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Daily F.X. Analysis, June 01 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On Monday, the fundamentals side is likely to drive no major movement during the European session. Still, the U.S. session may offer some price action on the release of ISM manufacturing PMI figures today.

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 1st June 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

Gold Violates Triple Top Pattern – Quick Update on Buy Signal! 

The yellow metal gold prices surged above $1735 and continued its two days upward rally and posted gains for 3rd consecutive day. The demand for the safe-haven asset increased at the end of the week due to increased uncertainty in the market after the comments of the chairman of the Federal Reserve & the President of the United States on Friday.

NZD/USD Ascending Triangle Pattern in Play – Quick Update on Signal! 

The NZD/USD currency pair flashed green and rose to 0.6230 level, mainly due to weaker crude oil prices, which undermined the commodity-linked currency the loonie and exerted some bullish impact on the currency pair. While, the broad-based U.S. dollar is selling bias rolled out to be one of the key determinants that held a lid on any additional gains in the currency pair, at least for now. As in result, the currency pair remained confined in a three-day-old trading range. 

XAU/USD Trades Bullish Amid Trade Tensions – Update on Buy Signal! 

The safe-haven-metal prices took bids and rose to $1,721 while represented 0.15% gains on the day due to the risk-off market sentiment in the wake of intensifying tussle between the United States and China over Hong Kong. As well as, the US dollar selling bias also boosted the yellow-metal. At the press time, the safe-haven-metal prices are currently trading at 1,720.83 and consolidating in the range between 1,712.92 and 1,722.94. However, investors are cautious about placing any position ahead of an expected announcement by President Donald Trump on China later in the day.

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 29 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

The European Commission will post May CPI (+0.1% on-year expected). The European Central Bank will publish the eurozone's M3 money supply in April (+8.2% on-year expected). The German Federal Statistical Office will report April retail sales (-12.0% on month expected). France's INSEE will release final readings of 1Q GDP (-5.4% on year expected) and May CPI (+0.3% on-year expected). The U.S. Commerce Department will post April wholesale inventories (-0.7% on month expected), advance goods trade balance (65 billion dollars deficit expected), personal spending (-12.8% on month expected), and personal income (-6.0% on month expected). The Market News International will release May Chicago PMI (40.0 expected). The University of Michigan will report its final data of the May Consumer Sentiment Index (74.0 expected).

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 29 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

XAU/USD Trades Bullish Amid Trade Tensions – Update on Sell Signal! 

The yellow metal gold traded sharply bullish to hold around 1,720 area. Most of the buying in gold was safe haven driven, leading the gold prices towards the highs of 1,726. Below this, the XAU/USD is likely to close a doji candle, which suggests odds of bearish bias retracement in gold.

BTCUSD: Consolidation after double bottom

Bitcoin made a high-volume bullish candle after a double bottom touching the lower edge of its bullish channel. After bouncing off of its 200-SMA has created a consolidation channel in which you see two engulfing candles, after a bounce from the 50% level of the initial bull candlestick.

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 28 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

XAU/USD Soars Amid Renew US-China Tensions – Update on Buy Signal! 

The yellow metal gold traded sharply bullish to hold around 1,719 area. Most of the buying in gold was safe haven driven, which lead the gold prices towards the high's of 1,719 level. 

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 28 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On the news front, the U.S. GDP figures will remain the main highlight of the day. It's expected to be weak, which may drive weakness in the U.S. dollar. The durable goods orders are also likely to come out during the U.S. session and may drive bullish bias in gold and bearish trend in USD.

GBPJPY Bearish Engulfing after double top at the upper edge of...

GBPJPY has been moving in a descending channel since April 10. The action created a lot of volatility, driving prices back and forth from top to bottom of the channel. The last iteration drove its price to surpass the upper limit, a +2 sigma event, which means the pair was overpriced if we compare it with what we may call the fair price, which is the linear regression channel, the red mid-line.

GBP/USD Dropped From Two-Weeks High – Broad-Based US Dollar Strength! 

The GBP/USD currency pair failed to extend its previous day gains and dropped from the near 2-weeks high to 1.2320, mainly due to broad-based US dollar strength in the wake of risk-off market sentiment as tensions between the US-China are getting worse day by day. Whereas, the buyers failed to cheer the latest optimism about drug treatment for famous coronavirus (COVID-19). The GBP/USD is trading at 1.2323 and consolidating in the range between 1.2310 and 1.2348.

CADCHF Breakout of Triangle Pattern – Who’s Up for Buy Position? 

The CAD/CHF pair is trading with a bullish bias at 0.7020 level, having violated the resistance level of 0.7000 level. It seems like the improved crude oil prices and reduced demand for safe-haven swiss franc is brining buyers for the CAD/CHF pair. 

