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  • CFTC commitment of traders: JPY shorts increased by 15K to 87K short in week
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Weekly forex futures net speculative positions from the CFTC ForexLiv […]

  • Does success on Jeopardy translate into success as a trader?
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Jeopardy winners and trading winners have a lot in common I posted the below educational post yesterday, but wanted to give an update on the results from last nights show, and give weekend viewers a chance to do a little homework (it is a little longer than most posts). […]

  • Biden said to prepare possible 2020 announcement next week
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Former VP makes preparation to enter the fray for the Democratic presidential candidate Bloomberg is reporting that former VP Joe Biden is making preparations for entering the race for the Democrats presidential nomination.  It is thought that the announcement could come as early as Wednesday.&nbs […]

  • US Secretary of State Pompeo: Nothing has changed with diplomatic efforts with N. Korea
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    North Korea launched a new tactical guided weapons firing test on Wednesday US Sec. of State Pompeo is on the wires saying that nothing has changed with diplomatic efforrts with North Korea. […]

  • Key economic releases next week
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Easter Monday.  BOC rate statement. US Durable good.  US 1Q GDP The week starts with  the Easter Monday bank holiday in NZ, Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany, UK, Italy (Europe).  NZ and Australia have another holiday on Thursday. &nbs […]

  • Major earnings to be released next week
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing all scheduled to be released The earnings calendar gets more interesting next week with some giants reporting. Including in the list is Twitter, Boeing, Caterpillar, Facebook, Microsoft, Tesla, Intel and Amazon. […]

  • US housing starts for March 1139K vs 1225K estimate
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    US housing starts for March from the Census Bureau -  report - Housing starts prior month 1162K revised to 1142K - Housing starts -0.3% vs 5.4% exp - 6- month average 1189K […]

  • Yes... There is one piece of economic data today - US housing starts/building permits
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Good Friday/Easter and Passover does not stop housing starts from publication. The expectations is for an annualized pace of 1225K units vs 1162K last month.   Building permits are also released with expectation for 1300K vs 1291K last. &nbs […]

  • Central bank speakers... how to prepare for them?
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

    A tip in managing expectations to improve your trading efficiency But a less common talked about topic is how to prepare and manage your expectations ahead of such speeches. On most economic calendars, you'd find that these speeches tend to have a so-called rating attached to it because of the nature of the person speaking. […]

  • FX option expiries - Friday 19 April 2019
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

    A look at the order board for today - , 1.1275 (€483m) - 111.00 ($346m), 111.30-35 ($507m) - 0.7130 (A$351m) ForexLive Key ones are highlighted in . It's been a lackluster day for the most part as currencies are hit by thin liquidity conditions due to the Easter break. There isn't much on the expiries list her […]

  • China's Politburo reiterates call for prudent monetary policy
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

    The Politburo of China's Communist Party reviewed the economy and made arrangements on economic work earlier today - China is facing economic downward pressure The meeting was chaired by China president Xi Jinping and is usually seen as a sounding board for his ideas and views on how to go about with recent policies. It seems lik […]

  • S&P 500 and relationship to jobless claims
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Via Bloomberg This is an interesting post that came up on Bloomberg recently based on the relationship between the S&P 500 and US jobless claims. The post was written in response to the people who say that the US economic recovery is a myth and that what you actually have is a Fed-inflated bubble (that is […]

  • If anyone is after the yuan reference rate today: 6.7043
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 1:17 am

    The PBOC sets USD/ CNY mid-point today at 6.7043 (vs. yesterday at 6.6911) ForexLiv […]

  • The BOJ has cut the amount of 10-25 year JGBs purchased at today's operation
    Posted on April 19, 2019 at 1:15 am

    A reduction in its purchases in the 10 to 25 years remaining until maturity window. 160bn yen compared with 180bn last time around. The last time the BOJ did similar was about 8 weeks ago.&nbs […]

  • Japanese CPI data for March 2019: Headline CPI 0.5% y/y (expected 0.5%)
    Posted on April 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    While much of Asia is closed , Japan is open.  today, Friday 19 April 2019 Japanese inflation data for March is out now, for March: Headline CPI is 0.5% y/y […]

  • He is on pace to become the highest earner in Jeopardy! history. Who is James Holzhauer.
    Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Jeopardy! winners and winning traders have lots of things in common Jeopardy! is a  game show where three contestents compete in providing the question to answers under topic headings.   Since you need to answer with a question, you need to form your response in the form of a question like "Who is Alex Trebek?"  That would be in response to […]

  • Trade ideas thread - Friday 19 April 2019
    Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Most of Asia FX is out today, except for Japan.  But, if you'd like to discuss any charts, technical analysis, trade ideas, thoughts, views with fellow ForexLive traders, please do so:  &nbs […]

  • Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today - Friday 19 April 2019
    Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Japan is open as normal, otherwise its the Good Friday holiday in forex centres in Asia. On the data calendar, Japanese nationwide inflation data for March is released today […]

  • Here are the forex centres open and closed in Asia today, Friday 19 April 2019
    Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    The major forex trading centres open and closed today: Closed: - New Zealand - Australia - Singapore - Hong Kong  Open: - Japan! I'll be popping in from time to time if there is anything of interest but otherwise having a break also.&nbs […]

  • ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: US retail sales show consumers have life
    Posted on April 18, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Forex news for North American trade on April 18, 2019: Markets: It was a heavy news day as Friday's scheduled releases were moved up because of the holiday. The big one was US retail sales and all the details were at least as strong as the headline. With the gain, we've now erased the declines from t […]

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