April 20, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Fools Russian: 1 Chart Shows How To Play Russia Tension-Related Selloffs

There are many reasons to be bearish on risk currencies, the EUR and other risk assets. Fear of a protracted economic sanctions war between Russian and the West isn’t one of them. Here’s why and what to do if markets sell off on related fears The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com  weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover the top real and imagined market movers worthy of a special report. Summary ---In the end sanctions are...
April 20, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

The Coming Week: The State of The Bull Market & What Could Kill It

How bullish and bearish forces align for stock indexes, forex and other global markets , both technical and fundamental outlooks, likely top market movers   The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com  weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover the lessons and market drivers that apply to most global asset markets in the coming week.   TECHNICAL OUTLOOK: Long & Medium Term Bullish, Short Term Neutral First we look at overall risk appetite as portrayed by our...
April 19, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook Part 2Fundamental Drivers: Coming Breakout, Likely Direction Per Fundamentals

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental picture, market drivers, short and medium term-direction of the EURUSD trend 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: As noted in Part 1, near term tight trading range with more upside potential if fundamentals provide the excuse. Longer term bearish wedge, fundamentals suggest more downside. Fundamental Outlook: Likely Medium Term Trading...
April 19, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD WEEKLY OUTLOOK PART 1: TECHNICAL PICTURE – More Upside Potential This Week, However…

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD technical picture per Indexes, EURUSD monthly, weekly, daily charts. See Part 2 On The Fundamentals, And How They’ll Decide The Coming Medium Term Breakout From Recent Range Trading   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 Per Weekly Stock Indexes:  Medium term risk appetite still supportive of the EURUSD, but weakening. EURUSD Monthly Technical...
April 13, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

The Coming Week: Start Of A Bigger Correction? Evidence & Real Danger Signals

The fundamental and technical picture, both the bullish and bearish, & tips for distinguishing between normal corrections and the big plunges. What’s driving  stock indexes, forex and other global asset markets The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com  weekly analysts’ meeting in which we share thoughts about what’s driving major global asset markets. The focus is on global stock indexes as these are the best barometer of overall risk appetite and what drives it, and thus of...
April 12, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook: Key Correlation Fails, Breakout or Range Trading Ahead?

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture, this week’s market drivers that could change it- the bullish, the bearish and likely EURUSD direction & why it broke from its normal correlations with stocks 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 -Weekly technical picture: Bullish Momentum Versus Bearish Strong Longer Term Resistance in the 1.39-1.40 level -Fundamental Picture...
April 09, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Kostohryz’s US 2014 Q2-Q4 Outlook: Critique, Implications For The USD & Other Currencies

US Consumers May Be Able To Spend-But Are They Willing? If So, What Are The Likely Scenarios For USD, Other Currencies? The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com  weekly analysts’ meeting in which we share thoughts about key developments worth a special report.  This one is a critique of a James Kostohryz’s recently released 2014 Q2-Q4 US forecast. Our focus is on its implications for forex traders, although much of it applies for all markets.  Summary Of ...
April 07, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Social Media for Forex Traders & Investors in One Image

A quick visual guide to social media platforms for forex investors and industry professionals The following is part of a continuing series of trader education posts from fxempire.com. 01 Apr. 07 19.30 By definition it’s an oversimplification because many have multiple uses and applications. So we presented sample posts that represented the most typical post OR uniquely distinctive feature of the site that would be most relevant for forex traders and industry professionals.  The below table adds a bit of...
April 06, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Traders’ Quick Introduction to Social Media

A one-minute guide to social media platforms for forex traders and industry professionals The following is part of a continuing series of trader education posts from fxempire.com. One Minute Guide to Social Media for Traders The idea was to quickly demonstrate the differences in how the social platforms are used. By definition it’s an oversimplification because many have multiple uses and applications. So we presented sample posts that represented the most typical post OR uniquely distinctive feature of the site...
April 05, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook: At Short, Long Term Crossroads, & What Will Decide Its Fate

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture, this week’s market drivers that could change it- the bullish, the bearish and likely EURUSD direction short, medium, long term 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: Weekly Neutral, Daily Bearish, At Clear Technical Crossroads Fundamental Outlook: Short Term Neutral, Longer Term Bearish Trader Positioning: Our real time...
March 30, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Forex Traders’ Weekly Top 10 Must-Reads

A collection of top articles on the key issues dominating forex and other global markets, and weekly forex reviews and previews, for traders of forex and other global asset markets with limited research time. Have your own recent favorites? Leave us a comment and name we can use to cite your contribution if the article makes our next list. The following is a selection of must-read articles for forex traders, recommended by our team of analysts at fxempire.com. While the list...
March 29, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook: And Now, The Storm After The Calm

