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FX News - June 30, 2014: AUD/USD Dips, GBP/USD Gains // 30 June 2014

Soft economic data dragged the AUD/USD pair below the 0.9400 area prior to the opening of today’s European session. Meanwhile, the GBP/USD pair is currently testing the 1.7050 area after a shaky Monday morning in Europe. Read more >>

FX News - June 27 2014: Majors Take Advantage of Weak USD // 27 June 2014

The AUD/USD pair returned to the 0.9400 level today mainly due to the weakened greenback. Read more >>

FX News - June 24, 2014: EUR/USD Climbs in US Session // 24 June 2014

The EUR/USD pair is climbing early in today’s US session in a morning filled with events. Read more >>

FX News - June 20 2014: Majors Continue to Rise Vs USD // 20 June 2014

The EUR/USD is on recovery mode early in today’s Asian session, after it slipped yesterday on strong US economic data. Read more >>

FX News - May 26 2014: Mixed Monday for the EUR So Far // 26 May 2014

The EUR/USD pair opened on a weak note today, but eventually picked up during the European session. During the Asian session, the pair opened at 1.3627, before sliding down and settling just under the 1.3620 area. Read more >>

FX News - May 23 2014: Updates on the EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD // 23 May 2014

It’s been a choppy day for the EUR/USD pair even after the release of Germany’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. The pair has been trading in a tight range today within the 1.3642 and 1.3652 areas. Read more >>

FX News - May 20 2014: GBP/USD Falls on Mixed UK CPI & PPI Data // 20 May 2014

The GBP/USD pair briefly tested the 1.6850 area, but failed to sustain it after the release of the United Kingdom’s mixed CPI and PPI data. Read more >>

FX News - April 29 2014: Poor UK GDP Drags Down GBP/USD // 29 April 2014

The GBP/USD pair went off to a great start today as it reached a high of 1.6816 after opening at 1.6806, but was dragged down immediately by the United Kingdom’s disappointing GDP figures. Read more >>

FX News - April 21 2014: Weak USD Sinks Vs Majors // 21 April 2014

The weak greenback is currently struggling against a number of major currencies in today’s trading. Read more >>

FX News - April 17 2014: Strong USD on Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey // 17 April 2014

The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey helped lift the greenback against a number of currencies in today’s US trading session. Read more >>

FX News - April 10 2014: AUD/USD Rises Anew, GBP/USD Stays Flat // 10 April 2014

Australia’s positive employment data released earlier helped the AUD/USD pair break past the 0.9400 level today. Meanwhile, the GBP/USD traded within a tight range after the BoE announced no changes to the country’s interest rate. Read more >>

FX News - Mar 27 2014: EUR/USD Declines, GBP/USD Rises // 27 March 2014

The EUR/USD pair made a sharp decline in today’s European session, continuing a trend that began last week. Meanwhile, the GBP/USD pair benefited massively from the United Kingdom’s better-than-expected retail sales data for February Read more >>

FX News - Feb 28 2014: Yellen Statement Weakens USD // 28 Feb. 2014

Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen’s dovish testimony led to a weaker greenback late in yesterday’s session. She emphasised the need for the Fed’s constant monitoring of the economy in order for them to decide their next move with their QE tapering. Read more >>

FX News - Feb 26 2014: EUR/USD Drops Post-Gfk Consumer Confidence // 26 Feb. 2014

The EUR/USD pair went off to a pretty rough start at the opening of the European session, despite the positive Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey for March. Read more >>

FX News – Feb 25 2014: GBP Gains VS USD // 25 Feb. 2014

The GBP gained strength in today's European session at the back of positive mortgage approvals data, MPC member Ian McCafferty's statement on the United Kingdom's (UK) interest rate, and the CBI Distributive Trades Survey for February. Read more >>

FX News – Feb 11 2014: EUR, AUD Win VS Weak USD // 11 Feb. 2014

It's 'risk on' mode in Europe today ahead of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech later (3:00PM GMT). This helped lift the EUR/USD pair near the 1.3700 again, a level not seen since late January. Read more >>

FX News – Feb 6 2014: Volatility in EUR/USD Ahead of ECB Announcement, US NFP // 05 Feb. 2014

Yesterday was a fairly volatile day for the EUR/USD pair as it traded from lows of 1.3500 to highs at the 1.3550 area. The pair peaked at 1.3555 late in the European session, but was quickly dragged down after the release of the US ADP Employment Change in January. Read more >>

FX News – Feb 4 2014: GBP/USD Rises on Positive UK PMI Construction Data // 04 Feb. 2014

The GBP/USD pair reached a daily high at the early part of today's European trading after the United Kingdom posted a better-than-expected PMI Construction figure for January. Read more >>

FX News – Jan 27 2014: EUR/USD Returns to 1.37 Area // 27 Jan. 2014

The EUR/USD pair continued to move within a tight range just below the 1.37 area during today's session. However, there has been a sharp rise in the pair just before the opening of the European session, and is currently trading at 1.3695. Read more >>

FX News – Jan 23 2014: Poor Chinese PMI Drags Down AUD, NZD // 23 Jan. 2014

The AUD/USD pair fell once again after China revealed a drop in its PMI in January. It came out at 49.6 this month versus 50.5 in December, and against analysts' expectations of a rise to 50.6. Read more >>

FX News – Jan 17 2014: Aussie Sinks Under 0.88 VS Greenback // 17 Jan. 2014

The aussie continued to plummet during yesterday's trading, but had a little break in today's Asian session. Yesterday, the AUD/USD pair sank to a low of 0.8776, although it has managed to return to the 0.88 zone. Read more >>

FX News – January 7 2014: USD Ends Monday on a Weak Note // 06 Jan. 2014

The greenback ended Monday's trading session weaker after the release of a lower-than-expected ISM Non-Manufacturing Data. Read more >>

FX News – January 6 2014: EUR, GBP Open Weakly VS USD in Asian Session // 06 Jan. 2014

The EUR/USD pair opened on a weak note in today's Asian trading at somewhere around the 1.3580 level. One of the reasons for this is the continued weakness of the European Union's (EU) economy as a whole. Read more >>

FX News – December 11: US House Approves Budget // 11 Dec. 2013

The US House of Representatives finally closed the deal on the country's budget after the Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement that is meant to reduce the US budget deficit without increasing taxes. Read more >>

FX News – December 4: Poor Australian GDP Drags AUD Lower // 04 Dec. 2013

The AUD/USD pair fell yet again despite performing positively yesterday after the RBA's interest rate statement. From trading around the 0.9035 zone yesterday, the pair fell sharply today due to disappointing Australian GDP for Q3. Read more >>

FX News – December 2: Aussie, Sterling Start Out Strong // 02 Dec. 2013

The aussie received a major lift from news in Australia and China to start off December on a positive note. Read more >>

FX News – November 8: Euro Drops After ECB Cuts Rates by 25bps // 08 Nov. 2013

In a surprising move, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced yesterday that it would cut interest rates by another 25 basis points. The cut brought down rates to 0.25%. Read more >>

FX News – November 7: Aussie Sinks After Disappointing Employment Data // 07 Nov. 2013

The aussie suffered today after Australia posted huge losses in fulltime employment in October. Based on the data released, 28,000 fulltime workers lost their job during the period. Read more >>

FX News – November 4: EUR/USD, GBP/USD Bounce Back // 04 Nov. 2013

The EUR/USD pair bounced back to around the 1.3500 level in today's trading, albeit temporarily. This boost came after it dipped sharply last week amid speculations that the European Central Bank (ECB) would announce further cuts to its interest rate. Read more >>

FX News - October 25: GBP Up on Positive UK GDP, EUR Down // 25 Oct. 2013

Germany's disappointing IFO data for October dragged down the EUR/USD pair in today's trading. From 104.2, expectations fells to 103.6, which was lower than the expected 104.5. Read more >>

FX News – October 9: AUD/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD Updates // 09 Oct. 2013

The AUD/USD pair has been fairly erratic since yesterday after the release of the Westpac Consumer Confidence report for October. Read more >>

FX News – October 3: EUR/USD Breaks Past 1.3600 // 03 Oct. 2013

The EUR/USD pair continued to rise in today's session, breaking past the 1.3610 level around the early part of the Asian session. Read more >>

FX News – September 27: USD Rallies on FOMC Statement // 27 Sept. 2013

The greenback gained strength earlier today after FOMC board member Esther George said that the fundamentals of the US economy has improved significantly. Read more >>

FX News – September 26: Quiet Trading in Europe Today, UK GDP Coming Up // 26 Sept. 2013

The EUR/USD pair has so far hovered between the 1.3510 and 1.3530 zones in today's trading due to the lack of significant data coming from Europe. Read more >>

FX News – September 23: Aussie Rallies on Positive Chinese Manufacturing PMI // 23 Sept. 2013

The aussie rallied against the greenback today after the release of the HSBC Manufacturing PMI in China, which rose from the previous 50.9 to 51.2. Read more >>

FX News – September 20: USD Makes Recovery // 20 Sept. 2013

The EUR/USD pair has remained flat at around the 1.3535 level in today's trading. This happened after the FOMC meeting on 18 Sept wherein no QE tapering announcement was made, which weakened the greenback. Read more >>

FX News – September 19: EUR, AUD, GBP Gain Vs USD // 19 Sept. 2013

The dovish statement from the FOMC, which decided to maintain its QE programme, has weakened the greenback against the euro during yesterday’s session. Read more >>

FX News – September 3: AUD/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD Get Boost on Positive Data // 03 Sept. 2013

Three pairs -- the AUD/USD, USD/JPY and GBP/USD -- all received boosts yesterday on positive data from China, a more hawkish Fed, and strong Marikit Manufacturing PMI from the UK, respectively. Check out the details here. Read more >>

FX News – Aug 30: UK Parliament Rejects Syria Action; EUR/USD Lower // 30 Aug. 2013

The market heaved a sigh of relief as the UK’s House of Commons rejected an attack on Syria, voting 275-235. Meanwhile, the EUR/USD pair remained flat today after Germany posted disappointing Retail Sales data (MoM, July). Read more >>

FX News – August 29 // 28 Aug. 2013

The USD traded stronger against most major currencies yesterday due to the continuing uncertainty on the rumored US military action in Syria. Read more >>

FX News – August 19: EUR/USD Hovers at 1.3300, GBP/USD Rallies // 19 Aug. 2013

The EUR/USD has so far maintained trading at the 1.3300 level, while the GBP/USD continued its rally above 1.5600. Check out the details in this article. Read more >>

FX News – August 15: AUD, USD, GBP, EUR Updates // 15 Aug. 2013

The AUD/USD, GBP/USD and EUR/USD pairs enjoyed a strong start in today's Asian session. Check out the details in this report. Read more >>

FX News – August 14: EUR, JPY, USD, GBP & NZD Updates // 14 Aug. 2013

Find out which currencies rose and which ones fell so far in today's trading session. Read more >>

FX News – August 13: Updates on the EUR, USD, GBP, AUD & JPY // 13 Aug. 2013

The EUR/USD has made a slight recovery today breaking beyond the 1.3310 level so far. This was after the pair dropped to this week's low at 1.3278 during yesterday's trading. Read more >>

FX News – August 12: GBP/USD, EUR/USD Falls // 12 Aug. 2013

Today's trading is expected to be a quiet one, although it should pick up starting tomorrow, Tuesday, with a number of data coming from Germany, the UK, EU, and the US. Read more >>

FX News – August 7: Forward Guidance Talks Weaken GBP // 07 Aug. 2013

Today's biggest fx news is without a doubt the Quarterly Inflation Report by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. He is expected to discuss in detail his plan for 'forward guidance' later at 9:30AM GMT. Read more >>

FX News – August 6: USD Weakens, AUD Gets Boost // 06 Aug. 2013

The greenback suffered in today's trading after Atlanta Fed Bank President Dennis Lockhart said that the initial cut in its bond-buying program could happen at any of the three remaining policy meetings for the year. Read more >>

FX News - August 5: USD Gets Temporary Boost // 05 Aug. 2013

The US ISM services PMI went up to a better-than-expected 56.0 in July, helping boost the greenback against major currencies, at least temporarily. Read more >>

FX News – July 22 // 22 July 2013

The EUR/USD, AUD/USD, and the GBP/USD have been on a good start today, while the USD/CAD has seen a steady drop in today's session. Read more >>

FX News – July 12 // 12 July 2013

The AUD/USD fell in today's trading after disappointing data from the EU and China. Plus, updates on the EUR/USD and GBP/USD at the start of the European trading. Read more >>

FX News – July 5: EUR/USD, GBP/USD Fall, AUD/USD Recovers // 05 July 2013

The EUR/USD and GBP/USD fell after yesterday's interest rate decisions from the ECB and BoE. Meanwhile, the AUD/USD recovered slightly after a sharp fall in yesterday's trading. Read more >>

FX News – July 4: BoE & ECB Interest Rate Decisions Up Today // 04 July 2013

The market awaits interest rate decisions from the BoE and ECB today. Read this articles on what to expect. Read more >>

FX News – June 26 // 26 June 2013

It's a fairly quiet trading day today, but traders await data from the UK and US. Read more >>

FX News – June 20: USD Rallies Post-Bernanke Statement // 20 June 2013

The USD rallied against several currencies after the Federal Reserve maintained its rates at 0.25%. Read more >>

FX News – June 19 // 19 June 2013

Today's announcement from the BoE declared no change in the interest rate, and also decided to keep stimulus at £375 billion. Read more >>

EUR Up, Plus GBP & AUD News // 09 May 2013

The EUR got a boost from yesterday's Industrial Production data from Germany, while the GBP sees volatility ahead of the BoE's interest rate decision. Plus, the AUD rose during today's Asian session. Read more >>

The USD: This Week So Far // 21 March 2013

The USD took a heavy beating this week after announcements from the Federal Reserve failed to encourage confidence in the still-struggling US economy. Read more >>

Important Events This Week Mar 18-22 // 18 March 2013

Want to know what are the major events for this week? Click on this article to find out. Read more >>

AUD Continues Surge // 13 March 2013

The Australian dollar continued its rise this week, particularly against the USD and the GBP. Read more >>

GBP’s Bogus Adventure // 15 Feb. 2012

We’ve spoken at length at FX Strategy about identifying the safe haven currencies of the future as we question whether the currencies of the past will ultimately retain their status. As we have reported on many occasions as well, we are not alone here but in the company of some very smart FX operators such as Jim Rogers and George Soros. Read more >>


October 31st Long-Term Charts // 28 Oct. 2011

USD/JPY has fallen yet again, and looks set to test the 75 handle before it is all said and done. USD/CAD has broken below parity during the week, and found a spot at 0.99 in which to rest. GBP/USD busted through the 1.60 level this past week, and looks set to try and regain 1.65 or so. Play video >>

Pound Versus Dollar and Yen October 25th // 24 Oct. 2011

GBP/USD smashed into the 1.60 level on Monday, and then fell a bit. GBP/JPY looks like a pair that is finding a slow healthy "grind" upward. Play video >>

Dollar Versus Franc and Pound October 24th // 21 Oct. 2011

USD/CHF fell on Friday, and looks decidedly weak at this point. However, the Swiss National Bank is working against the Franc's appreciation. GBP/USD has absolutely exploded against the USD on Friday, but faces a serious challenge in the form of 1.60 and the 50% retrace Play video >>

Pound Versus Dollar and Yen October 18th // 18 Oct. 2011

GBP/USD has fallen with the "risk off" trade coming back into vogue on Monday. GBP/JPY is in a similar situation. Perhaps the 120 will give us clues as to the direction for the pair over the next few weeks? Play video >>

Dollar Versus Pound and Loonie October 14th // 13 Oct. 2011

The GBP/USD pair fell on Thursday, and even went below the 1.57 level for a time. The USD/CAD pair rose, and then fell on Thursday - forming a shooting star at the bottom of the recent run. Play video >>

Dollar Versus Aussie and Pound October 12th // 11 Oct. 2011

AUD/USD had a fairly benign day as it sits just below the parity level. GBP/USD fell from the top of it's recent consolidation area. The 1.57 level continues to act as resistance, and with the Bank of England going into QE mode again, this pair should continue to act weak. Play video >>

Dollar Versus Loonie and Pound October 11th // 10 Oct. 2011

USD/CAD fell on Monday as traders bought the oil markets. The falling of this pair isn't a big surprise because of this, and to think that the pair would do any different would be difficult. However, we think that the 1.02 - 1.03 level should continue to be supportive and are willing to buy supportive candles. GBP/USD rose as well, but fell short of breaking out of its consolidation area, marked by the 1.57 level on the top. The breaking of this area would be bullish - but the 1.59 - 1.60 area should be resistive as well. Because of this, we are selling rallies. Play video >>

Dollar Versus Pound and Yen August 25th // 24 Aug. 2011

GBP/USD fell hard on Wednesday as traders are starting to think that the Fed will not ease on Friday, thus punishing the Pound. The pair formed a shooting star on Tuesday, and then broke down - a classic technical move. The pair looks like it wants to fall further, perhaps to 1.61 if we get further downward pressure. The USD/JPY pair is rising slightly due to the selling of US Treasuries and the higher yields coming out of America. The markets need to break a bit higher before we get long as the trend is so bearish, but until then - we are sitting tight. The 77.50 level is our mark to buy, with a possibility to reach as high as 80. Play video >>

Pound Versus Dollar and Franc August 17th // 16 Aug. 2011

The GBP/USD pushed higher on Tuesday as the cable continues to get a bid. It is approaching the 1.65 area, and could face a large amount of resistance in the region. The pair does look bullish, and the most recent low didn't make a new low either - but anticipating this move could get you hurt. We are waiting to see if the daily candle closes above 1.65, and if it does - we are very bullish until roughly 1.68 or so. The GBP/CHF pair broke through the 1.30 area on Tuesday, and even broke the top of a shooting star in the process from Monday. However, with the Swiss National Bank making announcements as to their intentions to devalue the Franc on Wednesday, only fools rush into this pair right now. True, it looks very strong technically - but there is simply too much headline risk at the moment. The wise trader waits to see the reaction to this announcement, and then places the trade. Play video >>

Dollar Versus Pound and Aussie August 11th // 11 Aug. 2011

The GBP/USD pair fell on Wednesday as it finally broke through the bottom of the recent consolidation area between 1.62 and 1.65 or so. The pair will also find support at the 1.60 area, so we are expecting choppy but negative motion in the near term. With the UK riots going on, and the issues in Europe - one has to feel that a lot of money could be flowing into the US soon. The AUD/USD pair has fallen again on Wednesday, but remains in a new consolidation area between 1.01 and 1.04. The pair seems to have a ton of support at the parity to 1.02 level, and should continue to receive a bid at these levels. However, with the recent massive down move, we could see a bit of a rest over the next few days in this pair. Play video >>

Pound Versus Dollar and Franc August 4th // 03 Aug. 2011

The GBP/USD pair shot straight up on Wednesday, confirming the bullish hammer on Tuesday. The pair is just under the 1.65 area, which should serve as a form of resistance. The pair could be bullish, but we only feel comfortable once a daily close above 1.65 happens. Until then, we expect choppy trading conditions. GBP/CHF shot up as well, but mainly because the Swiss National Bank decided to cut rates in order to make the Franc a little less attractive to traders. The bounce was short-lived though, as traders began to short this pair again after the surprise move. This shows exactly how weak this pair really is. We are still happy with selling rallies. Play video >>

Dollar Versus Kiwi and Pound August 1st // 29 July 2011

NZD/USD skyrocketed on Friday after falling earlier in the day. The pair is overbought, but we certainly do not want to stand in the way of this freight train which is the long term trend we see in this pair. The GBP/USD rose on Friday, but is presently running into trouble at the 1.65 level. As we look at it, this pair looks like a prime candidate for a choppy market, bouncing between the 1.65 and 1.63 levels. We think this pair will only offer short-term opportunities for the immediate future. Play video >>

Pound Versus Franc and Dollar July 19th // 19 July 2011

GBP/CHF is one of the biggest downtrends in the Forex markets. Because of this, we always sell it, and we are presently watching this pair as it is rising. GBP/USD fell andGBP/CHF is one of the biggest downtrends in the Forex markets. Because of this, we always sell it, and we are presently watching this pair as it is rising. GBP/USD fell and bonced form the 1.60 level yet again bonced form the 1.60 level yet again. Play video >>

Pound Versus Dollar and Franc 21st // 20 June 2011

The GBP/USD pair fired off a buy signal again on Monday. The GBP/CHF pair looks like it is basing at this level as yet another hammer gets printed. We are looking to sell at much higher levels. Play video >>

Pound Versus Dollar and Loonie June 20th // 17 June 2011

The GBP/USD has printed two hammers in a row on the daily chart. This bodes well as it shows a propensity for strength in the near-term markets. However, the 1.65 area seems likely to hold as this trade should be a short-term trade at best. If the 1.60 gives way - look out below. Play video >>

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