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.



GBP/JPY: Supported at Prior Fibonacci Resistance, But Will it Hold?

After a troubling sell-off in February and a degree of grind in March, bulls came back into GBP/JPY in April, helping to continue the trend that was so prominent in 2017. But prices are pulling back a...

GBP/USD: Deeper Correction Potential After Inflation Misses Target

The British Pound is pulling back after this morning's UK inflation data. The bigger question is whether this is a bump in the bullish road or a factor that might bring on a bearish reversal ahead of ...

Bearish NZD/USD: Longer-Term Range Potential

NZD/USD has been range-bound for more than a year, and prices have recently started to tip-toe lower, opening the door for short-side exposure in the pair.

GBP/USD Pulls Back on Inflation Miss, S&P 500 Rallies to Fresh April Highs

This morning's inflation print out of the UK showed the second consecutive month of slower price growth, and this helped to bring a pullback into the Pound as we near the May 'Super Thursday' rate dec...

GBP/USD, S&P 500 Breakouts in Focus as USD, EUR/USD Remain in Range

Breakouts in risk markets are in-focus as we near UK inflation numbers for the month of March, and this is happening as earnings season continues in the US.

Bullish Breakouts in GBP/USD, S&P 500 as USD Bounces From April Lows

Both the S&P 500 and GBP/USD have posted bullish breakouts after this week's open, and each of these themes will remain in the spotlight as we move deeper into Q1 earnings with UK inflation on the...

GBP/USD Throttles Towards 2018 High as USD, EUR/USD Remain in Range

Multi-month ranges remain in both EUR/USD and DXY, but Cable bulls appear to care little as GBP/USD is moving up to test 2018 highs. UK inflation is on deck for Wednesday, but will buyers be able to c...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Can Key Events like China GDP Cut Through Political Risk Volatility?

Can key event risk like China GDP or the BoC rate decision offer clarity to counter the general uncertainty of political risk?

US Dollar Range Continues as Inflation Prints at One-Year Highs

The US Dollar continued to hold the range that’s been present for the past two months, and another strong inflation report may keep bears at bay for a while longer.

FX Setups for the Week of April 16, 2018

The British Pound broke-out this week, while EUR/JPY continued to trend-higher, reversing the weakness that was so prevalent in February and early March. Both pairs carry potential for bullish continu...

GBP/USD: Bullish Breakout Runs into Fibonacci Resistance

The British Pound is pulling back after hitting running into a Fibonacci level at fresh two-month highs, but with UK inflation on deck for next week, the probability of conitnued volatility remains hi...

GBP Strength, JPY Weakness Highlight Next Week’s FX Themes

Next week's economic calendar brings focus to the British Pound as we get March inflation figures ahead of the May Super Thursday rate decision. Will bulls be able to continue this week's bullish brea...

FX Majors: Price Action Strategy Across USD-Pairs

There's been a lot of back-and-forth in FX this week, and while Forex markets have been quiet while equities have been shaking, we may soon be nearing a point of resolution.

Dollar Down-Trend Pulls Back, EUR/USD to Support After ECB Minutes

The US Dollar is bouncing from support, and this has helped to craft a pull back in EUR/USD. But with ECB-Hawk, Mr. Jens Weidmann, waiting in the wings for a speech later this afternoon, will weakness...

Gold Prices Reverse After Aggressive Breakout into Long-Term Resistance

Gold prices put in an aggressive breakout this morning, testing into a longer-term zone of resistance that's held the highs throughout 2018. But that strength could not last, and prices are now pullin...

EUR/JPY: Bullish Potential As Prices Climb Above Key Fibonacci Level

EUR/JPY spent the second half of Q1 in a bearish state, selling-off to a fresh five-month low. But the open of Q2 has brought a return of the bullish trend, and this is a theme that has potential for ...

US Dollar Grinds at Support After Inflation Prints at One-Year Highs

This morning has opened with some provocative tweets, but focus has started to shift towards the one-year highs that printed in both core and headline inflation numbers out of the US.

US Dollar Price Action Setups Ahead of CPI, FOMC Minutes

The US Dollar is back-below 90.00, and tomorrow brings two potentially big drivers with the release of March inflation numbers followed by FOMC minutes from last month's rate hike. In this webinar, we...

EUR/USD, GBP/USD Bounce From Support as USD Bears Remain In-Control

The US Dollar has continued to drop, and this has helped to prop up both EUR/USD and GBP/USD, albeit to varying degrees. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is testing a key zone of resistance as we open near ...

GBP/USD: Is the Bullish Trend Ready to Push Up to Fresh Highs?

The bullish trend in GBP/USD is now more than a year old, and prices have re-scaled the 1.4000 psychological level. Are bulls ready to pose a re-test of March highs?