November 27, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

Swiss Vote Cliff Notes: The New Gold Standard Debate – Part 2

Read Part 1 This is a two part article. Part 1 was released on Wednesday November 26, 2014. This has been the main motivation of the “Save our Swiss Gold” referendum. Proponents of the upcoming vote claim that the SNB does not have the right to sell “the people’s gold.” Passage of the measure would prohibit the central bank from peddling any more of the country’s remaining reserves, require the immediate repatriation of all of its foreign gold holdings, and force...
November 26, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

Swiss Vote Cliff Notes: The New Gold Standard Debate – Part 1

The Swiss franc was the very last currency to be divorced from the Gold Standard so it perhaps makes sense that the country known for economic soundness and political stability would be the first to seriously consider a second trip to the gold-backed altar.  In order to grasp the true meaning of the upcoming “Save our Swiss Gold” referendum, we must take a quick look back at the history of gold in Swiss society, the power of the IMF, the...
November 06, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

What October Market Volatility Taught Us – Part 2

Once again my associate Scott Carter of Lear Capital has come up with a great review of market volatility as he tells the story he calls -Passing the Crystal Ball Test. I added my comments to Scott’s research and divided this article into two parts. Part One was published on Wednesday. The most recent GDP numbers indicate that the US economy grew by 3.5% in the 3rd Quarter of this year slowing from the 4.6% that was logged last quarter. Much...
October 13, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

The Umbrella Movement’s Potential Domino Effect – Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part article researched by Scott Carter of Lear Capital. Scott is a leading expert in gold investing and a well known analysts of the global markets. Check Scott’s background out or learn more about Lear Capital at their online portal. Learn how protests in China has an effect on gold and other precious metals, such as silver and platinum. Hong Kong has greatly benefited from its strategic proximity to China and its role as an active seaport. It has been further bolstered...
September 22, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman | Comments (2)

The Global Collapse of Paper Money – Part 2

Last week was a very active week for the forex markets, with the FOMC and the Scottish vote, preceded by massive stimulus programs from China. There are signs regardless of comments from the OECD that the global economic situation is improving quickly. One of the biggest revolutions in the financial markets has been little noticed. Last week Apple introduced Apple Pay, which should rapidly become a major competitor to PayPal and Google Wallet. There is a quiet revolution underway as...
September 19, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

The Global Collapse of Paper Money

This has been a very active week for the forex markets, with the FOMC and the Scottish vote, preceded by massive stimulus programs from China. There are signs regardless of comments from the OECD that the global economic situation is improving quickly. One of the biggest revolutions in the financial markets has been little noticed. Last week Apple introduced Apple Pay, which should rapidly become a major competitor to PayPal and Google Wallet. There is a quiet revolution underway as...
September 15, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

Scottish Vote Could Spark Crisis In The UK

All the headlines are following the referendum vote for Scottish independence on coming on Thursday. The latest poll figures published Friday afternoon show the Yes and No’s tied in a dead heat. This has cause unbelievable problems and stress for the UK government. While the British government denies it is preparing contingency plans for the referendum outcome, signs of the concern attached to the vote grew over the weekend. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he will return early...
September 05, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

The Dreaded D’s: Deflation, Depression and the Dollar – Part 2

My associate Scott Carter from Lear Capital shared a lot of his insights with me and I wanted to share them with my readers. Together Scott and I put together this informational 2 part article on the effects of the recent financial crisis and monetary policy and what we can expect the future to hold.  This is part 2 for a 2 part article. Part 1 was printed on September 4, 2014 The Dreaded D’s: Deflation, Depression and the Dollar One of the...
September 04, 2014| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

The Dreaded D’s: Deflation, Depression and the Dollar – Part 1

As global traders, economists and analysts hold tight at their desks waiting for the ECB decision today, many market players are taking a serious look at the effects of monetary policy over the long term, now that the financial crisis is behind. My associate Scott Carter from Lear Capital shared a lot of his insights with me and I wanted to share them with my readers. Together Scott and I put together this informational 2 part article on the effects...
August 31, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Global Stocks Weekly Fundamental Outlook: Top Market Drivers, Lessons, Questions

Weekly fundamental outlook for global stock indexes and most global asset markets. See here for our Global Stocks Weekly Technical Outlook.   Fundamental Picture: Lessons & Top Market Drivers For This Week   Everything that has real influence over global asset prices and rates these days falls into one of three categories: Economic data from the US, Europe, or China (ok, occasionally Japan or the UK). Speculation about changes in policy, and ultimately, benchmark interest rates, from one of their...
August 31, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Global Stock Indexes Weekly Technical Outlook: European Stocks Recovering Despite Dismal Data, Geopolitics, And Why

