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Top 5 Types of Doji Candlesticks
2023-07-24 13:30:00
Discover how Doji patterns are formed and how to identify 5 of the most commonly traded types.
What Trading Style Best Suits Your Personality?
2023-06-13 05:00:00
Trading style often aligns with personality and lifestyle and influences a trading strategy and plan.
200 Day Moving Average: What it is and How it Works
2023-06-13 02:00:00
The 200 day moving average is widely used by traders to identify long term trends. Learn how to apply it when trading
Australian Dollar Fundamental Bias Breakdown: What Matters the Most for AUD/USD?
2023-06-11 23:00:00
The Australian Dollar is influenced by financial market sentiment, commodity prices and the RBA. But the influence of these variables is constantly evolving. This special report breaks it down.
What is OPEC and What is Their Role in Global Markets?
2023-05-24 17:00:10
Taking a look at the evolution of OPEC and its effect on the global oil market ahead of a key meeting in Vienna on June 4.
Debt Ceiling Blues, Part 79. What Happens if the US Defaults?
2023-05-19 06:30:00
The US federal government can’t legally borrow any more money and time is running out for a deal. Failing to get one done would be a nightmare for the markets and the US Dollar.
Exploring Seasonality in Wall Street, Europe, and Asia-Pacific Stock Markets
2023-04-27 00:30:00
Have you ever wondered whether certain months are better or worse for stock markets? While we can identify meaningful seasonality, by itself, it is a poor predictor of past performance.
US Dollar Smile Theory: How Does Economic Resilience or Recession Drive USD?
2023-04-17 01:00:00
The US Dollar Smile Theory helps explains why the currency rises when the economy is greatly outperforming or in a recession. But is this backed by economic data?
What Caused the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse?
2023-04-13 18:00:00
Silicon Valley Bank’s ‘Twitter-fuelled’ bank run highlights how regulatory shortcomings can have far reaching effects in the modern digital age
How Do the US Dollar, Gold, S&P 500, and More Trade at the Onset of Recessions?
2023-03-20 03:00:00
On average, the US Dollar and gold prices have fared well at the onset of US recessions. Meanwhile, the 10-year Treasury yield, Australian Dollar, and S&P 500 have underperformed.
Hawkish vs Dovish: How Monetary Policy Affects FX Trading
2023-02-06 14:50:15
Hawkish and dovish policies affect FX rates through a mechanism referred to as 'forward guidance'.
How to Combine Fundamental and Technical Analysis
2023-01-30 19:30:00
There are many ways to combine fundamental and technical analysis for a holistic trading approach.
Forex Correlation: Using Currency Correlation in Forex Trading
2023-01-30 18:00:18
Currency correlations are important for traders to consider as no pair trades independently on others. Here’s a guide on what they are and how to manage them.
Equities Q1 Technical Forecast: Range in Early 2023
2023-01-01 19:00:00
Tentative signs are emerging that US equity indices could be nearing the end of their corrective decline and appear set to settle in a range in 2023.
Gold Fundamental Q1 Forecast: XAU/USD Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better
2023-01-01 16:00:00
Leaving 2022 behind, gold prices have pretty much ended the year flat despite some significant price fluctuations in between.
Oil Q1 Technical Forecast: WTI Still Alive $75
2023-01-01 13:00:00
Oil’s price action in 2022 was one massive doji, but there was a lot of tension in between the open and close of the year.
Bitcoin Fundamental Q1 Forecast: BTCUSD Outlook
2023-01-01 10:00:48
What a difference 12 months can make, throw in a couple of rate hikes, bankruptcies and increased regulatory scrutiny and what do you get?
Australian Dollar Q1 Technical Forecast: Reliant on Q1 Macro Stimuli
2023-01-01 07:00:29
The Aussie dollar has enjoyed some much-needed support towards the end of 2022 but going into Q1 of 2023, much depends on inflationary pressures as well as overall risk sentiment.
Japanese Yen Fundamental Q1 Forecast: Will USD/JPY Continue its Drop in Q1?
2023-01-01 04:00:00
The Japanese Yen embarked on a comeback against the US Dollar during the fourth quarter of 2022. By mid-December, USD/JPY was down about 6.5%, marking the worst 3-month period since April 2016.
British Pound (GBP) Q1 Technical Forecast: Will the British Pound Recovery Continue into Q1?
2023-01-01 01:00:00
The British Pound has posted significant gains against both the Euro and the US Dollar since printing its YTD low in the aftermath of the Kwasi Kwarteng budget announcement.
Euro Fundamental Q1 Forecast: The ECB's Hawkish Turn
2022-12-31 22:00:21
The European Central Bank (ECB) ramped up expectations of additional interest rate hikes next year at its latest monetary policy meeting, and if they are true to their word, then the Euro may outperform a host of other currencies in the first three months of 2023.
US Dollar Q1 Technical Forecast: Stage Reset
2022-12-31 19:00:00
The fourth quarter was a tough one for USD bulls. The currency initially held a higher-low support bounce into October trade, but bulls were unable to re-test the highs, and that led to a very strong bearish reaction in November that has run through the first half of December.
Equities Fundamental Q1 Forecast: Keep an Eye Out for Volatility
2022-12-31 16:00:00
The highest inflation in 40 years triggered the Federal Reserve to embark on aggressive tightening, raising interest rates to cool inflation. That came at the cost of equities.
Gold Q1 Technical Forecast: Beware the Descending Peaks
2022-12-31 13:00:14
Gold managed to pull itself out of a situation that many traders would have considered a critical technical breakdown just at the beginning for the fourth quarter.
Oil Fundamental Q1 Forecast: WTI Crude May Rise in Q1 as Supply Tightens
2022-12-31 10:00:19
Crude oil fundamentals will become even more of a delicate balancing act for producers, with the most prominent of these being OPEC+, as deteriorating global growth forecasts are weighed up against renewed optimism around China’s new reopening measures.
Bitcoin Q1 Technical Forecast: BTC/USD Outlook for 2023
2022-12-31 07:00:14
Cryptocurrency faced major headwinds throughout 2022 as monetary tightening and recession fears took center stage. With inflation and rate expectations triggering the initial decline, the fundamental backdrop remains key for price action in 2023.
Australian Dollar Fundamental Q1 Forecast: Inflation to Drive Rate Paths
2022-12-31 04:00:03
The Australian Dollar recovered going into the end of 2022 as the US Dollar peeled back from its astonishing run higher on the back of a Federal Reserve that got tough on fighting inflation.
Japanese Yen Q1 Technical Forecast: USD/JPY to Consolidate Further
2022-12-31 01:00:00
Developments on the technical charts suggest USD/JPY could settle in a broad range before making an attempt to retest its October 2022 high sometime in the coming months.
British Pound (GBP) Fundamental Q1 Forecast: Rates, Growth and Inflation
2022-12-30 22:00:00
The British Pound enjoyed a strong last quarter of the year, especially against the US dollar, as the memory of the past UK government is priced out of the market.
Euro Q1 Technical Forecast: EUR/USD Propped Up at Confluent Support
2022-12-30 19:00:00
With the new year comes new opportunities and certainly a new technical landscape for EUR/USD and many other FX pairs.

Economic Calendar

Loan Prime Rate 1Y ()
F: 3.45%
P: R: 3.45%
Loan Prime Rate 5Y (Apr)
F: 3.95%
P: R: 3.95%
Credit Card Spending YoY (Mar)
P: R: 2.2%
Balance of Trade (Mar)
P: R: $0.87B
Imports YoY (Mar)
P: R: 15.84%
Exports YoY (Mar)
P: R: -9.45%