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: Near term (daily chart) bearish, longer term (weekly chart) neutral. See conclusions for likely range and bullish/bearish breakout points this week. Fundamental Outlook: Neutral Near...
March 27, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

4 Rules For Using Double Bollinger® Bands, The Most Useful Technical Indicator – Summarized

Part 3: A Brief Summary . For Details See Part 1: Introduction To Double Bollinger Bands, Part 2: A Continuation That Presents Specific Rules And Examples This is part of FXEmpire’s continuing series of special features on trader education, and provides a solid basis for understanding double Bollinger bands. For more detailed coverage, and examples, see Chapter 8 of the book, The Sensible Guide To Forex. Here’s a brief illustrated summary of the 4 rules for using double Bollinger bands...
March 23, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

Lessons For The Coming Week: Top Threats & Supports For US, Global Markets

Technical, Fundamental Market Drivers And Lessons For The Coming Week And Beyond From The US, Europe, Japan & China, For Traders & Investors in Stocks, Forex, Commodities, and Other Global Markets The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com  weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover the key lessons learned for the coming week and beyond. Summary -Technical Outlook: Mixed -Fundamental Drivers: Overview of what’s need to sustain global bull market -US: Earnings metrics, Fed policy -State Of...
March 22, 2014| Cliff Wachtel | Comments (1)

EU Banking Pact Version 2.0: EU’s Latest Nail In Its Own Coffin

The New Agreement Still Isn’t Good Enough, Same Obstacles, Same Inadequate Results. Conclusions On How To Protect Yourself And Profit  In late December 2013 EU member states agreed on an EU banking union plan. It was widely criticized as too slow implement and too underfunded to provide a credible guarantee of EU banking stability in case of bank failures. It also left individual member states without any outside aid for many years to come. Late Thursday March 20th the European...
March 22, 2014| Cliff Wachtel | Comments (1)

EURUSD Weekly Outlook March 24-8 2014: Calm Before The Storm?

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: Near term neutral, longer term bullish Fundamental Outlook: Neutral Near Term, Bearish Longer Term Trader Positioning: Reminiscent Of The Last Big EURUSD Pullback Per Two...
March 20, 2014| Cliff Wachtel | Comments (1)

4 Rules For Using Double Bollinger Bands ®, The Most Useful Technical Indicator: Part 2

Part 1 Is An Introduction To Double Bollinger Bands, Here, Part 2, Is A Continuation That Presents Specific Rules And Examples This is part of FXEmpire’s continuing series of special features on trader education, and provides a solid basis for understanding double Bollinger bands. For more detailed coverage, and examples, see Chapter 8 of the book, The Sensible Guide To Forex, or its video course version here.   The Four Rules for Using Double Bollinger Bands (DBBs) & Examples Repetition...
March 19, 2014| Cliff Wachtel | Comments (1)

4 Rules For Using Double Bollinger Bands®, The Most Useful Technical Indicator Part 1

Part 1 Is An Introduction To Double Bollinger Bands, Part 2 Is A Continuation That Presents Specific Rules And Examples, Part 3 (coming soon) Is A Quick Summary This is part of FXEmpire’s continuing series of special features on trader education, and provides a solid basis for understanding double Bollinger bands. For more detailed coverage and examples, see Chapter 8 of the book, The Sensible Guide To Forex.   Double Bollinger Bands® (DBBs) are arguably the single most useful technical...
March 16, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

USDJPY Weekly Outlook: Russia To USDJPY Bulls, BoJ: “Crimea River”

FX Traders’ weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture, this week’s market drivers that could change it- the bullish, the bearish and likely EURUSD direction & Putin’s song dedication to the West ( & Japan too) The following is a partial summary of the conclusions from the fxempire.com  weekly analysts’ meeting in which we cover the key lessons learned for the coming week and beyond. Overview TECHNICAL OUTLOOK Weekly Daily FUNDAMENTAL OUTLOOK   TECHNICAL OUTLOOK   First we look at the longer term...
March 15, 2014| Cliff Wachtel

EURUSD Weekly Outlook: Resilient, Technically Bullish, However…

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 the key lessons learned for the coming week and beyond. Overview Technical Outlook: Bullish Fundamental Outlook Bearish: Russia, China Stoke Fear, Fed Stays The Course Top Calendar Events Conclusion: Weekly Outlook Neutral-Bullish   TECHNICAL OUTLOOK: Bullish Here we look...
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