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 27 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 27 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

The U.S. dollar, which behaves like a safe-haven asset during political uncertainty & market turmoil, rose to a one-week high against the basket of 6 currencies, but it started to erase its daily gains in late London Session. Tensions between U.S. &China have increased since the coronavirus outbreak, over which both countries have exchanged accusations of cover-ups and lack of transparency with the world. The signs for easing tensions between the two biggest economies of the world are decreasing day by day and have created an uncertain environment in the market weighing on the market.

Safe Haven Gold Slips – Downward Channel In Play! 

Gold prices were closed at $1710.53 after placing a high of $1735.38 and a low of $1708.78. Overall the movement of gold remained bearish throughout the day. Gold prices followed its previous day's trend and continued to fall on Tuesday and reached near the level of $1700 support on the back of increased risk appetite in the market. The Risk-on market sentiment was caused by the reopening of the US economy from the coronavirus induced lockdowns.

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 26 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 26 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

The U.S. dollar, which behaves like a safe-haven asset during political uncertainty & market turmoil, rose to a one-week high against the basket of 6 currencies, but it started to erase its daily gains in late London Session. Tensions between U.S. &China have increased since the coronavirus outbreak, over which both countries have exchanged accusations of cover-ups and lack of transparency with the world. The signs for easing tensions between the two biggest economies of the world are decreasing day by day and have created an uncertain environment in the market weighing on the market.

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 25 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On Monday, the U.S. stock markets will be closed to observe the Memorial Day holiday. The U.K. stock markets will be closed for the Spring Bank Holiday. The German Federal Statistical Office will post final readings of 1Q GDP (-2.3% on year expected). Germany's IFO Business Climate Index for May will be released (78.5 expected).

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 25th May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

Gold Choppy Sessions Continues – Wait for Breakout! 

The safe-haven-metal prices regain its bullish traction and rose from a one-week low of $1,717.34 to $1,734.05, mainly due to the risk-off market sentiment in the wake of US-China intensified tussle and coronavirus (COVID-19) second wave fears. On the other hand, the U.S. dollar also draws safe-haven bids and managed to limit any additional gains in the gold prices. At this moment, the safe-haven-metal prices are currently trading at 1,734.97 and consolidating in the range between 1,724.50 and 1,735.55.

EUR/GBP Breaks Upward Trendline – Quick Update on Sell Trade! 

The EUR/GBP pair continues to exhibit selling bais since European session as it's prices fell from 0.8900 level to 0.8943 level on the back of weaker Euro and stronger GBP. The risk-off market sentiment was further bolstered by Trump's action to impose restrictions on the use of China technology Huawei. In the meantime, the U.S. started an investigation about the origin of COVID-19, which also weighed on the market risk sentiment. 

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 22 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

GBP/USD Crosses Below 50 EMA – Brace for a Sell Position! 

The GBP/USD currency pair failed to stop its 3-day losing streak and dropped to 1.2212 and represented 0.09% losses on the day as the BOE Governor Andrew Bailey’s recent indication about negative rates weighed on the Cable. Moreover, the reason for the pair declines could also be attributed to the broad-based U.S. dollar strength in the wake of intensifying US-China tussle. The GBP/USD is trading at 1.2220 and consolidating in the range between 1.2201 and 1.2239. However, the traders will be cautious to place any strong position ahead of the U.K. Retail Sales data.

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 22 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) fell about 0.25% on the day to post the lowest close since May. Powell said that Fed might need to introduce more stimulus measures if the economic lockdown remains there for a long time. He also added that banks should prepare themselves for the bankruptcies of nonfinancial companies. Let's keep an eye on U.K. Retail sales and ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes.

USD/CAD Ascending Triangle Breakout – Brace for a Buy Position! 

The USD/CAD pair was closed at 1.39549 after placing a high of 1.39701 and a low of 1.38908. Overall the movement of USD/Cad pair remained bullish throughout the day.

NZD/USD Triple Top Setup – Quick Update on Sell Trade! 

The commodity currency pair NZD/USD is trading with bearish bias around 0.6120, as investors seem to take profit despite a surge in crude oil prices. Dollar remains weaker as the reports indicate that US drug maker Moderna provided insufficient data to determine the efficiency of vaccines that came in the market lately. This report increased the doubts and weighed on the US dollar safe-haven status, which ultimately dragged the NZD/USD pair higher.

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 21 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 21 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On the news front, the EUR, GBP, and USD remain in the highlight due to manufacturing and services. The PMI figures are expected to improve all of the economies, perhaps due to smart lockdown strategy, which may have driven some business activity during the last month.

AUD/USD Breakout of Ascending Triangle Pattern – Is It Going After...

The AUD/USD prices have exhibited sharp bullish bias during the European and the U.S. session in the wake of stronger Aussie. The AUD/USD pair is currently holding around 0.6609. Meanwhile, the minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia revealed that the Central Bank admitted that the Australian economy was set to experience a contraction due to coronavirus pandemic. Bank also believed that fiscal and monetary measures would reduce the impact of the virus crisis on the economy. 

