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Australia 200 Index – 1,2,3

A strongly rising market presents two major problems for traders – one psychological, the other technical. Although we’ve all heard the saying “the trend is your friend” many times, getting on board when the market has already risen substantially is … Continue reading

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Australia 200 – Correction

The market reaction to yesterday’s interest rate cut gives traders a big clue to the short term direction of the market. Lower rates are thought to support share prices, yet the share market FELL after the RBA decision. This suggests … Continue reading

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Finding Trades – Return and Volatility Filtering

One of the key tasks facing traders and investors is finding suitable market opportunities. The good news is that there are tools available to simplify and speed up the task, including pattern recognition scanners and portfolio analysis software. However, two … Continue reading

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CAD/NOK – Sell Imbalance

Trade ideas can come from surprising sources. The team here at CMC Markets were looking at USD/JPY yesterday, and although there are a number of interesting factors in play (competitive devaluation, trade and debt issues, as well as chart set-ups) the … Continue reading

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AUD/USD – Quick and Dirty

Traders often use a higher timeframe chart on a currency pair (daily or weekly) to determine overall trend, and a shorter timeframe (hourly, 5 minute) for entry and exits of trend based trades. For mine, both charts and fundamentals have … Continue reading

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EURGBP – Short term weakness but consider the higher timeframe

On the hourly chart of EURGBP I think we are quite likely at a price juncture that allows for a decent risk:reward setup for FX traders to take a look at. Again in this setup I am looking at volatility … Continue reading

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Euro possibly set for a new step lower

One of the things that I have noted in recent weeks has been the relatively comfortable trending behaviour of the cross rates and the hugely erratic nature of the spot rates. This is not just from the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Trade Ranging Australia 200

Australian shares remain trapped between strong company fundamentals and global risks.  Over the last two months, this dynamic has kept the Australia 200 index in a 200 point range. While the picture may change in August with company reporting, in … Continue reading

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AUDUSD – Key Moving Averages to Tell the Tale

The AUDUSD has been one of those slightly irritating trading pairs of late. Irritating because it has been tough to lump in with all the other currencies due to its often strong performances relative to currencies like the euro. Whilst … Continue reading

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I don’t want to stir up trouble….however

I sometimes fear that we worry about the wrong things when it comes to the financial markets. There are always swags of things to think about and it can cover any timeframe that you care to name from where the … Continue reading

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