Current Market Analysis

The analysis of markets is a critical part of the trading decisions of any trader or investor. The individual trader or trading group may have a preference for: Macroeconomic Analysis, Microeconomics Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Behavioural Analysis, Quantitative Analysis and Technical Analysis. But whichever approach is employed, it is through this analysis that the trader decides:

  • If to buy or sell an asset
  • At which levels to enter a trade
  • At which level to put the target to hopefully take profit on the trade
  • Or, if the analysis proves incorrect, when and where is the trade wrong and at which level to exit the trade.

In this section we provide daily, real time market views including currency pairs forecasts, primarily through the approach of Technical Analysis, but also by utilising other approaches to market analysis. Many of our analyses also contains a video explaining the analyses. Click here for all video analyses and here for all forex news.


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Euro needs to confirm negative pattern

Euro negative threat (EURUSD forecast) US Dollar Index close to key resistance (DXY forecast) Pound breaks lower (GBPUSD forecast) Aussie posts negative with no support (AUDUSD forecast) US Dollar-CAD breaks up (USDCAD forecast)

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Delta variant spread and Fed fears sees “risk off” market reactions

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial markets reacted to ongoing fears of more hawkish monetary policy in the US, alongside concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant globally. As we will look at below, this is sent global bond markets higher (to lower yields, led by the US), whilst world stock averages sold off … Continued

Intermediate

Positive Euro Signals

Euro posts major positives against the US Dollar and on the cross rates (EURUSD, EURCAD, EURAUD, EURNZD, EURGBP forecast) Positive on Pound (GBPUSD forecast) Aussie and Kiwi hold major support (AUDUSD and NZDUSD forecasts) US Dollar-CAD posts fresh negative (USDCAD forecast)

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Share averages stay strong through US Employment report

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data for June mostly beat expectations on Thursday 1st July, both from Markit for many major economies and from the US Institute of Supply Managers (ISM), with the Manufacturing PMI coming in at 60.6%, beating consensus for a 13th straight month above 50.0%. The US Employment report … Continued

Intermediate

Risk of a negative US Dollar correction

Dollar Index posts negative (DXY forecast) Euro positive after holding key support  (EURUSD forecast) Pound posts positive at support (GBPUSD forecast) Kiwi holds major weekly and monthly support (NZDUSD forecast)

Intermediate

Oil Boom

Crude oil has recovered all the lost ground of 2020 The  global market is in deficit OPEC+ is ready to increase supply whilst shattering the current price structure Look for the market to test the localised high of October 2018 “…Give me one more oil boom before I die …..Give me one more chance to say … Continued

Intermediate

Stocks shrug off hawkish Fed, pushing higher into late Q2

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Last week, global financial markets were still digesting the big event of the prior week with the US Federal Reserve signalling a more hawkish tone than the financial markets had anticipated. Fed officials this past week have sought to calm markets and allay fears that they were about to start to tighten … Continued

Expert

US Dollar holds key support

US Dollar support focus (DXY forecast) Pound send positive signal, but resistance above (GBPUSD forecast) Positives also on Aussie and Kiwi, but still see resistances (AUDUSD and NZDUSD forecasts) Negatives on US Dollar-CAD signals end of uptrend (USDCAD forecast)

Intermediate

More hawkish than anticipated Fed dominates markets

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments The big event of the past week was US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision and statement on Wednesday. The FOMC dot plot chart at least two quarter-point rate increases in 2023. This was a more hawkish tone than the US and global financial markets had anticipated, causing significant price … Continued

Expert

US Dollar surges after a more hawkish Fed

Euro breaks down (EURUSD forecast) Pound support disappears (GBPUSD forecast) Aussie breaks down and Kiwi closes below major support  (AUDUSD and NZDUSD forecasts) US Dollar-CAD breaks up  (USDCAD forecast)

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Stocks and Bonds rally, despite inflationary signals

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments US CPI data was higher than expectations, with the headline data posting at 5% year-on-year for May, at its fastest pace since August 2008, with the core rate at 3.8%, its highest for nearly three decades. But Bond markets and stock indices shrugged off this data, with moves to lower yields and … Continued

Intermediate

Caterpillar: Bug or Butterfly?

Caterpillar has endured a torrid week The  long-standing impulsive channel is under threat The company is looking to pay a larger dividend Look for the market to start buying this stock as the week wears on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) ended the week in poor form as it closed down by 5.03, or 2.23% to print … Continued

Intermediate

Stock averages rally on US Employment report

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Another quiet week in financial markets up until Friday, despite a busy data calendar. Markets kicked into life after Friday’s US Employment report, which saw 559K jobs added in May, which was slightly worse than expectations. Over the weekend, the G7 agreed a global minimum corporate tax of 15%. Global financial market … Continued

Intermediate

Dollar holds key support

Dollar Index holds key weekly support Key support rises on the Euro Negative appears on Dollar Yen Negative also seen on Pound. Tug of war in Dollar-CAD, awaiting the breakout.

