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.



S&P, USD, JPY Price Action to Face Critical Questions Next Week

The week after the rate hike didn't pan out so well for risk markets. But with a key piece of legislation up for vote later today, we likely haven't seen the end of this theme.

Price Action Setups in SPX, USD, DXY, JPY and GBP

As markets pay a heavier focus on the U.S. political spectrum, many key areas appear to be nearing turns. In this webinar, we look at a series of setups with an eye on what might be 'around the corner...

USD/JPY Breaches a Big Zone of Support: Is the Trump Trade Done?

USD/JPY has been supported around the ¥112.00 handle since the beginning of February; highlighting bullish continuation potential of the 'Trump Trade'. But that zone was just broken in a big way. ...

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: The Big Move Awaits

Volatility in GBP/JPY remains pent-up as the pair continues to remain congested. But once resolved, GBP/JPY can be in a position to post some big moves really fast, in one direction or the other.

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Welcome Back, Big Figure (¥120.00)

EUR/JPY was previously showing bullish tendencies with the prospect of top-side continuation; but a week later, we're fallling below a key zone of support.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Clean Slice Through Parity Support

Swissy dropped through a key zone of support without so much as a pause. And now that prior potential support level of parity is showing as resistance.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Range Persists, but BoE on Defense with Inflation

The British Pound remains at depressed levels after last year's Brexit referendum. But the rising tide of inflation may soon change that fact.

Gold Prices Rally Up to Pivotal Resistance Zone

Gold prices were aggressively bearish leading into last week's rate hike; after which price action became aggressively bullish. The Fed is the focal point here.

Equity Sell-Off Goes Global: Buy the Dip or Sign of What’s to Come?

Yesterday marked the first pull-back in the S&P 500 by more than 1% since Donald Trump was elected. Already, many are calling for a bigger correction. But does price action support this stance?

Stocks Spill, Dollar Drops after the Rate Hike

We finally got that non-December rate hike that markets have been looking for; but matters (or markets) haven't really been the same since.

UK Inflation, Fed-Speak and French Elections as Price Action Drivers

U.K. inflation continues to creep-higher; and in the U.S., a series of Fed-speakers offer commentary today after the Greenback has fallen below multiple levels of support.

Short AUD/JPY at Market

AUD/JPY has been working with resistance around the ¥87.50-87.70 area since mid-December. This opens the door for short-side swing positions.

Trading the Majors: Levels to Watch in EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD

The past three weeks have been active across global markets; but this week's docket lightens-up; and this could be an ideal time for markets to begin pricing-in those next themes.

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes Remain on the Federal Reserve

Financial markets are likely to remain fixated on US monetary policy as a lull in top-tier data puts the spotlight on a busy Fed-speak calendar in the week ahead.

CPI the Focal Point as a Shift Begins to Emerge Within the BoE

The Bank of England hosted an interesting rate decision this week. No changes were made, and no rates were changed; but what was different was a dissenting vote within the BoE

Euro, Yen and the U.S. Dollar: Big Questions for Next Week

While the past two weeks have been driven by numerous data points and Central Bank meetings, next week is considerably lighter: A good time for price action themes to avail themselves in repsonse to ...

post-FOMC, BoJ, SNB, BoE Price Action Setups

While the Fed hiked rates for only the 3rd time in the past ten years, the U.S. Dollar has been putting in bearish moves across the FX-space. In this webinar, we look at a series of setups after this ...

FOMC, BoJ, SNB, BoE: A Price Action Recap

It's been a busy 24 hours in the land of FX. In this article, we look at how price action has responded to this most recent series of Central Bank rate decisions.

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Next Directional Move Proving Elusive

GBP/JPY has spent much of 2017 in some form of congestion. But if bulls can take-hold over the next few days, top-side continuation strategies may become attractive once again.

Long EUR/JPY at Market

Euro put in a top-side move after last week's ECB meeting, and for those looking to gain bullish exposure in the Euro, EUR/JPY may be one of the more attractive candidates for such a theme.