Weekly Fundamental Forecast for AUD/USD (based on the article)
AUD/USD - "The latest set of RBA policy meeting minutes was released last week, before Debelle spoke. It saw markets wondering whether the OCR might just be going up a little sooner than they thought. Talk of a 3.5% neutral rate seemed to some to imply that so loose an OCR could not last much longer. However, the RBA seems very keen to disabuse them."
Weekly Fundamental Forecast for NZD/USD (based on the article)
NZD/USD - "The NZD got a fresh shot in the arm Friday after Finance Minister Steven Joyce said that he was concerned about the strength of the Kiwi and that it highlights the strength of the New Zealand economy and the country’s robust export markets. Speaking to Bloomberg, Joyce said that he did not have an opinion on the NZD in contrast to comments from RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle who talked down any notion of a rate hike in Australia. A combination of renewed buying in the Kiwi and a weak USD saw the pair trade at a high of 0.74504 within a whisker of the September 5, 2016 high of 0.74857. The Kiwi has rallied nearly by over 8% against the USD since early May as the NZ economy continues to grow, driven by tourism, construction and immigration."
Weekly Fundamental Forecast for USD/CAD (based on the article)
USD/CAD - "The headline inflation rate fell to 1.0% year/year in June from 1.3% in May – dropping further away from the BoC’s 2% target – but two of Canada’s three measures of core inflation were higher and May retail sales jumped by 0.6% month/month rather than the 0.3% expected by analysts. This helped reinforce the Canadian currency’s bullish momentum and inevitably brought the 1.25 level into focus for USDCAD, even though the pair is now technically oversold."
Weekly Fundamental Forecast for Chinese Yuan (based on the article)
Chinese Yuan - "A rising Yuan could also help to slow capital outflows from China. The spokeswoman commented on Fed’s monetary policy: Fed has increased interest rates for four times since 2015; however, the support that these hikes bring to the Dollar has been diminishing. She continued to say that amid eased external pressure, the risk of large amounts of capital flowing out of China has been largely reduced. China’s foreign reserves, highly affected by cross-border capital flows, dropped below $3 trillionin January, a psychological-important level, after the Yuan set a record-low against the Dollar in last December."
Weekly Fundamental Forecast for GOLD (based on the article)
XAU/USD - "Gold prices rebounded for a second consecutive week with the precious metal surging 2.06% to trade at 1253 ahead of the New York close on Friday. The advance marks the largest weekly gain since May and has been supported by continued weakness in the greenback with the DXY down more than 1.3%. Looking ahead to next week, price action looks poised for another push higher with key U.S. event risk on tap."
Weekly Fundamental Forecast for Nikkei (based on the article)
Nikkei - "Last week, the Bank of Japan met and did as expected – nothing. As a result, we saw no volatility out of the Japanese benchmark. Looking ahead to next week the only ‘high’ impact data event on the radar is CPI on Thursday. Keep an eye on U.S. markets and how they react to the FOMC on Wednesday."
Google shares - daily bullish reversal; 975 is the key (based on the article)
Price on the daily chart broke Ichimoku cloud together with Senkou Span line to above for the reversal from the ranging to the primary bullish market condition. Price is breaking 975.73 resistance level to above for the daily bullish trend to be continuing
NZD/USD - daily bullish breakout; 0.7457 is the key (based on the article)
Daily price is above Ichimoku cloud in the bullish area of the chart. The price is testing 0.7457 resistance level together with ascending triabngle pattern to above for the bullish trend to be continuing.
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Sergey Golubev, 2014.04.25 06:49
Why Traders Lose Money (based on dailyfx article)
The Difference between Trading and Analysis
Many new traders come to the market with a bias or point-of-view.
Perhaps this is built from a background in economics, or finance, or
maybe just a keen interest in politics. But one of the biggest mistakes a
trader can make is harboring the expectation that ‘the market is wrong
and prices have to come back.’
But let’s face it: Markets are unpredictable, and it doesn’t matter what
type of analysis you use. As new information comes into the market,
traders and market makers price it accordingly; because these folks
don’t want to lose money just as much as you don’t want to lose money.
Is this to say that analysis is worthless? Absolutely not: It merely
means that analysis is only a part of the equation of being a successful
trader. Analysis is a way to potentially get the probabilities on the
trader’s side, even if just a by a little bit; a way to maybe get a 51%
or 52% chance of success as opposed to a straight-up coin flip.
Good analysis, whether it be fundamentally-driven or technically-driven,
can be right a majority of the time. But no form of analysis will ever
be right all of the time. And this is the reason that there is such a
large chasm between analysis and trading.
In analysis, it doesn’t matter how wrong you are when you aren’t right.
In trading, this matters quite a bit. Because even if you’re winning on
70% of your trades, if you’re losing $3 for every trade in which you’re
wrong but only making $1 every time that you’re right, you’re still
losing. It might feel good, because 70% of the time you’re walking away
from your positions with the feeling of success; and as human beings
this is something we generally strive for (to feel good).
The example below shows how bad risk management can destroy even a strong winning percentage of 70% success.
But logically, it doesn’t make sense to embark on this type of endeavor
because the goal of trading is to make money; not necessarily to just
‘be right’ more than 50% of the time.
How to actually trade analysis
First thing first, traders need to crystallize what their actual goal is
in trading in markets; and point-blank, that goal should be to make
After that, traders need to expect that they will, at times, be wrong.
So given these two facts, the next logical assumption is that without
being able to control the damage from those instances in which we’re
wrong, the prospect of profitability is a distant one.
So risk management isn’t just a preference or a style of trading: It’s a
necessity for long-term profitability. Because even if you’re winning
90% of the time, the losses on the other 10% can far outstrip the gains
that are made on the 90%.
I fully realize this isn’t necessarily exciting information. When I
teach risk management, rarely do a see a student-trader ready to burst
out of their seats to go and manage some risk. Most people want to hear
about entry strategies, and analytical methods to try to get those odds
of success tilted even higher in their favors.
But until a trader learns to manage their risk, much of this additional
work is a moot point. Because as long as the risk exists that one bad
position can and will wipe away the gain from many other ‘good’
positions; that trader is going to struggle to find profitability.
So, to properly trade analysis one needs to first observe proper risk
management. Because trading isn’t just ‘guessing’ and ‘hoping’ that we
get it right. Profitable trading is implementing analysis while properly
managing risk factors; implementing a defensive approach so that when
one is wrong, the losses can be mitigated and when one is right, profits
can be maximized.
How can one begin to use ‘proper’ risk management?
We’ve already encountered one of the biggest mistakes of risk
management, and that’s controlling the size of the losses relative to
the size of the gains.
The solution is simple; implementing it not as much. As human beings,
we often follow our gut instincts or our ‘feelings.’ But in trading, we
have to keep the bigger picture in mind. When we place a trade, we often
try to win on that one trade. This can keep traders holding on to
losers for far too long, and closing out winners way too quickly.
EUR/USD Intra-day - bullish ranging with narrow s/r levels; 1.1684 is the key (based on the article)
EUR/USD H4 price is above Ichimoku cloud in the bullish area of the chart: the price is on ranging with narrow support/resistance levels with symmetric triangle pattern to be testing for the secondary correction to be started or for the bullish trend to be resumed. The key support level for the correction is 1.1625, and the bullish trend will be continuing if the price breaks 1.1684 resistance level.