Matt Simpson

Market Brief: US Troops To Remain In Iraq

07 Jan 2020 @ 20:38
Market Brief: US Troops To Remain In Iraq FX Brief: The US denied reports that they were preparing to remove their troops from Iraq, after an unsigned letter was leaked online suggesting the US were doing just that. The top US general later told reporters the letter was “poorly worded” and that they’re not withdrawing […]

Yen Demand Subsides And Key Levels Hold (For Now)

07 Jan 2020 @ 20:36
Yen Demand Subsides And Key Levels Hold (For Now) Tension in the Middle East have mostly dominated sentiment since Friday. However, the US session saw a mild rebound in risk and equities shrug off concerns with the lack of any further escalation. Going into the session it was noted several yen pairs were at key levels of support, […]

USD/JPY Holds Support Despite Rise In Geopolitical Tensions

06 Jan 2020 @ 19:57
USD/JPY Holds Support Despite Rise In Geopolitical Tensions As noted earlier, there were some impressive gaps at this week’s open for gold, WTI and S&P futures after a slew of headlines over the weekend saw tensions in the Middle East escalate further. Yet it’s worth noting that the gap didn’t make it over to USD/JPY, despite […]

It's Gap Galore Around Middle East Tensions | Gold, SPX, WTI

06 Jan 2020 @ 19:53
Middle East tensions continued to flare over the weekend, resulting in some impressive gaps to further underscore the risk-off start to 2020. In response to the US airstrike which killed two senior pro-Iranian officials, the Iraqi parliament voted to dispel foreign troops, in a move which would make US presence in Iraq an occupation (an invasion). There […]

ASX200: The Long And Short Of It | FMG, BAP, BLD

03 Jan 2020 @ 21:24
ASX200: The Long And Short Of It | FMG, BAP, BLD The energy sector trades the closest to its 52-week high, and we could expect oil stocks to remain supported and perhaps break to new highs following the US attack in the Middle East earlier today. Indeed, the sector itself has formed a prominent swing […]

WTI and Gold Spike On US Missile Attack At Baghdad Airport

03 Jan 2020 @ 19:37
With Japan still on holiday and no major economic data scheduled in Asia, it looked like we were on track for another quiet session. President Trump had other plans. Reports of a missile attack at a Baghdad airport hit the screens, with reports that seven pro-Iranian security officials had been killed. An Iraqi militia spokesman […]

Dollar Retracement Gets Underway | CHF, NZD

03 Jan 2020 @ 19:35
Whilst the dollar’s bounce could extend further, bears are likely to seek opportunities to fade into the current rally. Needs less to say, the USD had a terrible December in line with its seasonal tendency. Yet prices are undergoing a much-needed correction after such a volatile move. The question now becomes as to whether it […]

After A Strong December Close, AUD Hesitates Around 70c

02 Jan 2020 @ 20:18
Just before Christmas we highlighted two potential patterns developing on AUD/USD. It didn’t take too long to confirm which one had the upper hand. Come boxing day AUD/USD closed to its highest level since July. And it didn’t stop there, rallying another 90 pips to take the Aussie back above 70c. Whilst the weaker USD […]

Trump Announces ‘Phase One' Trade Deal To Be Signed Mid-Jan

02 Jan 2020 @ 20:16
President Trump announced via Twitter on Tuesday that US and China will finally sign the elusive phase one trade deal on 15th of January. Taking place at the White House, high level representatives of China will be present. Moreover, Trump also said he will go to Beijing himself “at a later date” where talks will begin […]

NZD/JPY and AUD/JPY Are Coiling Just Off Their Highs

02 Jan 2020 @ 20:15
Assuming we don’t see a repeat of January 2019’s yen flash-crash, we’re looking for these pairs to extend their bullish trends. It was one year tomorrow that JPY pairs exhibited extreme volatility in a low liquidity environment. Given that Japanese exchanges will remain closed until Monday, liquidity is expected to remain low for the remainder […]
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