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: How Will Markets Position to End 2017?

Financial markets have just one full week of trade left in 2017. Here is what major currencies, commodities and equity indexes might do with it.

BoJ Discusses Reversal Rate as The Quest Continues Towards the Elusive 2%

Next week brings the final Bank of Japan rate decision for 2017, and while inflation remains well-below the bank’s 2% target, the BoJ appear steadfast and determined to drive-in higher prices.

Tug-of-War Between Euro and USD as Focus Shifts Towards 2018

As we move towards the close of a busy week with what's been an active year, we take a step back to look at the bigger-picture setups in the world's two largest currencies: The Euro and U.S. Dollar.

Post FOMC, ECB, BoE Price Action Setups

The Dollar crumbled yesterday after testing a key zone of resistance, and this keeps the Greenback in a bearish state as we look towards year-end. In this webinar, we looked at price action setups acr...

U.S. Dollar Folds at Resistance on Fed, ECB, BoE: A Recap

The past 24 hours have produced a number of key drivers, and FX markets have put in some relevant moves around some very key levels. In this article, we attempt to separate the pertinence from the noi...

U.S. Dollar Price Action Setups Ahead of FOMC

The final Federal Reserve rate decision for this year looms on the calendar for later today. A hike is widely-expected, but what could the bank say or do that could elicit some element of sustainable ...

U.S. Dollar at Key Resistance Ahead of the Fed; Cable Bounce on Six-Year High CPI

Tomorrow brings a Federal Reserve rate decision where it's widely expected that we'll see the bank hike rates for the third time this year. More pressing, however, is what the bank is looking at for 2...

Forex Markets Ready for a Week of Central Banks: Fed, ECB, BoE Await

As we near the end of what's been a rather active 2017 across global markets, a number of longer-term themes remain at question. This week's entourage of Central Banks may provide some element of clar...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed, ECB, BOE Meetings Promise Fireworks

Financial markets look set for fireworks as the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England deliver monetary policy announcements in the week ahead.

The Bank of Canada: When Data Dependency Goes Awry

The past couple of weeks have brought some key pieces of Canadian data, all seemingly pointing to a positive backdrop. But the Bank of Canada remains cautious, and this could impact price action in C...

Next Week is Big for FX: Dollar, Euro, Pound in Focus Ahead of Fed, ECB, BoE

As we stare down the end of the year, focus begins to shift towards what 2018 might bring. But before we get there - next week has a heavy slate of Central Bank activity.

Pre-NFP Price Action Setups Across the U.S. Dollar

The next few trading days bring some pivotal U.S. drivers to the table, and the Dollar has just started to show a spurt of strength in advance. In this webinar, we look at price action setups on both ...

U.S. Dollar Price Action Setups Ahead of Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP)

The U.S. Dollar is finally showing some signs of life after what's been a punishing 2017: But tomorrow brings NFP, and next week brings the Fed. Matters may begin to shift very quickly over the next ...

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Double-Bottom, Meet Double-Top

GBP/JPY is notorious for its wild and chaotic volatility. So, where did that go in 2017? We may be nearing resolution of this chop as we've seen both a double-bottom and double-top formation begin to ...

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Prices Plummet to Support as the Range Remains

The Euro has been on quite the ride over the past few months as the ECB extended QE into 2018. But, the range in EUR/JPY has held throughout, and we're quickly nearing another revisit towards support.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Plotting Around the Pull Back

The British Pound finally broke out of the two-month range, but has since started to see that bullish theme taper-off. In this article, we look at a potential setup that may be soon nearing in GBP/USD.

BoC on Deck as USD/CAD Tests Support; EUR/USD Tries to Find a Low

The U.S. Dollar continues within its recent pattern of congestion, but a Bank of Canada rate decision may help to break the impasse in USD/CAD.

Dollar Range Poised to Give Way with NFP, FOMC in Sight

The U.S. Dollar continues to bounce in a relatively tight range, but with NFP on the docket for Friday along with FOMC on the calendar for next wednesday, this range is unlikely to last for long.

British Pound Falls From Fibonacci Support as USD Tries to Pick a Direction

The U.S. Dollar remains in the middle of its recent range, but that hasn't stopped burgeoning themes from building in Cable, Euro and the Australian Dollar.

Gold Prices Continue Sideways Price Action

Gold prices spent much of the first half of the year in some form of trend. But over the past two months, trends have went on hiatus as prices continue to bounce between support and resistance.