Bob Mason
Bob Mason
Bob Mason has over 20 years of experience in the Finance Industry having worked in Europe and Asia for global financial institutions before focusing on providing research capabilities for clients in Asia, primarily focused on financial markets including, but not limited to currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and global equity markets.
Contact:bobmason@fxempire.com

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    • Alt Coins daily chart, May 15, 2018

      Monero Technical Analysis – Looking for Support Early – 22/06/18

      Key HighlightsMonero’s XMR gained 0.72% on Thursday, partially reversing Wednesday’s 2.93% fall, to end the day at $123.3.A morning intraday high $124.52 came up short of the day’s first major resistance level at $125.99 and well short of the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $149.A late morning intraday low $120.85

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    • BTC/USD daily chart, June 15, 2018

      Bitcoin – Heavy Losses Brings Sub-$6,000 into Play

      Bitcoin saw red on Thursday, falling by 0.68% to reverse Wednesday’s 0.37% gain, with Bitcoin ending the day at $6714.3.A relatively choppy start to the day saw Bitcoin strike an early intraday high $6,788.8 before easing back through the late morning and second half of the day, the day’s high

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      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 22/06/18

      Bitcoin Cash Sees More RedBitcoin Cash fell by 2.17% on Thursday, following Wednesday’s 1.79% loss, to end the day at $873.2.A positive start to the day saw Bitcoin Cash move through to an intraday high $908.2 in the early hours, falling short of the first major resistance level at $912.93,

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    • GBP/USD daily chart, June 21, 2018

      A Dollar Tumble should the Private Sector PMIs Disappoint

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning was limited to May inflation and prelim manufacturing numbers out of Japan.For the Japanese Yen, the annual rate of core inflation stood at 0.7% in May, which was in line with forecasts and April’s rate, while consumer prices

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    • GBP

      The BoE Just Got a Little More Hawkish to Give the Pound a Boost

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning was on the lighter side, limited to 1st quarter GDP numbers out of New Zealand and the RBA’s quarterly Bulletin.For the Kiwi Dollar, the economy grew by 0.5% in the 1st quarter, which was in line with forecasts,

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    • NEM’s XEM Technical Analysis – Leading the Way Down – 21/06/18

      Key HighlightsNEM’s XEM fell by 1.1% on Wednesday, more than reversing Tuesday’s 0.13% gain, to end the day at $0.1959.NEM’s XEM slid through the first major support level at $0.1931 to test support at the second major support level at $0.1881, with an intraday low $0.18978 before recovering to $0.19

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    • BTC/USD daily chart, June 15, 2018

      Bitcoin Stuck a Rut, Which Could be a Signal for the Bulls

      Bitcoin gained just 0.37% on Wednesday, following a 0.33% rise on Tuesday, to end the day at $6.759.7.Bitcoin fell through the day’s first major support level at $6,641.67 to an early $6,560 low before recovering to $6,600 levels and a relatively range bound morning that left Bitcoin struggling to break

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    • Coincheck To Relaunch In Japan And Expand To The United States

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 21/06/18

      Bitcoin Cash in ReverseBitcoin Cash slipped by 1.79% on Wednesday, partially reversing Tuesday’s 2.35% gain, to end the day at $891.1.An intraday low $861.4 came in the early afternoon after a start of the day slide to $862 levels, with Bitcoin Cash sliding through the first major support level at

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    • Stellar’s Lumen Technical Analysis – Back in the Bear Trap – 20/06/18

      Key HighlightsStellar’s Lumen gained 1.09% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 1.83% rise, to end the day at $0.23412.A morning pullback to an intraday low $0.22986 saw Stellar’s Lumen hold well above the day’s first major support level at $0.2212.An afternoon rally saw Stellar’s Lumen move through to an intraday high $0.24236

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    • BTC/USD daily chart, June 18, 2018

