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: May’s Support is Now Resistance

GBP/JPY has volleyed around a key set of support/resistance levels, but after this morning's bullish move has been partially faded, the door remains open for bearish continuation.

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Bull Flag Break Opens Door for Continuation

The Euro has remained resilient through another dovish ECB meeting, and with Yen weakness beginning to show again, EUR/JPY posed a bullish breakout of a bull flag formation.

Oil Crumbles, Cable Reverses and the Dollar Continues with Bullish Structure

Oil prices have been on the move and some relevant commentary from the BoE's Chief Economist is keeping Cable volatile. As the Dollar continues to build a bullish base, might this bring complications ...

Trade or Fade, USD Strength: Euro, GBP, JPY Price Action Setups

Dollar strength continues to show - but how much longer might this theme stay relevant? In this webinar, we looked at price action setups on both sides of the U.S. Dollar.

USD Strength, Trade or Fade: Setups in Euro, GBP and JPY

The U.S. Dollar remains relatively strong after last week's rate hike, and in this article, we look at a variety of setups on either side of this recent theme of strength.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: The British Pound Breakdown

As we came into June, it looked as though GBP might have bullish potential. But a lot has changed in two weeks, and the bears have re-grasped control of GBP price action.

Gold Prices Continue Descent Through Key Support Zone

Gold prices continue to head-lower after the double top formation, but caution is the order of the day as price action has just crossed below a key zone of support.

Do Themes of Yen Weakness, Dollar Strength Have Continuation Potential?

Last week brought a series of drivers from Central Banks, and this produced a bullish move in the U.S. Dollar and a bearish move in the Japanese Yen: But does the return of these previously robust th...

Hawkish BoE a Transitory Development as Brexit Negotiations Set to Begin

The British Pound enjoyed a relatively strong week, but with Brexit negotiations set to begin on Monday, that strength may be a fleeting theme.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Searching for Scarce Direction Cues

A slowdown in top-tier economic news flow leaves battered financial markets to reckon with the aftershocks of last week's back-to-back bombshells.