Crude Oil Trades Within Impulsive Downtrend

Gregor Horvat

On Crude oil daily chart we have seen a nice retracement from February low to 63 level, but with three waves which is a structure of a corrective price action. We labeled it as completed wave 4) so we believe that price is falling now in wave 5) that can be $33 by the end of the year. Currently we see price in sub wave 3 of 5) that can be looking for some support around $40. more…

EURUSD Corrective Wave Forming

Ville Vainio

EURUSD is forming a corrective minute wave (B). The last part of this large correction is half way done and should be 3 wave, A-B-C structure. The “thrust” measurement from the triangle is giving target of 1.1495 and Fibonacci expansion projection gives target about 1.1445 so those targets should give indication of the top for this minor wave Y. more…

WTI oil drops to 6.5-year low… but where to now?

Fawad Razaqzada

After falling for nine consecutive weeks, the price of WTI crude hit oil its lowest level since March 2009 on Thursday. Though US oil has bounced off the low ($41.35), it remains near this year’s earlier base of about $42 and thus on course to potentially fall to $40 a barrel next. That being said though, the correction potential is now high as ‘bargain hunters’ try to buy “cheap” oil and the sellers take profit ahead of the weekend. If seen, this would probably only lead to a temporary bounce. After all, the end of the summer driving season is approaching and refineries will have to more…

EURUSD Challenging Resistance Above 1.1090

Janne Muta

EURUSD rallied to the 1.1090 resistance identified in my report yesterday. The pair reacted lower but then attracted buyers at an intraday support at 1.1012. This has led to a fifth consecutive up day with price once again trying to challenge the resistance area above 1.1090. EURUSD is trading inside the upper Bollinger Bands (1.5 and 2 stdv) and the Stochastics is getting overbought. Trend in 4h resolution has been strong and suggest that this will be another day without a significant correction in EURUSD but the upside is indeed getting limited as the resistance area is near. EURUSD is trading near levels that have been able to turn price lower before, therefore I expect that in today’s trading upside will be limited to 1.1090 – 1.1130 range. more…

EURUSD: Bullish Triangle About To Close

Ville Vainio

Up and down goes EURUSD and not giving a clear signal on the trend direction. Price action is looking corrective and EURUSD has not yet confirmed on the downside that the larger wave down has started. Friday’s NFP release sent EURUSD just over 100 pips down from the day’s high, which the market rapidly took back. The figures were slightly below expectations and in my opinion does not give much clarity on rate hike situation. more…

Forget Super Thursday: it could be Black Friday for gold

Fawad Razaqzada

Now that Super Thursday is behind us, it could be a Black Friday for gold. Today’s much-anticipated jobs data could provide us a big clue in terms of when to expect a potential rate rise from the Federal Reserve. If the numbers are as strong as the ISM services PMI indicated on Wednesday then calls will increase for a September rate hike. This should help to give the dollar another shot in the arm, which in turn could weigh heavily on gold. Conversely, if the numbers are weaker than expected then the dollar could fall back, leading to a relief rally for gold. Admittedly, the dollar is just one among several factors that determine the direction of gold. But today, it will most likely be the main driver. more…

GBPAUD: Bulls in Control Ahead of “Super Thursday” Shenanigans

Matt Weller

As my colleague Kathleen Brooks noted yesterday in her in-depth preview, today is a major day for the British pound (see “Bank of England: Binge Watching the Bank’s Next Move”). In addition to the monetary policy meeting itself, the Bank of England will also release the minutes from its previous meeting and most importantly of all, its Quarterly Inflation Report, which outlines the policymakers’ longer-term views on the economy and monetary policy. It’s no exaggeration to say that the information revealed during “Super Thursday” could impact trade in sterling not just for the day or week, but for months to come. more…

Review DF Markets’ Trading Platforms And Win A Prize

Peter Adamson

This press release came across my desk today, and I think it may be of interest to our readers. Nenad is on vacation, so in the absence of his weekly analysis, I decided to publish this piece.

LONDON, United Kingdom, August 3, 2015 – The spread betting and CFD trading provider DF Markets is inviting traders from all over Europe to take part into the company’s “Penny for Your Thoughts” promotion. Participants will be asked to review and rate any of DF Markets’ trading platforms (desktop, web and mobile), and the best reviews will be rewarded with monetary prizes. more…

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