From the desk of Joe Rios
The Currency market paid attention to Germany’s negative yield for the 5 and 7 year bonds and the record low yield for the 10 year, sending the Euro lower and helping to push the US Dollar higher. Yields from most of the other Eurozone members are also at record lows. It appears to be driven by the expectation of the ECB’s sovereign bond purchase program. For more details on the purchase program click on the following link: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2015/html/pr150122_1.en.html
Last Tuesday we highlighted the currency market with a special training titled EURO-MANIA How The Forex Market Really Work along with the launch of our new FX Flows indicator. Looking back our timing was spot on as the new indicator identified FX Flows early Thursday morning, just in time for the steep drop in foreign currencies, led by the Euro. In the week ahead I will continue to focus on the correlations between the currency and bond market for trading opportunities. I will be using our suite of dynamic sentiment indicators including Risk On/Off, Carry Trade On/Off and the FX Flows to help me identify when the big players are taking direction. I am also expecting trading opportunities in other markets, especially the ones that are exhibiting box-range pattern formation. While Crude Oil continues to consolidate inside the box, Copper is in the early stages of establishing a new one.
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