Sr. Currency Strategist at DailyFX
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Christopher Vecchio is a senior currency strategist at DailyFX. He has been trading equities since 2004 and forex since 2008.

Christopher has consulted multi-national firms on FX hedging and has lectured at Duke Law School on FX derivatives trading. He focuses on both ... more

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US Recession Watch, January 2021 - Slowing Growth Evident As Calendar Turns
Although US Treasury yields have risen in recent weeks, 4Q’20 growth expectations have slid. A double dip recession may or may not be avoided in 1Q’21, depending upon the timing of US fiscal stimulus.
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Weekly US Dollar Fundamental Forecast: All Eyes On January Fed Meeting
The largest component of the DXY Index, EUR/USD, added +0.79%, while GBP/USD added +0.71%. The lack of a push higher in US Treasury yields may be contributing to the greenback’s lack of enthusiasm, setting it up for another week of choppy trading.
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Central Bank Watch: BOC & ECB Interest Rate Expectations Update
Both the Bank of Canada and European Central Bank met in recent days, setting the tone for 2021: more easing is possible, but might not be needed.
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Weekly Fundamental Gold Price Forecast: Lacking Luster, A Turning Point Arrives
Gold is supposed to benefit from rising fiscal deficits and debts, as well as political uncertainty, right? Well, the past week has certainly dealt dual blows to that premise as events did little to inspire traders to take the bull by the horns.
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Mexican Peso Forecast: Rising US Yields Held USD/MXN Fend Off Breakdown, For Now
Overall, USD/MXN rates remain in their parallel downtrend going back to the coronavirus pandemic high set in April.
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FX Week Ahead - China New Yuan Loans, Fed Speeches, US Inflation Rate & Retail Sales, UK GDP
The second week of the year sees activity pick up on the economic calendar, with the focus still remaining on the United States economy, much like the first week of the year.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ABX Barrick Gold Corporation (Old)
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EZU iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund
FXA CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
FXB CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
FXC CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXF CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
FXM CurrencyShares Mexican Peso Trust
FXS CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust
FXY CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
SLV iShares Silver Trust
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
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Senior Strategist
DailyFX
July 2014 - Present (6 years 8 months)
Currency Analyst
DailyFX
May 2008 - July 2014 (6 years 4 months)

Education

Lafayette College
B.A.
Political Science, Economics

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