What to Expect Trading the First Day, Week and Month of 2018

Talking Points: December is historically the most sanguine time of the year as liquidity drains and motivation for breakouts and trends subsides Historically, January doesn’t offer up a dramatic volatility return according to VIX seasonality; but S&P 500 suggests differently While recent history points to volatile Januaries, we should take both seasonal and structural conditions […]

Dollar: Technical Attraction in Dangerous Times

Talking Points: Liquidity – or the lack there of – is still the most important consideration of the financial landscape The Dollar put in for a sizable decline – relative to the virtual standstill the rest of the market – amid notable data While the DXY Dollar Index has not feigned critical breaks or trends; […]

What is the Impulse Wave Pattern and How do you Trade it?

Talking Points -What is an impulse wave pattern in Elliott Wave Theory -How the pattern is constructed -How and what points in the pattern you trade an impulse Elliott Wave Theory is my favorite style of analysis in that it has a small set of rigid rules, several guidelines, and a limited number of patterns […]

Top Trading Opportunities for 2018

The Euro is running out of reasons to rise, inflation might push the BoE to hike which can boost the British Pound, and a supply glut might send crude oil lower. What else in 2018? These are just a sample of our top trading opportunities for 2018. Do you want to learn about more of […]

No Clear Direction for the Yen As Sentiment Shifts

USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 54.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.18 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 6.1% lower than yesterday and 1.9% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 10.5% higher than yesterday and 17.0% lower from last week. […]

FX Options Pricing in Holiday Trading; USD/CAD & NZD/USD in Focus

What’s inside: Implied volatilities decline sharply, reflecting the holiday trading environment through year-end Barring any major headlines this means expectations for volatility need to be tempered USD/CAD & NZD/USD have highest relative expectations based on differential between short and intermediate-term implied volatility Check out the IG Client Sentiment data page to see how retail traders […]