Entries Categorized as 'Forex News'

USDJPY Chart Update: Another Reason for 85

Date March 2, 2012

Last week, I was all over the weekly cloud cover break in USD/JPY (see chart one), talking about how important it is and why further gains are likely. It is a new month now and we have another important technical break on the monthly chart (see chart 2). USD/JPY closed above its 20-month SMA. [...]

Why are Currencies Rallying After February Non-Farm Payrolls?

Date March 6, 2009

Non-farm payrolls dropped by -651K and USD/JPY and the EUR/USD rallied. What is behind the move?
The number of jobs lost in the US economy was 1,000 more than the 650k forecast, but compared to revision in January from -598k to -655k, non-farm payrolls actually rebounded! Here’s another score for the employment component of service [...]

Kathy Lien’s Interview on Australian Dollar

Date January 14, 2009

Last night, I was on Sky News Australia talking about a variety of things ranging from the Federal Reserve’s policy action, China, the US dollar, the Euro, the Australian and New Zealand dollars.
Here’s the interview:

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I also talked to Chip Hanlon of Greenfaucet.com about my [...]

EUR/USD: Seasonality Factors in Play?

Date January 9, 2009

The EUR/USD has fallen close to 4 percent or 600 pips since the beginning of the year. Although fundamental factors are certainly in play, there are seasonal factors as well.
Back in December, I published article warning about the seasonal effect on the EUR/USD.
Looks like it is playing out as expected:
One of the [...]

December Non-Farm Payrolls Instant Insight

Date January 9, 2009

I was one of the few analysts calling for a potential rebound in non-farm payrolls in the month of December (Non-Farm Payrolls Preview: Could We See a Rebound) and that was exactly what we saw this morning. 524k jobs were lost in the US economy, which is modestly better than the -586k [...]