This link provided to me by RaptorUK, give me the idea that it would be interesting to have a place here on the site to share such links. So I opened a new topic, it will be moderated to follow the rules as usual, but also about the content.
About the brokers, here an interesting quote :
CEO of FXCM explained “For the retail FX business to grow, trust has
to increase in the retail sector. Currently, it is haunted by widespread
customer belief that retail forex is an unfair business. This whole
segment carries a stigma and on that basis must mature past this.”
“Customer demand is beginning to bubble up but also from a regulatory
perspective. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act contains an issue
whereby a whole range of instruments are being described as swaps. If
this is happening for the wholesale market, it must follow for retail.”
We had USD Trade Balance at 12:30 GMT today - high impacted news event. As we know - if actual data > forecast is more good for currency (USD). Previous data was -37.1B, forecast was -41.1B and actual data (latest release) was -40.3B.
Read more on this small article: U.S. Trade Deficit Widens In April But Still Narrower Than Expected
A report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday showed that the
trade deficit widened to $40.3 billion in April from a revised $37.1
billion in March.
Economists had been expecting the trade deficit to widen to $41.2
billion from the $38.8 billion originally reported for the previous
Paul Ashworth, Chief U.S. Economist at Capital Economics, said the
rebound by the trade deficit was "largely due to an unwinding of the
distortion caused by the Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday."
It was GBP Services PMI at 08:30 GMT and GBPUSD went to breakout (see the chart). Why? Because of the following: actual > forecast is good for GBP
that is why we got breakout:
GBPUSD Technical Analysis 02.06 - 09.06 : Trying to Reverse to Bullish
newdigital, 2013.06.05 11:24
2013-06-05 08:30 GMT | [GBP -Service PMI]
By the way, some more information about it can be found here: GBP/USD hits session highs after U.K. data, gains capped :
The Markit U.K. services purchasing managers’ index rose to 54.9 in May
from 52.9 in April, outstripping expectations for a reading of 53.0.
The data reinforced expectations that the Bank of England would keep
monetary policy unchanged at its monthly meeting on Thursday after
better-than-forecast U.K. data on manufacturing and construction earlier
in the week.
This was ADP Employment Change (for USD). It was at 12:15 GMT:
2013-06-05 12:15 GMT | [USD -ADP Employment Change]
What is ADP Employment Change? This is Automatic Data Processing Non-Farm Employment Change. If actual value > forecast value so it is good for currency (for USD in our case)
Private-sector employment increased by 135,000 from April to May, on a
seasonally adjusted basis. (The estimated gain from March to April was
revised down to 113,000).
From Reuters - source - Private sector adds 135,000 jobs in May: ADP :
Private employers added 135,000 jobs in May, the
ADP National Employment Report showed on Wednesday, missing forecasts
for a gain of 165,000.
So, actual was less than forecast, right? that is why we had this breakdown for USDCHF:
and this breakout for GBPUSD:
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GBPUSD, M1, 2013.06.05
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About the usage of copy trading platforms, here an interesting quote :
MetaQuotes Puts The Copy Trading Cat Among The Pigeons – What Does the Industry Think?
nice to meet you here. This subject was already discussed here: Is metaquotes getting power hungry?
We will have the following news event for today:
2013-06-06 11:00 GMT | [GBP -BoE Interest Rate]
if actual > forecast value so it is good for GBP. past value and forecast value are 0.50% and I think - actual will be 50% too. This is interesting to read this small article about it: Bank of England to keep policy steady at King's last meeting
LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mervyn
King is unlikely to convince the central bank to restart its
bond-buying programme when he attends his final Monetary Policy
Committee meeting on Thursday.
Britain's economy grew a faster-than-expected 0.3 percent in
the first three months of 2013, and purchasing managers' data
this week support the BoE's forecast that it will expand by 0.5
percent in the second quarter of the year.
We will have Non-farm Payrolls tomorrow so be careful with trading guys.
2013-06-07 08:30 GMT | [USD -Non-farm Payrolls]
Poor communication and confusing messages from central banks risk
unleashing a Tsunami of volatility in underlying asset markets related
to high-octane quantitative easing programmes, which could quickly spill
over into exchange rates.
Most asset classes, particularly equities, have ceased to price
fundamentals properly due to torrents of liquidity from central banks,
which means they are even more prone to volatile behaviour than normal
as the Japanese stock market has demonstrated. Abnormal price action in
asset classes can quickly spill over into forex markets due to the
inter-related nature of markets.
2013-06-07 12:30 GMT | [USD -Non-farm Payrolls]