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Now we know why...! Print
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Friday, 14 July 2017 12:43

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A picture tells a thousand words.

Lat month the Fed and Janet Yellen's comments, led the market to belive we were on the hawk trail to higher interest rates, 'normalistion' they called it. With that, commentators were falling over themselves to call the end of QE, actual tapering would be just a few months away...lardy dar, etc. Read more, plus the charts...

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Yellen - as clear as? Print
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 17:54

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Markets have been on a roller coaster ride this week with New Zealand earth quakes, the latest Trump's son revelations and then it was Janet's turn today as she attempted to clarify matters US economic to Congress. If you have nothing better to do right now (for the next three hours) you can watch the Youtube video here. This statement sums up her new (lack of) clarity about interest rates:

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Canada tightens... Print
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:01

 We just had Canada pop their overnight interest rate up from 0.5 to 0.75%, a 25 basis point rise as they say in the trade. It's taken them 7 years to do it and marks the end ultra cheap money that kicked off the crazy housing market with valuations way above the reach of the average Canadian.  Now they are confident the economy is sound and the oil price, on which the economy largely depends, has stabilised in recent months. So much for the announcement, you can read the story here, but it's the chart USDCAD that has been looking very interesting for some time.

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It's not Rocket Science Print
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:24

  Detective Clipart 25573Just some detective work as a discretionary trader. It's not slavishly following a 'cast in stone' algorithmic style, the type of system that only considers a never changing set of criteria that is much better traded by a computer than a human.

Detective work takes a look at the chart to find those clues that just might build a case to put on a trade.

One of our recent Traders Class trades was the New Zealand vs Japanese Yen. The evidence started with a classical charting pattern, a Double Top.

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Crude Oil & the Dollar Print
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Sunday, 29 January 2017 19:44

Crude Oil and the US Dollar have a long term correlation, it's inverse, so as the Dollar goes up, Oil goes down.

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Trade like Super Mario
Trade like Super Mario:
How to leverage off your New Year resolutions (even if they’ve already failed)
 
We know that New Year is properly underway when people start talking about “Blue Monday” – this year falling on the 16th of Jan. It’s that low-point in the calendar when you’ve fallen off the wagon … stopped going to the gym … broken the diet …
 
For many of us, our hopes for 2017 are about finding financial freedom through the markets and investment programs. And it’s just as easy to be derailed from these plans as it is to skip a gym session or raid the fridge late at night.
But fear not, because we're here to show you that Blue Monday will be a great moment to kick start any life-changing program … and that ‘leveraging’ off key dates in the calendar gives us a greater chance of success.
 
So, if 2017 isn’t looking positive yet … mark this as the low point, and we’ve plenty of ideas for a boost …
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