Intermediate

Hold Me In Your Lap Of Luxury

The deal for LVMH to fully acquire Tiffany was completed in January The market for luxury goods was under pressure throughout 2020 The sentiment over sales performance in 2021 is much improved LVMH SE has enjoyed a good run; there is more to come Looking back to January, the decision by LVMH SE, the world’s … Continued

Intermediate

European averages take the lead as indices probe higher

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments A quiet week in financial markets with muted central bank activity and a relatively light data calendar. The standout on Wednesday was a more hawkish tone from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ). This helped the New Zealand Dollar post firm gains across the Forex board. Cryptocurrencies remained volatile, with Bitcoin … Continued

Expert

US Dollar Holds Key Final Support

Positives appear on US Dollar-Yen (USDJPY forecast) Negative signalled on Aussie  (AUDUSD forecast) Dollar-CAD posts extremely rare positives!  (USDCAD forecast)

Intermediate

Stock and forex markets hesitant

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Inflation concerns remain, after the recent spike in US CPI data. The Fed Minutes on Wednesday highlighted an improving US economy but still far from the Fed’s goals, this did not have a significant impact on global financial markets. Tensions in Gaza have eased with an Israel-Hamas ceasefire announced. The Indian COVID … Continued

Intermediate

US Dollar testing (but holding) critical support

Dollar Index repeatedly holds final critical support (DXY forecast)  Negative on Dollar-Yen (USDJPY forecast)  And on Kiwi (NZDUSD forecast)  These need to be confirmed by a breakdown through support

Intermediate

Plug In My Cable

The top question right now is “What is the outlook for inflation?” The expectation is for higher prices in both the U.S. and U.K. The U.S. Manufacturing PMI data for May, out this week looks set to turn lower Look for the proof of higher lows on Monday as a reason to plug into cable … Continued

Intermediate

Inflation spooks Big Tech, but stocks rebound from weakness

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments The US Consumer Price Index released on Wednesday came in at 4.2% from a year ago and 0.8% from March, significantly higher than expected. This data heightened US and wider inflation concerns, which had already spooked Big Tech stocks through mid-May, pulling broader equity indices lower. Tensions in Israel have had little … Continued

Expert

US Dollar failed bull signals

Dollar Index fails to confirm bullish signal and then breaks down Euro holds support and breaks up Positives on Aussie and Kiwi US Dollar-CAD accelerates lower

Intermediate

Trading The Copperline

Copper has been moving higher since November 1 The research whilst mixed, has a bullish bias The need for infrastructure rebuilding and electrification of the auto space bodes well Look for prices to test U.S. Dollars 3.62/lb “…        Even the old folks never knew Why they call it like they do I was wondering … Continued

Intermediate

Stocks cautious, despite strong results from Big Tech – USD gains

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments US President Biden announced his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan (human infrastructure) to complement the $2 trillion infrastructure plan announced at the end of March. Earnings season has continued with more positives, with Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and Tesla all beating estimates (though the price action on these stocks has not been … Continued

Intermediate

SMACK THE SPAC

SPAC issuance value almost matched IPO’s Listing process needs sensible and firm regulation Investors must evaluate each prospectus fully Collateralized SPAC funds of funds could arise What Is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)? A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company with no commercial operations that is formed specifically to raise capital through … Continued

Intermediate

US Dollar weakens, stock averages stay firm

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments US President Biden announced a potentially significant increase in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rates, which had a negative impact on US (and global) risk assets. Earnings season has continued with mostly positives, though Netflix missed the expectations of analysts on new subscribers, which was a broader negative for new media/ big tech. … Continued

Intermediate

Dollar Index breaks key support

Dollar Index negative signal (DXY forecast) Pound posts positives (GBPUSD forecast) Euro-Pound Reversing (EURGBP forecast)

Intermediate

Gold Dangles A “Carat”

In the past year “Risk On” assets have been in favour The past path of gold has not looked appealing, nut now that is changing The economic path to recovery is improving as are inflation prospects There is a case to open a speculative long on gold as the technicals look encouraging In times of … Continued

Beginner

Stock markets stay very strong, US Dollar sets back

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments US Retail Sales data for March came in extremely strong on Thursday, beating expectation with a rise of 9.8% MoM. Earnings season has kicked off in earnest in the US, with the Banks and Financials leading the way, in most instances beating expectations. The European vaccine rollout has improved, although it still … Continued

