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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:

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 trader
  • At which level to 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 will provide regular, real time market views including currency pairs forecasts, primarily through the approach of Technical Analysis, but which will also utilise other approaches to market analysis.

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Intermediate

Oil market outlook looks bleak

Posted on by Stephen Pope

WTI is not at the bottom of its decline Any recovery in prices needs the Russians and Saudi’s to drive further output restrictions OPEC meets on December 6th, but all members are hurting Bearish sentiment prevails and will take prices lower The market for crude oil has not yet found a bottom and has exceeded … Continued

Intermediate

End of Week Market Wrap 20181130

Posted on by Gavin Pannu

We had a positive start to the trading week in regards to equities. Major indices were boosted from the positive EU Economic Summit with firm gains on return from the Thanksgiving weekend and with a boost for retailers from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Brexit was on the agenda at the beginning of the … Continued

Intermediate

Pound stays vulnerable to further losses

Posted on by Steve Miley

The Cable spot FX rate (GBPUSD) has retained a more negative outlook, despite recent losses and weakness for the US currency. A more dovish tone was indicated in Wednesday’s speech by Jerome Powell, with the Fed Chairman signalling that rates were close to the Fed’s “neutral rate”. This saw the Eurodollar, interest rate market price … Continued

Expert

Shaun Downey’s Technical Analysis Update 20181129

Posted on by Shaun Downey

Knee Jerk Dollar Reaction Not Enough to turn the trend for the Euro (EURUSD Stays Bearish) Fresh Signals Appear on the Yen Sell the Weakest, Buy the Strongest: Pound Aussie Continues to make New Lows (GBPAUD Bearish)

Intermediate

Equities rally after a more dovish Powell

Posted on by Steve Miley

An apparent shift to a more dovish tone by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in a speech on Wednesday. Powell said that rates were near to the Fed’s neutral rate, which saw the market start to price in closer to only one rate hike in 2019. Equities markets reacted positively to this development, with the US … Continued

Intermediate

Crude OIL and EURJPY Intra-day Develoments

Posted on by Gregor Horvat

Hello traders, No bullish evidences on Crude oil yet. That said, seems like Crude oil still can see new lows below 50 area, but carefully because it’s the final wave 5 of 5), so bounce may occur anytime. Watch out for spikes as well. However, as long as Crude oil keeps trading within bearish Elliott … Continued

Intermediate

The Euro remains vulnerable

Posted on by Steve Miley

EURUSD continues to track lower over the past week, rejecting the recovery effort seen earlier in November. This has reflected various elements, not least concerns regarding the Italian budget situation and the friction with the EC. Furthermore, ongoing Brexit concerns have pulled Sterling lower, with the Euro being dragged lower too. Finally, the US Dollar … Continued

Intermediate

Global equity averages trying to recover

Posted on by Steve Miley

Global equity averages ended the Thanksgiving week on a slightly positive note with rebound efforts, then staged resilient recovery rallies on Monday. Share markets have been buoyed by positive Holiday weekend spending data, alongside a relief rally after the EU and UK agreed Brexit terms (though the hard work is to be done in the … Continued

Intermediate

USDJPY hesitant, but slightly positive

Posted on by Steve Miley

An indecisive tone has emerged for USDJPY in November, with competing forces of a weakening outlook from the equity markets, but a still relatively hawkish Fed (though recent FOMC Member comments have highlighted dovish tones). The mid-November USDJPY selloff rejected a more bullish intermediate-term tone, which still requires a break above 114.55. But the latter … Continued

Expert

End of Week 47 Markets Review

Posted on by Gavin Pannu

There has been a continuation of a risk averse tone this week. Indices and equities continued the sell off the first two days of this week. Monday saw the S&P 500 index record its worst decline in a month. The major indices reached a low point on Tuesday testing a prior significant support. It was … Continued

Intermediate

Elliott wave Analysis: EURGBP and GBPJPY

Posted on by Gregor Horvat

Hi traders, EURGBP made a sharp rally recently, away from 0.865 level which was quite expected, as we were tracking final stages of a bigger corrective wave B). This recovery we now labelled as wave 1 of a bigger bullish rally, which looks to have found a top and resistance at the 0.894 level, from … Continued

Intermediate

European equity indices both cautious and resilient

Posted on by Steve Miley

European equity averages dipped modestly lower during a relatively quiet Thanksgiving Holiday session on Thursday. However, this is after markets staged solid rebounds Wednesday, but only after more significant losses earlier this week. This erratic price action leaves markets poised into Friday, which is a shortened session in the US, and from a seasonal perspective … Continued

Intermediate

GBPUSD revisited: still vulnerable

Posted on by Steve Miley

The GB Pound has been in more of a consolidation mode over the past week, since the mid-November plunge after political concerns arose regarding the Brexit deal proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. The anticipated Conservative Party leadership challenge has not materialised, as yet, which has limited the extent of any further losses. But GBPUSD … Continued

Intermediate

European equity averages poised for more bearish signals

Posted on by Steve Miley

In Tuesday’s reports here, we highlighted downside vulnerability for global equity markets, with major indices suffering significant losses on Monday, with the US benchmark index, the S&P 500 spotlighted in our prior update. Further losses on Tuesday for the major US and European equity averages through important support factors have reinforced short-term vulnerability, with risks … Continued

Intermediate

Global equities remain vulnerable

Posted on by Steve Miley

Renewed equity market weakness globally over the past 24 hours has been driven by tech sector weakness in the US, with some blue-chip stocks including Apple and Facebook performing poorly on Tuesday (19th November). This has damaged broader recovery efforts from late last week and renewed bearish risks from losses seen earlier in November. Here … Continued

Intermediate

Negative Start to the Trading Week

Posted on by Gavin Pannu

Over the weekend PM May struck a defiant tone with defending her Brexit deal while a growing threat of a leadership challenge looms. She stated there has not yet been enough letters to trigger a no confidence vote. So far, 42 Tory MPs have provided their letters for a no confidence vote which is 6 … Continued

Intermediate

Elliott wave Analysis: EURUSD and BTCUSD Update

Posted on by Gregor Horvat

EURUSD looks as it has ended its complex decline, down from September highs as we see all three waves W,X,Y unfolded. Also price made a recovery at the 1.122 level, indicating that wave Y found a low, and that a minimum three-wave reversal to the upside is now in play. In such case, we would … Continued