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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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The Altcoin Landscape: How Vulnerable Is Ethereum’s Position?
Since its launch in 2014, Ethereum has been the dominant altcoin and smart contract platform, but for the first time in half a decade, its ecosystem may be vulnerable to up-and-coming rivals.
BTC/USD: Will 2020 Bring Clear Vision To The Oldest Cryptocurrency?
While Bitcoin has been more than cut in half from its December 2017 peak, it’s fallen less than many competitors, leading to an increase in Bitcoin “dominance” or the portion of overall market value attributable to the original cryptocurrency.
EUR/GBP May Be Vulnerable With UK Retail Sales, ECB And BOE On Tap
The British pound is the day’s strongest major currency as traders look ahead to tomorrow’s UK retail sales report, which is expected to print at +0.5% m/m.
Target’s Earnings Miss Hints That December Retail Sales May Be A Lump Of Coal
There are still some reasons for caution ahead of the release of tomorrow’s December retail sales report.
USD/CNH: Waving The All-Clear Flag?
From a geopolitical perspective, this week’s biggest event is the planned signing of the Phase One” trade deal between the US and China, scheduled for Wednesday’s US session.
EUR/CHF Hits A Nearly 3-Year Low As SNB Intervention Odds Fall
Moving forward, the technical bias on EUR/CHF remains bearish, with potential for an extension toward the late 2016 / early 2017 support zone starting in the mid-1.0600s.
Oil Market Week Ahead: Oil Earnings Season Starts With Schlumberger
For the moment the US and Iran seem to have stepped away from the brink of a conflict, but it would be far too early to dismiss this as a major factor in the market.
NFP Preview: Mixed Report Expected, Stationary Fed May Limit Market Reaction
The jobs report remains one of the best measures of the health of the labor market and provides insight into overall activity in the world’s largest economy, so it’s still likely to provide some short-term trading opportunities.
AUD/USD: Six Technical Reasons To Be Bullish Here
Escalating tensions in the Middle East, stoked by the US bombing of an Iranian commander, have taken the wind out of AUD/USD bulls’ sails and taken AUD/USD back to its initial Christmas breakout level near 0.6925:
Loonie Closes 2019 At A New High, More To Come In 2020?
Shrugging off today’s weakness in oil prices, the loonie just hit a 14-month high against its rival to the south.
USD/JPY Bulls Getting Uneasy On Anniversary Of Last Year’s “Flash Crash”
Traders are filtering back to their desks, but the market is unlikely to fully recover from its low-volume holiday lull until next week.
NFP Preview: Weak Labor Market May Outweigh GM-UAW Boost
Three of the four leading indicators are pointing to a deteriorating labor market. This month’s report may benefit from the 46,000 United Auto Workers returning to General Motors, a temporary factor that hurt last month’s jobs report.
EUR/GBP Touches 2.5-Year Low, But More Downside Potential Remains
The British pound is once again the strongest major currency on the day…but more to the point, it’s also making a run at the Canadian dollar for the strongest major currency on the year.
Streaming Wars: Will Disney+ Dethrone The Dominance Of Netflix?
As the number of high-quality streaming services rise, consumers will increasingly be forced into tough decisions about which services provide the best value.
Retailer Earnings Will Provide Critical Insight On The Pre-Holiday State Of The US Consumer
As Q3 earnings season winds down and investors start looking ahead to the critical holiday shopping period, traders will get critical updates from some of the most important US retailers this week.
Oil Market Week Ahead: Is Aramco’s IPO Really The Oil Industry’s Holy Grail?
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s Aramco will get its show on the road seeking to bring investors on board for its listing in December.
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