Tag Archives: David Long

  • 31
    Aug 2018

    Forex Trading Opportunities in September

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    While the past month has largely seen continuation of trends across both currencies and metals markets, September is currently setting up to become a possible turning point for several trading assets, including the S&P 500 in the US, gold, and the US dollar. Breakout in the S&P 500 Over the course of August, we have

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    Aug 2018

    August Trading Insights from David Long

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    Yet another testing month is behind us. With the US dollar still stuck in the range between 95.20 and 93.40. Commodities fell early on in the month thanks to trade war escalating, but as the war disappeared from headlines the commodity market found a floor. Gold has been sideways for last week or so and

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    Jul 2018

    July Trading Insights from David Long

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    Trade talks, the on again-off again North Korean summit, Italian politics. That pretty much sums up the month of May. For stocks, the month started sweetly, rallying to make recent highs but then stalling. The rally came off the back of easing tensions between China and the US, then stalling on North Korean summit being

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    Jun 2018

    June Trading Insights from David Long

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    Trade talks, the on again-off again North Korean summit, Italian politics. That pretty much sums up the month of May. For stocks, the month started sweetly, rallying to make recent highs but then stalling. The rally came off the back of easing tensions between China and the US, then stalling on North Korean summit being

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    May 2018

    May Trading Insights from David Long

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    Volatility continued to dominate the trading scene with barely any trends being set as the market whipsawed from headline to headline. Earlier in the month, trade wars were the theme, then came tensions with Russia and Syria. By mid-month however, Trump was less vocal on both issues and the market began to focus on economic

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    Mar 2018

    April Trading Insights from David Long

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    Let me start in a safe area, interest rates. The US Federal Reserve has met this week, and as priced in and widely expected, have raised interest rates by 0.25 basis points to 1.75%. It will bode you well if you remember that when the USA is in a rate hiking environment the US Dollar

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  • 28
    Feb 2018

    February Trading Overview from David Long

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    The month of February has proved to be more interesting than expected. Last letter we wrote, we were focused on currency manipulation and the divergence between the ECB and US Fed. However, the month of Feb started with a bang, literally on the first day of the month. Stocks closed out January 1.8% off its

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    Jan 2018

    March Trading Insights from David Long

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    Trump and his administration continue to have a profound effect on the Greenback and US stock market. Ironically, or hypocritically, they recently were called out for manipulating the currency, by none other than Mario Draghi himself. The hypocrisy is from Trump’s campaign platform of naming and shaming countries that manipulate their currency. The US Treasury

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  • 12
    Jan 2018

    Risk Manager David Long shares his expert insight into January’s economic data. Welcome to the new year. Traditionally this time of year is scant of economic data, 2018 is no different. So far there has been little economic releases to focus on. Price action has been driven more by fiscal headlines than monetary ones. Think

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  • 19
    Dec 2017

    Get Ready for 2018 – Now!

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    Whether you are just getting started on your trading journey or 2017 has already been a great trading year for you, December is the time to reflect on what has happened, and what you can do to improve yourself as a trader for the next year. Now during the upcoming holiday season, when markets are

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