Trade War Fears Shrugged Off by USDJPY

Less than a month ago, USDJPY was trading below 105.00 after plunging to 104.64. The media hurried to explain the dollar’s weakness against the Japanese yen with the looming trade war between the United States and China. Today, a trade war between the two largest economies is a near certainty, after China threatened to fight…

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USDCAD Selloff: Non-Farm Payrolls Just an Excuse

The last time we wrote about USDCAD, it was hovering around 1.29, after a decline from 1.3125. In a video, published on March 28th, we demonstrated how Elliott Wave traders got ahead of the bearish reversal that occurred a week earlier. Two weeks later now, the bulls are yet to find a way to fight…

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WPP Stock Bulls Ready to Fight Back

On July 10, 2017, WPP stock was trading above $101 a share on the New York Stock Exchange, down from its all-time high of $123.33 reached in May, 2015. Despite being down 17.9% already, the Elliott Wave Principle suggested the stock is likely to “lose 30% from current levels”, so we wrote an article to…

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WTI Crude Oil Knocking on a Major High’s Door

Between January 25th and February 9th, WTI crude oil’s price plunged from $66.62 to $58.06 a barrel, losing 12.8% in just 12 trading days. What the bears did in just over two weeks, the bulls needed a month and a half to recover from. Finally, oil prices climbed to $66.52 earlier today, following last week’s…

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USDCAD Bears Land a Heavy, but Predictable Punch

1.2900 has been a tough nut to crack for USDCAD bulls. First, they failed to breach it in late-October 2017. Then they tried again a month later, but the attempt was once again unsuccessful. The third try was in mid-December 2017, but after a swift touch of 1.2921, the pair plunged to as low as…

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Ahead of Gold’s Trade War-Inspired Rally

United States President Donald Trump announced import tariffs on approximately $60 billion worth of Chinese goods. China responded modestly by imposing tariffs on just $3 billion worth of U.S. products, but that was more than enough to spark fears about a global trade war. Investors apparently did not like how the geopolitical landscape is shaping…

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Trade War Not to Blame for USDJPY’s Plunge

USDJPY bulls looked like they were up to something, when the pair climbed to 106.61 on Tuesday. Three days later today, the pair is currently hovering at 104.90 after a 200-pip plunge to 104.64. Conventional wisdom suggests traders should look no further than the looming US-China trade war to explain the Japanese yen’s strength against…

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Buckle Stock Looks Bullish Ahead of Earnings

2017 was drawing to a close when we wrote an article about this relatively unknown apparel retailer on December 28th. The Buckle stock (NYSE:BKE) was trading near $24.50 after a four-month rally from as low as $13.60. But instead of falling in love with the recovery and joining the bulls, we decided to listen to…

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Bitcoin Crashes. Is the SEC to Blame?

This looks like another terrifying week Bitcoin investors will have to suffer through. The price of the biggest cryptocurrency has been in a tailspin in the last couple of days. After the bulls could not breach the resistance of $11 780 on Monday, a sharp selloff dragged BTCUSD to as low as $9 450 by…

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Nikkei Bears Only Getting Warmed Up

The last time we wrote about the Japanese Nikkei 225 index (NKY) was October 18th, 2017. While the price was hovering around 21 360, the weekly chart of the benchmark allowed us to recognize a worrisome Elliott Wave pattern, suggesting the bulls should be able “to reach 23 000 or maybe even 24 000“, but…

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Gold’s Message to Traders Ahead of Trump’s Tariffs

The price of gold bounced up last week after Donald Trump announced import tariffs on steel and aluminium brought uncertainty back to the landscape. The President went even further by saying that if Europe retaliates against the tariffs, the US will impose a tax on cars made by European manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, BMW and…

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Canadian Dollar Weakness Anticipated by Elliott Wave

Canadian dollar bulls had another week to forget, after the USDCAD rate surged from a low of 1.2615 on Monday to nearly 1.2900 so far. There have been two fundamental factors that applied pressure on the Loonie – the decline in crude oil prices and Donald Trump’s intention to impose import tariffs of 10% on…

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USDCAD and Crude Oil Abandon Negative Correlation

Between 2000 and 2016, USDCAD and crude oil had a negative correlation in 93% of the time. Canada is one of the world’s biggest oil producers and the largest oil supplier to the United States. So, when U.S. demand for oil rises, demand for Canadian dollars rises, as well, thus hurting the USDCAD exchange rate.…

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EURUSD Sent North by Fibonacci Support

EURUSD bulls had nothing to complain about last week, as the pair rose from 1.2248 to a new 3-year high of 1.2555. It is no secret that the pair has been in an uptrend, especially since it has been rising during the entire 2017. Still, trends always include moves in the opposite direction. The most…

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USDCAD’s Sudden, but Natural Plunge Explained

USDCAD’s lost ground this week reminds traders just how quickly things change in the Forex market. A week ago, on Friday 9th, the pair touched 1.2688. Five trading days later, the greenback is down to 1.2450 against the Canadian counterpart for a total loss of 238 pips or 1,88%. Higher inflation is considered as the…

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