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What is the Awesome Oscillator: Definition, Use, and Strategies

The Awesome Oscillator (AO) makes use of simple moving averages to confirm or deny market trends. Learn how to confirm those trends and predict possible reversals in our AO guide.

What is MACD? Trading with the MACD indicator

Discover what MACD is, how it is calculated, and how to apply MACD consistently in your trading.

February 9, 2021 04:20 AM

S&P 500: Will the Easter bunny bring short-term bulls a rotten egg?

Despite a weak-but-still-better-than-expected retail sales report out of the UK and a smattering of second-tier US data, yesterday’s global market trends have generally carried over […]

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GBP/USD: Brussels bombing boosts Brexit butterflies

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about today’s horrifying events in Brussels, and we wanted to start by saying that our thoughts go out to […]

AUD/USD: Have we seen a long-term bottom near .7000?

With markets essentially trapped in near-term stasis as traders wait for higher impact data, it’s a good time to take a step back and look […]

USD/JPY: Things could get hairy if 111.00 support gives way

Markets are off to a ponderous start to the week as theres been essentially no new data to digest over the weekend. Global equities, fixed […]

GBP/USD: Bears break their fast on Brexit fears

The theme of today’s European session trade was undoubtedly risk aversion, with every major European equity bourse losing ground, bond yields generally rising, and oil […]

USD/CHF: Will the SNB match the ECB’s bold easing?

It’s been a quiet start to what promises to be an extremely active week for global traders. As of writing ahead of an all-too-early, post-daylight-savings-time […]

AUD/USD: The biggest bullish breakout that no one’s talking about

As I return to the desk after a much-needed vacation, I’m struck by the big risk-on move markets have seen over the last couple of […]

AUD/USD approaching its 200-day MA with CapEx on tap tonight

My, what a difference a couple of hours makes. As US traders trudged into their offices this morning, it seemed as though the sky was […]

USD/CHF: Why parity may prove to be a near-term top

US traders are off to the races once again, and just like every other day this week, there’s a risk-on tone to early trade. Today’s […]

EUR/USD: Technical bias still points higher, but fundamental risks abound

Markets have predictably calmed down this afternoon as European traders clock out and US traders enjoy their President’s Day holidays, giving us a good opportunity […]

GBP/USD: Still trapped below 1.4600 as traders warily eye the BOE

For the morning after Valentine’s Day, it still feels like love is in the air, at least for risk bulls. European equity markets are trading […]

February 15, 2016 02:17 PM

USD/SEK: Post-Riksbank bounce only lasted a SEK

Global markets went into a panic overnight as oil (WTI) took a tumble all the way down to the lower-26.00s, USD/JPY collapsed below 111.00 before […]

S&P 500: Massive, long-term support zone under threat

At the beginning of last week, we provided a “check-up” midway through the Q4 earnings season for the S&P 500, concluding that the four biggest […]

EUR/GBP at a 1-year high – bulls may eye .8000 next

Earlier today, we talked about the recent strength of the euro in the context of EUR/USD, but the moves in EUR/GBP since the start of […]

EUR/USD: Could Yellen take us above 1.1400 next?

As a trader, it’s difficult to predict the impact of a major trading hub being closed. More often than not, it leads to slow, lackluster […]

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USD/JPY: Things could get ugly if we break major support at 116.00

After Friday’s not-as-bad-as-it-appeared NFP report, traders were optimistic that we would see risk sentiment return with Chinese markets on holiday this week, but so far […]

USD/JPY: The short half-life of the BOJ’s radioactive negative interest rate decision

According to Wikipedia, Hydrogen-7 is the radioactive isotope with the shortest half-life at about 21 yoctoseconds (10-24 seconds). Of course, nothing in financial markets moves […]

Gold: Will 1135 be a reflection point or an inflection point?

Late last week, we highlighted a rounded bottom pattern in gold, concluding that “the short-term bias in gold points higher as long as the yellow […]

February 2, 2016 08:08 PM

Post-RBA pop and drop leaves AUD/USD in a precarious spot

The market’s focus will be ping-ponging between major macroeconomic developments all around the world this week, and last night’s hotspot was clearly Australia, where the […]

EUR/JPY: Reason for optimism ahead of the BOJ?

After yesterday’s snoozer of a Federal Reserve meeting, traders are understandably a bit disappointed that we’ll have another seven weeks of data-watching before the chance […]

USD/CHF: All eyes on 1.0200-10 resistance ahead of the Fed

Two weeks ago, we highlighted a constructive candlestick pattern off bullish trend line support on USD/CHF and concluded that the pair could well bounce toward […]

January 27, 2016 02:29 PM