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.



Gold Price Breakout Fails at $1,300; Is the Bullish Move Finished?

The rally in Gold prices ran into a rather rigid area of resistance at $1,300. But with a pivotal Jackson Hole Symposium on the calendar for later in the week, will bulls muster the motivation to leav...

Will the U.S. Dollar Find a Spark of Strength at Jackson Hole?

The big item on the calendar for this week is the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, and last year's event sparked a run of strength in the Dollar. Might we be heading for another USD-reversal around Ja...

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes on Jackson Hole Symposium

Financial markets may be singularly focused on the Fed's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming amid a lull in top-tier data flow but politics remain a wildcard.

Yen Remains Strong as Risk Aversion Trumps GDP: Inflation on Deck

While second quarter GDP came-in quite a bit stronger than expected, markets appeared to care little as the larger overall theme of risk aversion continued to garner attention.

U.S. Dollar Setups Ahead of Jackson Hole: EUR/USD, GBP/USD

The Dollar continues to hold the lows after the troubling start to 2017: But will any clues at next week's Jackson Hole Economic Symposium inspire a lasting move in either direction for USD?

Will the Dollar, Euro Find Fresh Trends at Jackson Hole?

Next week brings the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, and appearances by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and ECB President Mario Draghi will be widely-watched for clues around the bank's near-term stance towar...

Trading the U.S. Dollar’s Bear Flag Across Major FX Pairs

The U.S. Dollar has spent most of 2017 in the process of losing more than 10% of its value. But over the past couple of weeks, the Dollar has begun to trend-higher, building within a channel that, at ...

Is the U.S. Dollar in the Process of Carving Out a Longer-Term Bottom?

The U.S. Dollar has spent much of 2017 in a weakened state. But since early-August, the Greenback has appeared to face difficulty when trying to perch down to fresh lows. Are USD sellers drying up?

Support and Resistance in the Forex Market, Part One

There are numerous ways to identify support and resistance levels in the Forex market, and in this article series we're going to look at three of the more popular. In part one, we look at psychologica...

Dollar Bulls Peer Above Resistance: Is USD Strength in Store?

After an aggressive bearish trend to start 2017, the U.S. Dollar has finally started to show the early stage of bullish tendencies. Does this have continuation power, and if so, where can traders look...

Trading Around the U.S. Dollar: Price Action Setups

The U.S. Dollar was in a troubling spot as we came into August after more than 10% was taken-out in the first seven months of this year. But what started as a short squeeze continues to show bullish t...

Euro Tests Support as USD Moves Through Resistance: Pound Falls Again

The Dollar is finally showing elements of bullish price action, and this has brought EUR/USD down to a key zone of support. With more USD-data on the docket for the remainder of the week, is a deeper ...

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Falls after U.K. Inflation Disappoints

Another disappointing inflation print out of the U.K. has sent Sterling spiraling lower. As GBP/USD approaches a key zone of support, setups exist on both sides of the market.

Gold Prices Recoil Shy of $1,296: Double Top Breakout in Store?

Gold prices caught a major bid after Trump's Fire and Fury Tweet. Bulls have yet been unable to take out the double-top around $1,296; but if this resistance gives way, look out.

Top Three Forex Themes for This Week

This week picks up on the data-front, and the potential for risk aversion remains elevated. High-impact data out of Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. will likely keep prices on the move, and in this artic...

Weekly Trading Forecast: War Worries May Overshadow Key Data Flow

Financial markets may be forced away from focusing on a slew of top-tier economic news as fiery rhetoric continues to flow from Washington DC in the week ahead.

Risk Aversion Envelopes the Yen as Geopolitical Risk Flares

The Japanese Yen put in a move of strength as tensions increased between the U.S. and North Korea. But there are setups on both sides to work with either a continuation or a reversal of risk aversion...

U.S. Dollar Falls on CPI Miss: Next Week is Big for the Risk Trade

Another soft U.S. CPI print just weeks after the Fed raised concerns around the issue has sent the Dollar down to a fresh weekly low. A series of high-impact prints will likely keep FX markets on edge...

Risk Aversion in the Forex Market: Trade It, or Fade It?

Risk aversion has begun to show in many key asset classes, and in this webinar, we look at how traders can trade or fade this theme using the Japanese Yen.

GBP/JPY, EUR/JPY for Continuation/Reversal of Risk Aversion

Yen strength has shown as risk aversion has begun to get priced-in after Trump's 'fire and fury' comments, opening the door to a couple of interesting setups against the British Pound and the Euro.