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.



Trump Speech to Highlight a Busy Week for Markets

This week's economic calendar is loaded; but the big event will likely be a speech from President Trump to both houses of Congress on Tuesday night. Stay nimble.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Trump Speech May Define Market Mood

Financial markets may overlook ample top-tier economic data and a steady stream of central bank commentary as a pivotal speech from US President Donald Trump takes the spotlight.

Kuroda Stokes Bullish Motivation in the Yen; CPI on Deck

One of the biggest winners of the ‘Trump Bump’ across markets was Japan. After the BoJ spent more than three years weakening the Yen as part of ‘Abenomics,’

Top Three FX Price Action Themes for Next Week

Next week's economic calendar picks up considerably with key drivers being released each day of the week. Today, we look at three of the most pertinent price action themes for traders to follow throug...

Dollar Digestion: Price Action Setups

While the Dollar remains congested, a litany of other markets appear to be setting up or near an interesting setup. In this webinar, we worked around the market in the effort of seeing what might be a...

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Cable Congestion, Rally to Resistance

Cable price action continues to exhibit sloppy behaviour, meaning this most recent check of resistance should be taken cautiously by bulls.

Short AUD/USD at Market

While the Aussie has put in considerable rip thus far in 2017, this is still part of a longer-term range that continues to show in the pair.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Parity Still In Play

While general Dollar trends remain congested, Swissy has shown a bit more strength with the inclusion of some Franc-weakness. We look at three possible support levels for bullish continuation.

The Saga of USD Congestion Continues, For Now

While the Fed hasn't yet backed-down from rate hike plans in 2017, it doesn't appear that markets are bought-in to the idea of three full hikes in the remainder of this year.

Gold Prices Stick in the Range: Undeterred by Rate Hike Fears

After explosive trends lower in Q4 and then higher in January, Gold prices have settled into a rather choppy range. Buyers beware.

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Break Down to a Big Level

The range in EUR/JPY has finally begun to give way to trending prices; but support showing at a big level may bring a respite in the bearish price action.

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Deeper into the Wedge

After testing a key resistance level last week, GBP/JPY has dug-deeper into a symmetrical wedge formation.

USD/JPY, Gold Price Action Diverging from USD-Strength Theme

While USD has remained strong through much of February, price action in USD/JPY and Gold have diverged - indicating that rate hike fears may not be as pronounced as the U.S. Dollar's chart might indic...

USD at Resistance: EUR/USD, AUD/USD Price Action Setups

While the Dollar works around a key resistance level, price action setups in EUR/USD and AUD/USD are showing divergent themes.

Dollar Tests a Key Resistance Level as EUR/USD Sits on Support

The U.S. Dollar is testing a key resistance level, trying to leave behind the bearish down-trend of January. This has brought EUR/USD down to an interesting support level above the 1.0500-handle.

Dollar Seeking Direction as U.S. Equities Continue to Fly

While the U.S. Dollar's longer-term trends remain evasive, stock prices have been moving in one direction. But as excitement/exuberance continues to build - markets may have to wrestle with the prospe...

Strategy Around a Coagulated U.S. Dollar

While U.S. Dollar price action has been rather sloppy of recent, including a volatile series of moves this week, longer-term support levels are becoming more attractive in a variety of venues.

(Lacking) Dollar Strength and the Prospect of Resolution

Near-term USD price action has been aggressively bearish since the start of yesterday's testimony from Chair Yellen, raising questions around continuation potential of the 'bigger picture' bullish the...

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Holding Ground, but Drivers Lacking

Cable has held it's own while U.S. Dollar strength has come roaring back to global markets in February, but the problem for bullish approaches appears to be a lack of top-side drivers.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Bullish Channel, Parity for Support

Swissy price action has built into a rather clean trend-channel as broad-based USD trends have returned. The level of parity is especially interesting for continuation-approaches.