Currencies

3 Reasons Investors Are Eating US Equities for Breakfast

The US financial markets flexed their collective muscle yet again, capitulating several more bears, and sending US equities to new all-time highs. The sheer power of the move in US equities in 2013 has become thematic. And furthermore, when combined with the strength in the US Dollar, there is no…

Global Financial Markets, In Pictures

By Andrew Nyquist     It doesn’t take 20-20 vision to see that the U.S. stock market is off to a good start in 2013. Similar to last year, the U.S. equity markets came out of the gates kicking up dirt and racing for higher ground. More impressive, the U.S. markets have done…

Using Technical Patterning to Interpret US Dollar Strength

By Andrew Kassen      The beleaguered US Dollar, long forlorn of any vestige of hope by the fiscal and monetary policy-induced abasement characteristic of the last 11 years, is enjoying its strongest multi-week rally since May 2012. Yes, you heard me right, US Dollar strength. Is this a safe-haven play (Credit:…

Currency Wars: A Closer Look at EUR/GBP

By Andrew Kassen     If you’ve kept even marginally abreast of general financial market news over the last 3 months, it might feel like the phrase currency wars has taken up permanent residence in every periodical, column, and miscellaneous squawkbox abomination clip in circulation. The Japanese Yen has received the lion’s share…

Market Update: 3 Charts to Watch in the Week Ahead

By Andrew Nyquist This week’s market update is going to be short and to the point. I believe much of the coming action in the weeks ahead will key on three of the Fed’s intended QE3 performance targets: the Banks, the Dollar, and Equities. And if these “targets” are a useful…

Forexology: Quick Facts on Trading the Forex

By Jeff Wilson Since I will be doing some writing about the Forex market and possibly sharing some of my trade ideas/setups down the road, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about some basic Forex fun facts and terminology. Here are a few interesting tidbits about…

Market Update: Helicopter Ben Lathers Up the Equity Markets

By Andrew Nyquist After taking a few days to consolidate gains following the Bernanke-Draghi two week two step, the market “liquidified” again… as in, rained dollars down on investors. On Thursday, “Helicopter” Ben and the Federal Reserve continued their promise to boost asset prices, including housing, but added a new wrinkle……

Weekend Market Update: In Pictures

Last weekend I wrote about near-term caution flags that may bring some backing and filling for the S&P 500. No, it wasn’t a “run for the hills” piece, but rather a pragmatic case for proactive risk management: “Whether that pullback is 3-5 percent, or of greater variety, shouldn’t be of…

What If The Dollar’s Rise Doesn’t Stop Here?

By Andrew Nyquist I’ve posted quite a few annotated charts that speak to recent US Dollar strength, but this one may be the most important. Here and now is a good time for readers to start paying closer attention to the greenback. The recent “pop” higher has the Dollar on the…