Never miss a story from Justin McQueen

Subscribe to receive daily updates on publications
Please enter valid First Name
Please fill out this field.
Please enter valid Last Name
Please fill out this field.
Please enter valid email
Please fill out this field.
Please select a country

I’d like to receive information from DailyFX and IG about trading opportunities and their products and services via email.

Please fill out this field.

Your Forecast Is Headed to Your Inbox

But don't just read our analysis - put it to the rest. Your forecast comes with a free demo account from our provider, IG, so you can try out trading with zero risk.

Your demo is preloaded with £10,000 virtual funds, which you can use to trade over 10,000 live global markets.

We'll email you login details shortly.

Learn More about Your Demo

You are subscribed to Justin McQueen

You can manage your subscriptions by following the link in the footer of each email you will receive

An error occurred submitting your form.
Please try again later.

MARKET DEVELOPMENT – Crude Oil Pushes Higher, GBPUSD Whipsaws, EURUSD Contained

Crude Oil: As oil prices continue to push higher with Brent crude futures above $71/bbl, oil prices continue to move into President Trump’s tweeting zone. Libyan fighting continues to keep oil underpinned, while strikes Pernis refinery has also added to the lift. Elsewhere, the spread WTI/Brent spread has continued to narrow with WTI now trading at a $6.60 discount having received a lift following the latest Genscape cushing data. As a reminder, near-term risks for oil come in the form of tonight’s API crude report after market. That said, as the oil waiver expiration draws closer (set to expire early May), India has followed Japan in halting their purchases of Iranian as they await the US administration’s decision as to whether they will extend current waivers.

GBP: Choppy price action in the Pound this morning as gains stemming from reports suggesting that Merkel could propose a 5yr time limit to the backstop had been pared after Germany refuted these rumours. All eyes are on for tomorrow’s EU summit; however, the question is as to whether a Brexit extension will lead to a rally in the Pound. As the latest COT report show that GBP positioning is relatively neutral, a short squeeze may not see GBPUSD break above 1.33 resistance.

EUR: The Euro has been somewhat range bound this morning and may continue to do so given the heavy supply of option expiries keeping the currency contained. Elsewhere, President Trump announced that the US will impose $11bln worth of tariffs on the EU in relation to Airbus subsidies, which in turn has seen the EU prepare to retaliate. EU/US trade war risk on the rise?

Option expiries: EURUSD 1.1200-10 (1.6bln), 1.1215-25 (1.5bln), 1.1245-55 (3bln), 1.1260-65 (1.7bln), 1.1270-75 (1.1bln) (For full list, click here)

Crude Oil Pushes Higher, GBPUSD Whipsaws, EURUSD Unfazed by Bearish Risks - US Market Open

Source: Thomson Reuters, DailyFX

DailyFX Economic Calendar: – North American Releases

Crude Oil Pushes Higher, GBPUSD Whipsaws, EURUSD Unfazed by Bearish Risks - US Market Open

IG Client Sentiment

Crude Oil Pushes Higher, GBPUSD Whipsaws, EURUSD Unfazed by Bearish Risks - US Market Open

How to use IG Client Sentiment to Improve Your Trading


  1. Sterling (GBP) Jumps on Rumored Irish Backstop Deal Breaker” by Nick Cawley, Market Analyst
  2. Market Sentiment Increasingly Positive | Webinar” by Martin Essex, MSTA , Analyst and Editor
  3. EUR Technical Analysis Overview: EURUSD, EURJPY, EURGBP” by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst
  4. Trading Forecast – EURJPY, AUDUSD, Gold Price & Other Charts” by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
  5. Using FX To Effectively Trade Global Market Themes at IG” by Tyler Yell, CMT , Forex Trading Instructor

--- Written by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst

To contact Justin, email him at

Follow Justin on Twitter @JMcQueenFX