News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
Mixed
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Wall Street
Bullish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Gold
Mixed
GBP/USD
Bullish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
USD/JPY
Mixed
More View more
Real Time News
  • A currency carry trade involves borrowing a low-yielding currency in order to buy a higher yielding currency in an attempt to profit from the interest rate differential. Find out if the carry trade suits your trading style here: https://t.co/7t4BzmLg8w https://t.co/h0TmJcZeqr
  • $USDCAD sold off aggressively last week, putting it into position to test the important 2017 low; trading bias is neutral to bearish. Get your market update from @PaulRobinsonFX here: https://t.co/sphxUAW9TB https://t.co/ZhsTeJOOM8
  • Get your snapshot update of the of top level exchanges and key index performance from around the globe here: https://t.co/d8Re5anlG5 https://t.co/qP96xmgDVn
  • The pro-risk Australian Dollar may extend gains after the record miss in US jobs data, amplifying dovish rhetoric from the Federal Reserve and keeping the Dow Jones and S&P 500 intact. Get your market update from @ddubrovskyFX here: https://t.co/yf8mPX3O3W https://t.co/uCCmjaxUhF
  • Who else is keeping close tabs on Dogecoin $DOGE this weekend? All eyes on Elon Musk @elonmusk, the proverbial 'Dogefather,' and his Saturday Night Live @nbcsnl performance kicking off at 11:30PM ET. The #crypto is already looking nice and perky following that trendline break! https://t.co/nrQsnlUqWj https://t.co/4lOz6NLQTG
  • There is some very interesting event risk over the opening half of this coming week of trade. It starts with Elon Musk hosting SNL tonight for Dogecoin traders and moves into US inflation data to as means to stir the ongoing Fed debate and Dollar https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/video/daily_news_report/2021/05/08/Dollar-Tumbles-Dow-Hits-Record-Highs-and-Dogecoin-Traders-Tune-In.html https://t.co/LXhjv7ToWC
  • It was a big week for Gold bulls and Gold prices broke out to fresh two-month-highs, finally taking-out the 1800 level along the way. Get your market update from @JStanleyFX here: https://t.co/D222Ni37Dv https://t.co/KcMYyx3Ro4
  • Currency exchange rates are impacted by several factors. Are different world leaders a contributing factor? Find out here: https://t.co/4jsORznRTE https://t.co/PjywaPeUsl
  • Many people are attracted to forex trading due to the amount of leverage that brokers provide. Leverage allows traders to gain more exposure in financial markets than what they are required to pay for. Learn about FX leverage here: https://t.co/BdgFmkRxVw https://t.co/AjOSPzOFLb
  • What are some trading takeaways from 2020, as we jump into the new year? Find out with your free guide here: https://t.co/e7udCTJlmf #DailyfxGuides https://t.co/eqklbOEJMa
Australian Dollar Remains Relatively Weak

Australian Dollar Remains Relatively Weak

Jeremy Wagner, CEWA-M, Head of Education

Article Summary: Using this simple Forex technical analysis technique, determine the relative strength and weakness of a currency rather than a currency pair. This is an easy way for Forex beginners to identify stronger versus weaker currencies to trade. By using this simple analysis tip, we find the Australian Dollar remains the weakest currency against its other main counterparts.

Gauging relative strength of currencies is a common method employed by traders of all skill levels. The analysis is fairly simple and straight forward as previously laid out in “Know the Strong and the Weak Currencies.” The process can take about 15-20 minutes and doesn’t need to happen but once or twice per week.

Last week, we laid out 2 different approaches on how to trade a weak Australian Dollar. Performing the same analysis this week we find the Aussie still holds the spot for the weakest currency when compared in a broad sense against its currency competitors.

Forex Strategy: Matching Strong versus Weak

Currency

Up Arrows

Down Arrows

Change From Last Week

JPY

7

0

Higher 1 ranking

CHF

6

1

Lower 1 ranking

USD

5

2

Higher 2 rankings

EUR

4

3

Lower 1 ranking

GBP

3

4

Lower 1 ranking

CAD

2

5

Same ranking

NZD

1

6

Same ranking

AUD

0

7

Same ranking

When assessing the performance of the Aussie over the past 5 business days, it has retraced a portion of its weakness by countertrending towards short term strength. However, when standing back and reviewing the trends from a higher altitude, the Aussie is still below the 200 period Simple Moving Average against all of the other 7 main currencies. Therefore, we can conclude this is simply a counter trend retracement and longer term trends suggest Aussie weakness is likely to continue.

The trading opportunity is to sell weakness against strength. So we can sell those currencies at the bottom of the scale above while buying those towards the top of the scale.

Also, notice how the USDOLLAR moved 2 rankings higher. This could be a sleeper as well as it begins to cross above its 200 period Simple Moving Averages on the 4 hour charts. Therefore, we can keep an eye out for continued USDOLLAR strength. After all, if the equity markets continue to falter as they have begun to crack their respective support levels, the Greenback stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of a stock market sell-off.

There are many different ways to achieve the trade…either through trading a strong versus weak currency or by diversifying through a currency basket trade.

Regardless of your trading method, this simple analysis technique will help you identify a relative strong or relative weak currency to trade.

Good luck with your trading!

---Written by Jeremy Wagner, Head Trading Instructor, DailyFX Education

Follow me on Twitter at @JWagnerFXTrader.To be added to Jeremy’s e-mail distribution list, click HERE and enter in your email information.

See Jeremy’s recent articles at his DailyFX Forex Educators Bio Page.

Trading baskets can be handled several ways. The mirror platform offers a one click method to enter and exit the basket trade. Join our live Mirror Trader platform walkthrough each Wednesday at 3 pm ET and ask your questions in real time.

If you would like to learn more about trading with Moving Averages in Forex, register to view this free 15 minute video course on Simple Moving Averages.

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES