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Peter is an independent trader and author of the Talking Technicals blog that focuses on technical analysis of the global financial markets.

Prior to becoming a full-time trader and founding Contrarian ... more

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British Pound Soars Amid Dramatic Rebound In Interest Rates
Last week, the British pound soared to fresh post-Brexit highs after the BOE unexpectedly hinted at an imminent rate hike. UK bond yields and the sterling both soared as the market was clearly caught off-guard.
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Dollar Breaks Down As Carry Trade Continues To Unwind
US 10-Year futures prices have steadily risen, reaching new highs for the year just last week. The most recent COT data indicates, however, that (large) speculators are still not really participating into this latest bout of risk aversion.
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Dollar Bulls Shows Some Fight; Gold Confirms Monthly Breakout
While it was a dull week for FX futures positioning heading into month-end, it was a much more interesting story in how the US dollar managed to overcome another spike down to fresh (20-month) lows.
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Speculators Continue To Cover Yen Short Positions As Volatility Ramps Up
The most significant moves by large speculators in the futures markets continue to be in the Japanese yen and the Canadian dollar, according the CFTC's latest COT report as of last Tuesday (August 15th).
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Small Double Bottom Base Emerges Ahead Of Key Fibonacci Retracement
Gold futures have seemingly held up in August after breaking long-term (monthly chart) trendline resistance. This suggests that if a higher base is confirmed (clear break to the upside of 1280), then Gold should re-test the critical 1300 threshold.
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E Speculators Flock To Safe Havens Amid Geopolitical Tensions; Gold Futures Eye Key Breakout
The most significant move in the FX futures positioning was once again with the Yen, as the percentage of long (futures) positions of speculators improved for the 2nd straight week.
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SPY SPDR S&P 500
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
USDU WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish ETF Fund
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund

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Euro Ends 2-Month Short-Covering Trend As Gross Shorts Increase By Nearly 50% ; Aussie Specs Add Very Bullish Position
Latest positioning data from CFTC reveals significant moves in euro, aussie and oil.

Work Experience

Technical Analyst
Contrarian Analytics LLC
April 2016 - Present (1 year 6 months)
Technical Analyst
IGM
June 2006 - April 2016 (10 years)

Education

University of Connecticut
Bachelor's of Science
1995 / 1999
Finance

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