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 20 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

The U.S. Federal Reserve will release its latest FOMC meeting minutes. The European Commission will post the May Consumer Confidence Index (-23.7 expected) and final readings of April CPI (+0.4% on-year expected). The U.K. Office for National Statistics will release April CPI (+0.9% on-year expected).

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 20 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

EUR/USD Higher High, Higher Low Pattern – Quick Update on Trading...

The EUR/USD prices were closed at 1.09228 after placing a high of 1.09759 and a low of 1.09020. Overall the movement of the EUR/USD pair remained bullish throughout the day.

XAU/USD Completes Retracement – Is It Good Time to Go Long? 

Gold prices were closed at $1744.21 after placing a high of $1747.91 and a low of $1725.74. Overall the movement of gold prices traded downward throughout the day. Gold prices posted gains after US Treasury Secretary; Steven Mnuchin warned that if coronavirus lockdown continued for months, then the US economy could face permanent damage. He added that job numbers would fell on a worse level before they get better. US administration’s officers said that the government could suffer losses from the risky loans it issued during the pandemic.

AUD/JPY Ascending Triangle Breakout – Update on Buy Signal! 

The safe-haven currency Japanese yen is losing it's appeal in the wake of the risk-on market sentiment, which could be attributed to the latest optimism about the coronavirus vaccine. Moderna shared the positive results of its phase one experiment for its COVID-19 vaccine, which weakened the demand for the safe-haven Japanese yen and pushed the currency pair AUD/JPY higher. 

Gold Trades Within Sideways Range – Buckle Up for A Breakout...

The safe-haven-metal prices flashed green and erased its previous session losses mainly due to intensifying trade war tensions between the US-China. However, the yellow metal hit its highest level since December of 2012 at $1,765 on Monday, but after that, the gold prices dropped sharply during the American trading session. The reason for the sharp decline could be attributed to the positive news about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 19 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On Tuesday, eyes will be on the U.K. Jobless claims data, which are coming out shortly. COVID could badly impact the news release, and it may drive selling bias in the Sterling pairs. Besides, the G7 meeting and Fed Chair Powell testimony will also remain in the highlights today.

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 19 May

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

EUR/AUD Engulfing Pattern at the bottom of the channel

EURAUD has been moving inside a slightly ascending channel. The last interaction of the price drove the pair to the bottom of the channel. On Monday afternoon, the price did a strong reversal on increased volume, confirmed by a second bullish candle. We see also that the MACD made a bullish transition, as the RSI reversed from the 30 level.

GBP/JPY Retracesback Upward – Let’s Place a Sell Limit! 

The GBP/JPY pair flashing green as the currency pair soared from multi-day lows below the 129.260 as the Brexit uncertainty and also BOE's willingness to act weighed on the pair. Whereas, the slowdown in the UK's coronavirus (COVID-19) cases helping the currency pair to erase its early-day losses. 

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 18 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On the news front, the economic calendar remains busy on Friday. Today's releases may trigger some price action in the Euro and U.S. related pairs, especially on the release of German GDP, Eurozone Flash GDP, and U.S. core retail sales figures, which are due to come out during European and U.S. session respectively.

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 18 May 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and 'out of play' and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.

USD/CAD Recovers from Losses – WTI Up for Retracement! 

The USD/CAD pair was closed at 1.40460 after placing a high of 1.41406 and a low of 1.40318. Overall the movement of the USD/CAD pair remained bearish throughout the day. After posting gains for the last 3 days, the USD/CAD pair dropped on Thursday amid the increased demand for crude oil. WTI Crude Oil gained ground after the International Energy Agency (IEA) improved its oil demand outlook for 2020. Oil prices rose to $27.92 barrel on Thursday and gave strength to commodity-linked currency-Loonie. 

Gold Holds Below Top Triple Pattern – Can Retail Sales Drive...

The safe-haven-metal prices extend its 3-winning streak and take bids near 3-weeks high around $1,733 while representing 0.12% increase on the day as US-China tension keeps traders in a cautious mode. As well as, investors turned into the safe-haven-metal after mixed Chinese industrial production and retail sales data, as well as Thursday's U.S. jobless claims data. 

Daily F.X. Analysis, May 15 – Top Trade Setups In Forex...

On the news front, the economic calendar remains busy on Friday. Today's releases may trigger some price action in the Euro and U.S. related pairs, especially on the release of German GDP, Eurozone Flash GDP, and U.S. core retail sales figures, which are due to come out during European and U.S. session respectively.

FX option expiries for May 15 New York cut

Thank you for visiting the Forex.Academy FX Options Expiries Section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large commutative maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered 'in-play' if labelled as Hot or Warm, or 'out of play' if labelled Cold with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.