All posts by Nenad Kerkez

EURUSD PRE FOMC Consolidation

Nenad Kerkez

Today the most important event is FOMC minutes where FED will be providing in-depth insights into the economic and financial conditions that influenced their vote on where to set interest rates and future guidance of their economic policy. I personally expect dovish FED minutes because on last meeting chief Yellen implied that only 2 instead of 4 rate hikes would be appropriate for 2016. If the FED confirms and repeats the same outlook today,than they will probably explain it deeper so the minutes should be dovish. Currently I am ruling out April hike and I will be paying a close attention to ANY clue of next interest rate timing. But as with FED its never 100 % sure. more…

AUDJPY Bearish Divergence Could Bring Risk-Off Sentiment To The Fore

Nenad Kerkez

Commodities and Equities prices have rebounded from their interim lows of Early February 2016, and it has resulted with strong gains across these markets. Clearly this has been a risk-on scenario, causing AJ to be bullish during this period as well. Equities are reaching key resistance levels and are showing signs of market fatigue by the End of this Quarter and Month. This shows that risk-off sentiment may come back to the fore, meaning it could be a nice setup for a short position on AJ. more…

EURAUD Strong Downtrend Continues

Nenad Kerkez

This week we have the ECB meeting, with analysts predicting further forms of QE by reducing deposit rates, which should weaken the EUR. Of recent, we’ve seen Commodities prices rebound, in particular Iron Ore, Copper, Gold, OIl (and coupled pricing on LNG), all key exports of Australia, causing AUD to appreciate. On this basis, should commodities prices continue to recover and ECB introduces further QE then EURAUD will proceed below our daily target that is 1.4650 and might extend to 1.4350 that is clearly seen on daily chart with a strong T-89 pattern rejection. more…

AUDJPY Bearish Equities Support The Drop

Nenad Kerkez

I have explained it many times during webinars- AUDJPY is a great pair to trade in correlation with equities. Today we have a risk off sentiment as 29 of the 30 Germany DAX companies are down in price. That is reflecting on Yen pairs. Basically, when its risk-on environment, commodities prices tend to increase, and traders go long AUD due to that factor. When commodities prices go up, stock Markets go up and there is demand for positive swaps on AUD pairs currently as opposed to JPY. When its a risk-off environment, usually the opposite occurs, and as a result, the JPY appreciates as foreign flows from Japan are repatriated back to their local currency. more…

AUDUSD Triple Top Holding The Price

Nenad Kerkez

The light volume and lower volatility made AUDUSD possible trade bidirectionally. The initial rebound from 0.7050 made 30 pips initially as suggested on previous Session Recap webinar followed by a decline caused by investors dumping assets. Today’s FED’s chief Yellen testimony could be volatile and that is why I recommend caution. The testimony has been scheduled for 15:00 GMT. As head of the central bank, which controls short term interest rates, she has more influence over the nation’s currency value than any other person so pay attention to subtle clues about future monetary policy. more…