Order Flow Tells Us USD & JPY Rule In FX

Scan Of The Markets

The US Dollar and the Japanese Yen were the clear winners last week, while the Oceanic currencies and Gold were decimated. Sandwiched in the middle we find a group of four currencies (EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF) characterized by a far less acute imbalances of flows. US equity indices have been fairing far better, which helps explain the stalling in aggressive buy-side flows in the USD, JPY from earlier in the week.

Fundamentally, all eyes will be on the first televised debate between Trump and Biden on Tuesday and the subsequent poll reactions. Should Trump come up ahead in the debate, that likely to be perceived as a ‘risk on’ play for the markets. Besides, any news on the US fiscal support front will also be closely scrutinized, while on the other side of the pond the EU/UK trade talks will too take the limelight. Later on Friday, US labour market data is also due (last before the US election).

As we kick off a new week, I’ve taken the time to provide my take on the state of affairs in the currency markets from an order flow perspective by adding a new script I call ‘OFA’. What this does is to create in the chart zig-zag type studies of the most recent buy and sell-side waves based on breaks of fractal breakouts and whether or not buyers or sellers become the new force in control. I then account for the magnitude and velocity of each wave alongside the aggregation of tick volume in each leg to get a global objective read.

Insights Into Market Studies

In this video analysis, I dissect the information above. Ultimately, it is the traders’ call, via a set of entries thoroughly backtested, to enter and manage a position, hence the video is intended as educational in nature and not financial advice. 

Video Length: 00:15:52

Recent Economic Indicators & Events Ahead

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Source: Forexfactory

Important Footnotes


Markets evolve in cycles followed by a period of distribution and/or accumulation. To understand the principles applied in the assessment of market structures, refer to this video. Fractal breakouts is at the epicenter to assist us in the analysis of chart structures.

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The Daily Edge is authored by Ivan Delgado, Head of Market Research at Global Prime. The purpose of this content is to provide an assessment of the market conditions. The report takes an in-depth ...

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