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.



Dollar Drops Below 90.00 Before Buyers Step In: Japan, Canada CPI On Deck

The US Dollar was unable to hold on to gains that showed-up after the release of FOMC minutes, but a bit of short-term support is showing; and we have two major CPI releases set for the next 24 hours....

US Dollar Wipes Out Gains: Japanese Inflation as a Pivotal Driver

The US Dollar caught a bid after yesterday's release of FOMC minutes. But that theme has been unable to last, and prices are already back to pre-release levels.

USD/CHF Rallies to Resistance: Will Sellers Respond?

USD/CHF is pulling back after setting fresh two-year lows just last Thursday, and prices are now testing a prior area of potential lower-high resistance.

Bearish USD/CHF Off of Fibonacci Resistance

USD/CHF has been one of the cleaner USD-trends so far in 2018. And after the Greenback's early-week rip-higher, USD/CHF is finding a bit of resistance at a familiar area, opening the door for short-si...

Gold Prices Hasten Reversal After Visit to Key Resistance Zone

Gold prices put in a strong rally last week to a big zone of resistance. But - buyers quickly lost motivation, and prices have pulled back to support. With FOMC minutes set to be released later in the...

GBP/USD: Cable Continues to Cross 1.4000 Ahead of UK GDP

GBP/USD has spent most of February on a rollercoaster, with the pair seemingly shrugging off positive UK items in order to go with the flow in USD.

Forex Setups Across Major USD-Pairs Ahead of FOMC, ECB Minutes

The next 24 hours bring meeting minutes from rate decisions out of the world's two largest economies. This is happening as the US Dollar is in the process of testing resistance at the 90.00 level on D...

Forex: Price Action Setups Ahead of FOMC, ECB Minutes

Despite the holiday-shortened week in the US, the economic calendar is not without key drivers. Important items will be released out of Europe, the US and Japan in the coming days, and its the release...

EUR/USD Back to Support as USD Stages Strength Ahead of FOMC Minutes

This week offers a number of drivers, and all of the Dollar, Yen and Euro are in the spotlight. The potential exists for some longer-term trends to shift, and in this article, we look at some of the m...

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes Still on the Federal Reserve

Speculation on Fed monetary policy has driven volatility across the markets since the beginning of the month. Minutes from January's FOMC meeting promise more of the same ahead.

Yen Surges to 15-Month Highs: Japanese Inflation as a Pivotal Driver

The Japanese Yen surged through numerous levels of resistance this week, continuing a rally that’s shown since December inflation printed at 33-month highs. Will next week’s inflation con...

EUR/JPY: Lower-Highs as Prices Post Deeper Tests of LT Support

EUR/JPY continues to hold in a zone of support that's been relevant since last September. But bulls appear to be getting a bit more bashful after each of these support tests, begging the question: Wil...

USD/CHF: Swiss Franc Pulls Back From Fresh Two Year Highs Against USD

USD/CHF has been in a rather smooth trend; but with fresh two-year lows printing earlier this week, might that bearish theme need to take more of a breather before short-side continuation is ready for...

Gold Prices Pose Brisk Rally to Key Resistance Zone

Gold prices put in a 3.34% jump from the Wednesday low to the Thursday high. But with prices now testing 2017 and 2018 resistance, will bulls be able to forge-ahead without a larger pullback?

US Dollar Bounces From Three-Year Lows; Is the Pain Trade Over?

The US Dollar is recovering after this week's spill brought upon fresh three year lows just last night. But - is the Greenback selling over, or could there be more on the horizon as Treasury Yields ap...

Trading the Major’s After the US Dollar’s CPI-Fueled Rip-and-Dip

The US Dollar put in a heavy reversal after yesterday's better-than-expected US inflation numbers. This helped to propel many major pairs towards recent highs, but which of these setups might be open ...

Bearish AUD/USD Off of Confluent Resistance Zone

The Australian Dollar has caught a reprieve with the re-emergence of USD-weakness over the past couple of days. But with sellers starting to show below the .8000 psychological level, the door remains ...

US Dollar Smashed After CPI: When Good News Goes Bad

The US Dollar saw an aggressive sell-off after yesterday's CPI-induced spike, helping to drive major pairs across the Forex market. But when good news begins to get construed in a bearish manner, some...

EUR/JPY: Lower-Lows, Highs After Another Support Bounce

EUR/JPY spent most of 2017 in a fairly consistent bullish trend. After that move continued in January, it looked like blue skies ahead, but a bearish streak has started to show in February, bringing t...

GBP/JPY Bounces From Post-Brexit Trend-Line: Will it Hold?

GBP/JPY has had a series of bullish factors avail themselves over the past week; all of which have seemingly brought bearish price action to the pair.