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Is Irma The Catalyst For Some Huge FX Moves?

Before I get into this week's analysis, I thought you might like to know that I'm currently residing in southeast Florida. As you probably know, Florida was in the path of what was projected to be the worst storm in U.S. history: Hurricane Irma. For personal reasons I wasn't able to get out in time and I had to confront…
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The USD Turns Around: What It Means For Everything Else

Last Friday we had the final jobs report for the month of August. Despite disappointing data, the US dollar index ended on a firm note for the week after bouncing at a key support area. Last week, I predicted this turn of events as the dollar index was already at an area bounded by some support. Now that we've see…
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On Knife Edges: Which Inflection Points I’m Watching Now

Last Friday's remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, offered little guidance on the future of monetary policy. The result saw the dollar come under pressure with gold getting a boost as well as certain currencies. Then ECB President¬† Mario Draghi followed Yellen with a speech that specifically did NOT discuss current monetary…
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Traps Galore Are Lurking In This Market: Here’s How To Handle Them

For several weeks now I've been speaking about my dread of trading in the latter stages of the summer. I'm primarily concerned about increasing unpredictability creeping into the markets. Specifically, we're in the kind of environment where chasing breakouts is clearly not the way to go as so many of them turn out to be false. To start, here's a…
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