Weekly technical outlook for global indexes and basic explanation of fundamental drivers. See here for full fundamental outlook and market drivers. See here for our Global Stocks Weekly Fundamental Outlook –The One Thing Really Driving Markets, & Other Key Drivers, Questions, For The Week Ahead.     Technical Picture   We look at the technical picture first for a number of reasons, including: Chart Don’t Lie: Dramatic headlines and dominant news themes don’t necessarily move markets. Price action is critical...
August 31, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

The Coming Week’s Top Market Movers, Lessons: The Only Thing Driving Global Markets

How bullish and bearish forces align for stock indexes, forex and other global markets, both technical and fundamental outlooks, likely top market movers. Despite all the headlines, neither economic data nor the Russian invasion of Ukraine moved markets. Here’s what did. Summary --Technical Outlook: European stocks rise, close gap with US, Asia, despite miserable data, Russian invasion of Ukraine. Guess Why? --Fundamental Outlook: The only market driver that really matters, how long the bull market can last, why, and what...
August 30, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Fundamental Outlook: Will Likely Drivers Support More Downside?

  FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental picture, likely trend, trading range, and drivers The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover outlooks for the major pairs for the coming week and beyond. Summary Fundamental Outlook Summary: The recent fundamental drivers strengthening, and what could counter them and lift the pair Fundamental Outlook 1: Daily market movers and lessons learned from them Fundamental Outlook 2: Lessons and likely market movers for the...
August 30, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Technical Outlook: How Much More Downside?

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture, likely trend, trading range, and drivers The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover outlooks for the major pairs for the coming week and beyond.   EURUSD Weekly Technical Outlook: Friday Breakdown Negates Bottoming Attempt       EURUSD Weekly Chart July 15 2012 to Present KEY: 10 Week EMA Dark Blue, 20 WEEK EMA Yellow, 50 WEEK EMA Red, 100 WEEK EMA...
August 30, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook: Technical Breakdowns, Fundamental Drivers – Coming “Sell The News” Bounce?

  FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture,likely trend, trading range, and drivers The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover outlooks for the major pairs for the coming week and beyond. Summary Technical Outlook: Another failed bottoming attempt and implications, likely trading range this week Fundamental Outlook Summary: The recent fundamental drivers strengthening, and what could counter them and lift the pair Fundamental Outlook 1: Daily market movers and...
August 24, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

The Coming Week’s Top Market Movers, Lessons: EU’s Moment Of Truth Approaching?

Top market movers and lessons for the prior and coming week and beyond – special focus on existential decisions EU must soon face   Summary --Technical Outlook: European indexes diverge from those of US, Asia, reflecting Europe’s underperformance --Fundamental Outlook: They key drivers continue to dominate, Ukraine and weekly data playing secondary role as markets rally despite Ukraine and mixed data --Longer Term Fundamental Threats: EU existential threats demand existential decisions   The following is a partial summary of the...
August 24, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

The EU: The End Is Near? Existential Threats And Decisions Approach

As evidence of the EU’s failure and potential collapse mounts, the time for existential choices approaches, implications for the EUR     Summary Existential Threat #1: Unsustainable Debt Loads That Could Destroy The EU Require A Fully Empowered ECB Existential Threat #2: Undercapitalized Banks Present Systemic Risk To EU, Global Banking. This too requires a fully empowered central bank that can act fast with needed cash Implications: A US of Europe, but apparent lack of political will and popular support...
August 23, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Fundamental Outlook: Market Drivers, Lessons for This Week

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental outlook, prior week’s lessons to remember and this week’s market drivers to monitor   The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover outlooks for the major pairs for the coming week and beyond. Summary Technical Outlook: Accelerating deterioration of support, momentum. See here for details. Fundamental Outlook 1: Market drivers and lessons- a daily breakdown Fundamental Outlook 2: Ukraine, data gap, rate expectations gap all favoring...
August 23, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Technical Outlook: Downtrend Continuing?

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD medium term technical picture, and likely EURUSD direction   The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover outlooks for the major pairs for the coming week and beyond.   EURUSD Weekly Technical Outlook: Accelerating Deterioration From All Perspectives             EURUSD Weekly Chart 15 July 2012 to Present KEY: 10 Week EMA Dark Blue, 20 WEEK EMA Yellow, 50 WEEK EMA Red, 100...
August 23, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook: Continued Plunging? Here’s What To Watch

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture, this week’s market drivers that could change it- the bullish, the bearish and likely EURUSD direction.   The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover outlooks for the major pairs for the coming week and beyond.   Summary Technical Outlook: Accelerating deterioration of support, momentum Fundamental Outlook 1: Market drivers and lessons- a daily breakdown Fundamental Outlook 2: Ukraine, data gap, rate expectations...
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