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Stock averages surge to all-time highs, growth stocks re-energizing

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments On the Central Bank side last week, we had the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes released on Wednesday and Fed Chairman Powell spoke on Thursday. The FOMC Meeting Minutes and speech by Powell simply reiterated a still ongoing dovish stance. This has seen US yields retreat from multi-year yield highs … Continued

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US yields hit multi-year highs AND stock averages at record levels

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments The global Market and US Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reports were out on Thursday and were broadly better than expected. The US Employment report for March was released on Friday and the Non-Farm Payroll data far exceeded the anticipated number of 675K, posting at 916K, whilst … Continued

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Non-Farm Payrolls Proves To Be A Good Signal For Dollar Bulls

Non-Farm Payrolls booked the best gain in seven-months The contrast in vaccine strategy and stimulus spending between the U.S and Europe is striking The economic paths of the U.S. cf. Eurozone and Japan are diverging The Dollar Index is set to rotate higher in an impulsive channel It is an odd fact that Good Friday … Continued

Intermediate

Yields correct lower, but US Dollar strengthens

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments In various speaking engagements this past week Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has reiterated the US Central Bank’s dovish stance. This saw US yields (and global bonds) move back modestly to lower yield territory (from recent high yield extremes). The German Ifo business climate index for March posted at to 96.6 from 92.7 … Continued

Intermediate

Mixed US Dollar signals – FxExplained.co.uk

Dollar Index and Dollar-Yen break up (DXY and USDJPY forecasts) Aussie and Kiwi post positives (AUDUSD and NZDUSD forecasts) EuroPound close to restarting the downtrend (EURGBP forecast)

Intermediate

Sterling To Book Further Gains

EURGBP is in a corrective channel The contrast in vaccine strategy between the U.K and Europe is striking The Eurozone economy is heading toward another recession Sterling is going to continue its outperformance If one looks at the One-Month chart, shown below in Figure 1, one can see the spot price of EURGBP has shown … Continued

Intermediate

Higher bond yields in focus; growth -> value stock rotation continues

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments The focus this past week was on the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision, statement and press conference, with a still very dovish stance emphasised again. However, a slight shift in the dot plot chart towards a possibly earlier than expected rate hike in 2022 from some members eventually … Continued

Intermediate

Forex Signals from Shaun Downey

A very quiet week sees resistance drop on the Dollar Index and lowers the breakout point (DXY forecast) Positive appears on Dollar-CAD (USDCAD forecast) A major buy signal appears on Euro-Pound (EURGBP forecast)

Beginner

Value stocks rally as growth stocks rebound, despite higher yields

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill was passed into law this week. A lower-than-expected US CPI report on Wednesday calmed inflationary worries and built on the strong US jobs report from the prior week. This sent value stocks surging higher and allowed for a rebound in growth stocks, which continue to … Continued

Intermediate

Dollar Reverses Midweek

Dollar reverses (DXY forecast) Euro posts positive along with Pound  (EURUSD and GBPUSD forecasts) Kiwi holds support and Dollar-CAD close to breaking down  (NZDUSD and USDCAD forecasts)

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US Dollar gains with higher yields, with stocks choppy

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Another relatively quiet week for global financial markets from a macroeconomic and geopolitical perspective, but as at the end of February price action across the major asset classes was still volatile. The ongoing development last week was the continuing surge in global yields, particularly in the US and notably at the longer … Continued

Intermediate

US Dollar continues to strengthen

Dollar Index break up (DXY forecast) Euro reaches first downside target (EURUSD forecast) Kiwi also hits support target (NZDUSD forecast)

Intermediate

Any Old Iron

Iron Ore Fines spent the last month rotating in an impulsive channel There is disruption to shipments from Brazil Chinese mills are at over 90% capacity and growth plans are ambitious Prices are going to rise early in the week and a break over USD200/Tonne is seen If one looks at the One-Month chart, shown … Continued

Intermediate

GameStop (GME) frenzy > wider “bubble” concerns > stocks plunge

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments This past week has been all about frenzied stock market exuberance, often a reflection of an inflating equity market “bubble” and the fears and concerns that this activity brings. GameStop shares have skyrocketed in the past week having already seen an aggressive rise in January, driven by a herd mentality of individual … Continued

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Q1/Q2 Elliott Wave views for the Forex Majors – Exclusive interview with Jim Martens!

Here is an in-depth interview with Jim Martens, Elliott Wave International’s (EWI) Senior Currency Strategist and editor of the trader-focused Currency Pro Service. In this interview, we will discuss the Major currency pairs, including EURUSD, the US Dollar Index (DXY), GBPUSD, USDCHF, USDJPY, AUDUSD and USDCAD. Here is a link to a free report on trading … Continued