      Bitcoin Puts the Brakes on as Another Exchange Gets Hacked

      Bitcoin gained just 0.33% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 4.18% rise, to end the day at $6,734.8.A range bound morning saw Bitcoin’s morning low $6,655 and high $6,870 steer clear of the day’s first major support and resistance levels, with an early afternoon rally taking Bitcoin through to an intraday high

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    • Alt Coins daily chart, May 07, 2018

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 20/06/18

      Bitcoin Cash Back in the RedBitcoin Cash gained 2.35% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 4.59% rise, to end the day at $906.6, which was the first $900 close since 11th June’s $950.6.A pullback through the early part of the day saw Bitcoin Cash ease to an intraday low $874 before recovering

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    • USD/JPY daily chart, June 20, 2018

      FED Chair Powell and Trump to Direct the Dollar Through the Day

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning was on the lighter side, limited to 2nd quarter consumer sentiment and 1st quarter current account numbers out of New Zealand. Outside of the stats, the BoJ’s May policy meeting minutes were also released, with the 1-month lag

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    • Bittrex has made a deal with New York’s Signature Bank

      DASH Technical Analysis – Looks for Support – 19/06/18

      Key HighlightsDASH gained 1% on Monday, following Sunday’s 0.42% fall, to end the day at $267.45.DASH fell through the day’s first major support level at $260.62 and second major support level at $256.29 to an intraday low $250.8 I the morning.An afternoon rally saw DASH move through to an intraday

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    • BTC/USD daily chart, June 15, 2018

      Bitcoin – Looking to Form a Bearish Trend Reversal

      Bitcoin gained 4.18% on Monday, following Sunday’s 0.61% fall, to end the day at $6,712.3.An early dip to an intraday low $6,370.8 saw Bitcoin test the day’s first major support level at $6,391.8 that led into a relatively range bound morning that held Bitcoin back at sub-$6,500 levels, before a

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    • Cryptocurrencies in May – Month in Review

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 19/06/18

      Bitcoin Cash Finds Temporary ReliefBitcoin Cash gained 4.59% on Monday, following Sunday’s 0.28% fall, to end the day at $885.5.The first half of the day saw Bitcoin Cash continue on its downward path, falling through the day’s first major support level at $838.3 and second major support level at $829.9

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      Trump Hits the Markets Driving Demand for Dollar and the Yen

      Earlier in the Day:Key data released through the Asian session this morning was limited to 1st quarter house price figures out of Australia, which were released alongside the RBA meeting minutes.For the Aussie Dollar, house prices fell by 0.7% in the 1st quarter, reversing most of the 4th quarter of

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    • The Rise of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

      People’s Exchange – The Rise of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

      While cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology have garnered most of the good publicity over the last year, blockchain tech finally making some inroads into the real world, supporting the cryptocurrencies that fuel them. So far, the only press that crypto exchanges have received has been the bad kind, in spite

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      Cardano’s ADA Technical Analysis – Looking for Support – 18/06/18

      Key HighlightsCardano’s ADA fell by 1.17% on Sunday, reversing Saturday’s 0.5% gain, to end the day at $0.1601.An intraday high $0.16444 fell short of the day’s first major resistance level at $0.1652, with a late in the day intraday low $0.16 holding above the first major support level at $0.1583.Failure

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      Bitcoin – Are the Bulls About to Resurface?

      Bitcoin slipped by 0.61% on Sunday, partially reversing Saturday’s 1.64% gain, to end the week down 4.57% at $6,449.4.A relatively range bound start to the day saw Bitcoin’s intraday high $6,573 come up short of the day’s first major resistance level at $6,590.47 in the late morning, leading to a

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    • Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 18/06/18

      Bitcoin Cash Sees More RedBitcoin Cash slipped by 0.28% on Sunday, partially reversing Saturday’s 0.86% gain, to end the week down 9.35% to $846.7.An early bounce gave Bitcoin Cash some upward momentum through the morning, leading to an intraday high $863.1 before reversing, the day’s high having fallen short of

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