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Matthew is a portfolio manager (US Equities and FX) at Faraday Research where he is responsible for the production and management of US Real Time Trader (large-cap US Equities) and US FX Daily (G10 currency pairs) products. Subscribers include some of the world's leading brokerages and ... more

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Trump Hates The Strong Dollar, But Buck Bulls Love Him
In a classic “best house in a bad global neighborhood” trade, the US dollar is off to its best start to a year since 2015, rising against each of its major rivals year-to-date.
EUR/CHF Probing Nearly 5-Year Lows At 1.06 – More Downside To Come?
Over the last three months, Switzerland’s currency has gained ground against every one of its major rivals.
Stimulus Hopes Temper Virus Fears For Nasdaq 100 After Apple’s Revenue Warning
US stock traders are filtering back to their desks after a long “holiday” weekend to see something a tad unusual: major US indices are pointing to a lower open.
Oil Week Ahead: Will Russia, Or Won’t It?
A week has already passed since the OPEC technical committee recommended that the cartel and Russia deepen the production cuts to balance out the demand reduction that will come from the coronavirus.
GBP/USD In Rally Mode As BoJo Replaces His Finance Minister – 1.32 In Sight?
Risk assets are taking a hit this morning after China announced a 15k surge in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases following a new diagnostic protocol, reviving fears that the outbreak may be less contained than previously assumed.
Alibaba Q4 Earnings Preview
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reports its Q4 earnings tomorrow morning before the bell, and no matter how you look at it, the fourth quarter was a big one for the company.
Bitcoin Quietly Rising From The Ashes - Where To Next?
Many traders who wrote off Bitcoin after its -85% drop may want to tune in again. The cryptocurrency has quietly risen from the ashes of despair to triple over the last 13 months.
The Dollar’s Short-Term Trend May Be Flipping Following Powell’s Pragmatism
The US dollar index fell to trade lower on the day, even though traders slightly reduced bets on a near-term interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.
EUR/USD Falls For Sixth Straight Day, 3-Year Low In Sight
After finishing January just five pips below 1.1100, the world’s most widely-traded currency pair has fallen for six straight trading days, reaching a low near 1.0910 thus far.
Tesla: Key Levels To Watch After A White-Knuckle Week
TSLA has spent the entire day consolidating within the roughly 5% range it carved out during the first hour of trade.
Oil Market Week Ahead: Corroding Virus
The coronavirus is continuing to grind down the oil market, and despite a brief pickup in prices towards the end of the week, there isn’t a quick resolution in sight.
NFP Preview: Will The Blowout ADP Reading Translate Into NFP?
Against this backdrop, the market may be more sensitive to a soft employment report, which could pull forward the timeline on a potential interest rate reduction, than a stronger reading.
Strong US Data Drives EUR/USD To Test 4-Month Low At 1.10
Many traders are still on edge about the spread of coronavirus, but today’s stellar US data has alleviated at least some of those concerns.
One Indicator To Watch To Signal When Tesla’s Parabolic Surge May Be Ending
There are certainly financial topics impacting more individuals and bigger companies, but there’s arguably nothing more fascinating happening in markets than the parabolic explosion taking place in shares of Tesla.
WTI Probes 1-Year Low At $50.00 – Time For A Dead Cat Bounce?
When it comes to oil prices, traders have been selling first and asking questions later. The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil has collapsed by nearly 25% in less than a month.
Three Key Themes To Watch When Google Reports Earnings Tonight
After setting a fresh record high above $1500 late last month, GOOG has pulled back to consolidate in the mid-$1400s over the last week.
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