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By 2 June 2014

News: Looking Forward | June 2014 – Week 1

In contrast to last week, there is an abundance of high impact data out this week specifically for foreign exchange traders. Most noticeably will be the European Central Bank press conference. The European Central Bank have already threatened to take action to hold down the EURUSD. However they are renowned for surprising the market and may

By 2 June 2014

5 Best Stock & Forex Trades of last week

1. GOLD (Daily Chart) – Ascending Triangle Breakout Short – 27.05.2014 – Having stagnated sideways for the majority of April and May, demand for stock of Gold had formed a classic symmetrical triangle pattern, with price working its way into the apex and getting close to a breakout. Traders were awaiting a break lower as

By 2 June 2014

May Market Update (week 5)

In a relatively quiet week of high impact news it was the Sterling who took the brunt of some short term negative sentiment. GBP had a tough week across the board this week after the collapsed £69bn takeover bid for UK pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca by the US drugs giant Pfizer. This was a huge deal

By 30 May 2014

How news affect Stock and Forex Trading

You must be wondering how news affect Stock and Forex Trading. We have discussed the strong pound in recent weeks as an abundance of good news has caused it to surge over 10% in the past 12 months. The question is how long can this run be sustained? Well all this positive data has now

By 28 May 2014

5 Best Forex Trades This Week | 2014 May – Week 4

1. NZDUSD (5Min Chart) – Pivot Trade Short 21.05.2014 – The Kiwi, having spent so much time on the daily timeframe heading higher, eventually topped out and provided the lower high and lower low needed to consider trading it short. Price was fast approaching a big support level on the daily chart so only a

By 27 May 2014

May Market Update (week 4)

Minutes released from this month’s meeting showed officials on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep the benchmark interest rate at a record-low 0.5 percent. They also indicated the policy decision was becoming “more balanced” for some of the nine members as the economy recovers. Also out of the UK this

By 23 May 2014

5 Best Forex Trades This Week | 2014 May – Week 3

1. EURUSD (5Min Chart) – Pivot Trade Short 14.05.2014 – Sentiment on the EURO was extremely weak across the board through Tuesday after comments from Bundesbank aligned with the ECB’s threat’s to intervene if necessary to keep the exchange rate down. After a day like Tuesday, it provides a fantastic opportunity to get into the

By 19 May 2014

May Market Update (week 3)

Currency trading of Sterling fell to a one-month low against the US dollar this week as the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney dampened expectations for tightening monetary policy in the near-term. Expectations for the Bank of England to raise interest rates from record lows in the first half of next year is what’s been driving

By 16 May 2014

News: Looking Forward | May 2014 – Week 3

It was interesting to note the big sell off on both the EUR and the GBP this week against the dollar currency but looking forward it is clear to see that Sterling has much more underlying upside strength potential than EUR. We are now aware that the European Central Bank are prepared to act if

By 25 April 2014

The 3 Hour Work Week

Welcome to my Fortnightly Market Update, which will give you insights into trading, education and tips for trading success. This week’s hot topic is about a concept that is often misunderstood – Passive Income – people often mistake a passive income, as only being a secondary income, it is however much more than that. If


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