The Euro Reacts to Data Surprises

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EURUSD Daily 060814

Good Morning, Friends. Apparently, unrest in the Middle East and tensions in Eastern Europe aren’t good for either business confidence or production in Western Europe. German June factory orders fell 3.2% from last month; a rise of 0.9% was expected. …

A Blip, Or a Change in the Market’s Tone?

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ESU4 15 Minute 310714

Good Morning (EST), Friends. I’m not accustomed to waking up and seeing the E-mini futures down significantly (1952.50 as I type, down 12.50), but movement is always welcome. I haven’t seen a real explanation for the decline; no one should …

Time for a Short Covering Rally in EUR/USD?

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EURUSD Daily 280714

 

Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”

Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”

Holmes: …

Currency Pairs Are Moving, Ever So Slowly

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EUR:USD Daily 230714

 

Hi, Friends, As those who read the Blog regularly are aware, I’ve been waiting impatiently for EUR/USD to break below 1.35. The loss of an airliner isn’t the catalyst I would have hoped for, but it appears now that …

Following Mrs. Watanabe into Long AUD/JPY?

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AUDJPY Daily 090614

 

Good Morning (EST), Friends. Japanese investors are even more desperate than are most of their global counterparts for yield; interest rates have been at, or close to zero, for years. “Mrs. Watanabe” is the archetype of the Japanese housewife …

Almost Time for the Euro to Take a (Downside) Break?

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EURUSD Daily 030614

Good Morning (EST), Friends. Earlier today, May’s inflation reading for the Eurozone was released. It came in at 0.5%, year over year, versus expectations of 0.7%. The central bank’s official target is 2%. I can almost hear you saying “Great, …

Long Weekend, Short Euro?

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EURUSD Daily 230514

 

Good Morning, Friends,

Implied volatility of 6% doesn’t seem like much, but that’s a higher level than EUR/USD has seen for a while. Elections to the European Parliament are taking place over the weekend, and there is speculation that …

Following Up on the ECB Meeting

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EURUSD 3 Minute 030414

Good Morning (EST), Friends. The European Central Bank’s Governing Council met today and did nothing. That’s technically incorrect; they no doubt did quite a few things, but none of them involved a policy change. There was a mild response in …

The ECB, the Euro and Non-Farm Payrolls

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EURUSD Hourly 060314Good Morning, Friends. Although we trade technically, there are still events and other fundamental inputs that we need to be aware of in order to take advantage of potential opportunities, while avoiding possible pitfalls. Meetings of major central banks are …