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Yohay Elam has been into forex trading for over 5 years, and shares the experience and the knowledge accumulated after taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, Elam has earned the significant share of his knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ... more

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Japan GDP Revised Higher To 2.5% In Q3
Economic activity in Japan accelerated in the third quarter, according to official data released last week. Data showed that Japan’s economy expanded at a faster than expected pace, rising 2.5% in the third quarter.
Draghi Can Try To Push The Euro Lower, But Will Likely Fail
Since that previous ECB decision we have seen weak inflation reads, especially with core CPI slipping to 0.9%, This vindicated Draghi’s dovishness.
EUR/USD: Beware Of Year-End Liquidity Shrink Could Plunge It To 1.14
EUR/USD is sticking to the well-known ranges and is not going anywhere fast. But what will happen around the end of the year?
USD/JPY: To 107 Or 122?
Dollar/yen had a well-defined range during 2017 and it is now heading towards the top of that range. Where will it go next?
EUR/USD: Balance Of Risks Into Next Week’s ECB
The European Central Bank meets this week amid low inflation and we still don’t know how long the QE program will continue. What’s next?
USD/JPY Extends Gains – Forecast Dec. 11-15 2017
Dollar/yen continued gaining ground as the US advanced on tax cuts and the data wasn’t bad enough to halt the Fed from raising rates. Japan’s GDP disappointed, and added to the pair’s gains. Will the pair try to break to higher ground?
GBP/USD Forecast Dec. 11-15 2017
GBP/USD rose and fell on the twists and turns in the Brexit negotiations in a volatile week. The focus returns to regular events: inflation report, jobs, retail sales and BOE decision. Here is an updated technical analysis for GBP/USD.
What’s Next For The Canadian Dollar After The BOC? Two Opinions
The Bank of Canada decided to leave interest rates unchanged and remained “firmly neutral”, making it in practice a dovish stance. Will the loonie continue falling? What’s next?
EUR/USD Forecast - Dec.11-15 2017
EUR/USD failed to hold onto higher ground in a mixed week. The ECB meeting is clearly the big event of the upcoming week, but not the only topics on the agenda. Here is an outlook for the week's highlights and updated technical analysis for EUR/USD.
USD: 3 Reasons For Not Calling The Start Of Another Bull Cycle In 2018 – ING
ING FX Strategy Research discusses the USD outlook into the coming year and makes a case for not calling for the start of another USD bull cycle in 2018, on the back of the following three reasons.
NFP Beats: 228K, Wages Still Stuck: 2.5% Y/y – USD Only Slightly Lower
It is the same story over and over again: the job market looks healthy but salaries remain low. It’s not different this time. Jobs are up 228K with minor revisions worth +3K.
Forex Weekly Outlook – Dec. 11-15 2017
The US dollar continued enjoying the optimism from the tax cuts and upbeat data. Four rate decisions await us: the SNB, ECB, BOE, and the FED, with Yellen’s last post-rate decision press conference. Can the dollar continue higher?
EUR/USD: Not Sharing The Consensus – ABN AMRO
EUR/USD is drifting lower as the year draws to an end. But what’s in store for 2018? Here is the view from ABN AMRO:
Bitcoin Tops $18,000 – Already 30% Up On The Day – ETH Not Following – An Ominous Sign
The big number of 10,000 was breached last week and on the same day, the coin already topped 11K dollars only to crash back down by some $300. Yet after a few days of consolidation, it broke above $12000 and then it became unstoppable.
ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI Misses With 57.4 – USD Temporarily Slides
The services sector is slowing down according to the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI: a score of 57.4 points is significantly lower than a slide from 60.1 to 59 was expected.
AUD/USD Advances Nicely On RBA Optimism, Retail Sales
The Reserve Bank of Australia is not that worried about inflation. In their last rate decision for the year and before they take a two-month break, Philip Lowe & Co. decided to drop the reference for inflation staying low for some time.
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