James Stanley

Currency Analyst

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.



Dollar Softens to Support - Is the Bullish Move Ready to Run?

The Dollar has put in an aggressive move of strength so far in October; but is seeing its first support test of a prior 'higher-low.' Is the bullish move in USD ready for resumption?

Three Pertinent Price Action Themes for This Week

This week brings a heavy batch of U.S. data as the Greenback continues to hold on to October's gains. Can this week's data continue driving the Dollar higher?

Weekly Trading Forecast: US and UK GDP Look to Charge Fed and Brexit Speculation

Volatility has picked up for the FX market these past weeks, but keeping the charge will require further fundamental winds. Will event risk like US and UK 3Q GDP readings step up the task?

Australian CPI to set the Tone in Aussie

while the Australian economy has now went 25 years without an actual recession, a lack of inflation as global growth has cooled has raised some very serious questions about sustainability of Australi...

U.S. Dollar Breakout to Face Pivotal Test Next Week

The U.S. Dollar has been aggressively bid this week, and we're now trading at 8-month highs in the Greenback. But with a heavy slate of US data for next week, this move could 'fly or die' depending on...

Euro Price Action Post-ECB

The Euro put in quite a bit of volatility this morning after fears that the ECB may be ending or tapering their QE program earlier than expected. What might markets be looking for in the months ahead?

Is the ECB Going to Taper or Extend QE After March 2017?

The biggest message from today's ECB meeting might be something that wasn't said, and something that markets have grown to really fear: The inevitable removal of ECB accommodation.

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Post-Flash Crash Channel

GBP/JPY is a high-flying pair that is known for its typically-volatile move. But more recently a ranging-channel has developed: Beware.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Shy of the ’Big’ Resistance Level

Swissy has spent much of the past seven months in a range-bound formation, and 'bigger picture' resistance may be nearing.

EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: A Sliding Scale of Support

EUR/JPY is back to a familiar trend-line, and a break or a bounce appears imminent: Tomorrow's European Central Bank meeting may pose such an impetus.

Gold Prices Pop, but is the Bull Back in Force?

The past three days have seen a big ramp-higher in Gold prices; but the bullish continuation move may not be ready just yet.

How Dovish Might the Bank of Canada’s Forecasts Be?

The Canadian Dollar spent the first portion of the year on a rollercoaster, and since May price action has been channeling higher. But will the BoC give ammunition to CAD bears with this morning's upd...

Does This USD Breakout Have Staying Power?

The U.S. Dollar has recently staged a breakout as driven by hawkish Fed rhetoric. But which pairs might traders want to focus on in order to integrate this theme?

Stocks Pop Higher as U.S., U.K. Inflation Pose Gains

The U.S. Dollar and British Pound are both higher on the morning after gains on inflationary prints out of the U.S. and U.K., but stocks are also driving higher. Which of these observations may be sig...

GBP/USD: Can Inflation Reverse the GBP Pain Chain?

It's been a rough October so far for the British Pound. But can a beat of inflation numbers help to stem the bleeding in GBP?

Earnings, ECB and Inflation to Headline Heavy Data Week

This week brings a plethora of data points and potential drivers; and after last week's bullish breakout in the US Dollar, markets are ripe for continued volatility.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Dollar, Euro, Pound and Yuan Compete for Top Volatility

The convergence of event risk and themes is stirring deeper trends in the global markets. Critical themes ahead to watch include Fed timing, Brexit fears, China's health and an ECB turning point

Changing of the Guard at the RBA: Getting to Know Dr. Phillip Lowe

The most recent Reserve Bank of Australia rate decision at the beginning of October was the first to be led by newly-installed RBA Governor, Dr. Phillip Lowe.

Three Price Action Questions in the Air for Next Week

This week has seen some interesting price action developments, but the big question now is whether these developments have longer-term staying power?

SPX, Oil, Yen Price Action Setups

Markets appear to be at a fulcrum as pressure builds from China along with the growing prospect of higher rates out of the United States. In this webinar, we look at how traders can address the variou...

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