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Should I Expect Volatility, Trends from a Fundamental Release?

Should I Expect Volatility, Trends from a Fundamental Release?

2016-01-26 01:10:00
John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist
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Talking Points:

• Some fundamental event risk can generate volatility, few can carry genuine trends

• What does it take for a piece of data, event or headline to drive the market?

• Key event risk ahead includes the Fed, BoJ and RBNZ rate decisions as well as US and UK GDP

What are the Traits of Successful Traders? See what our studies have found to be the most common pitfalls of retail FX traders.

Traders should always set realistic expectations. A reaso... Traders should always set realistic expectations. A reasonable time for a trade to unfold, the probability that the market plays out as expected, setting sensible stops and targets are all important for improving our effort in the market. One area that is often overlooked though is fundamentals. Those new to the analysis technique seize on any schedule event as a possible spark to dramatic volatility. Even experienced fundamental traders will often approach key event risk positioning as if they are expecting the most dramatic possible outcome. Fundamentals can generate volatility and it can also be the source of incredible trends, but the circumstances must be correct. We discuss how to interpret and trade event risk, themes and other manor of value-driven analysis in today's Strategy Video.

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