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AUD/USD - Where To Next?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Good Afternoon,

Fundamentally, we were weak across the board. Technically, is that a boon or bust for equity prices at these levels? Definitely short-term it seems to be a boon, as long as the Fed doesn't have any change of plans...Claims were well above expectations - need more data here to see if this is a pattern. Manufacturing data, which I expected to rebound was sluggish again.

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

USD/CHF: Above Average Trading Range Leads to Buffalo Bounce

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Good Afternoon,

That was quick. Four days and we moved from 1625 to 1650 in the SPX. We are now at a "psychological resistance level" and we are also very close to the upper trend line channel. So will we zoom from 1650 to 1700 and the top of that channel just as quickly? If you are a seller, are you still short? If you want to sell, is this a good level to try it out at?

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

Fundamental Preview

Monday, May 13, 2013

Good Afternoon,

Just a quick fundamental update as it looks like the week's technicals got off to a rather slow start. Just to note though, no sellers yet in the equity markets.

Retail sales came out today - a bit better than expected. Empire State and Philly Fed on the manufacturing side. These should rebound a bit from poor readings last month. Claims - employment picture continues to get better. Inflation data - really? Consumer sentiment - should be up as the markets are up.

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

Huge USD/CHF Trading Range

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Good Afternoon,

I am counting the SPX points since the Non Farm Payrolls report. We hit a high of 1632ish, so that makes 34 points or just over 2% in 5 trading days. Time to back off as we still are at that first "resistance" level I talked about in past articles.

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

AUD/USD Jumps On The Easing Wagon

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Good Morning,

So with a light data week, we come to our first "technical" level in the SPX. We have 1625 as a psychological level as well as this short term trend line:

Past performance is not indicative of future results

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

The Future Of The Euro Currency

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Good Morning,

That didn't take long. We broke out above 1600 and already got to the 1625 area. Will this "psychological" area that is combined with the DOW at 15k be enought to stop the insanity?

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

EUR/USD And GBP/USD Above Average Trading Ranges Mean Trading Opportunities

Friday, May 3, 2013

Good Afternoon,

We wrap the week up with a bullish employment number. Was it really better than expected? Are we creating above average jobs? Who cares! Central Banks are here - see the latest Fed statement where they can do more if necessary. And this is the "goldilocks" scenario where it isn't too much good news which keeps the Fed involved.

With that, I give you my "technical" levels. Remember, technical levels have reasons behind them. The reasons behind the 1625 and 1650 level are "psychological". Not! technical:

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

Weakening USD Gets GBP to the 50% Retracement Level

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Good Afternoon,

We had the pleasure of receiving the FOMC statement - no change there. But could it be "buy the rumor, sell the fact?" What about the ECB tomorrow. If they come out with the same stance and don't do anything drastically more accomodative, could we see the same thing?

So far, weakening fundamentals haven't been able to get us through the 1600 double top in the SPX. Will poor(er) economic data push us over the top?

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

Fundamental Preview

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013

Good Morning,

On the heels of last night's post, the USD is holding in against the CAD. But as we know, equity prices are trying to grind to higher levels which could drag the USD lower as oil prices continue their rise.

Keep an eye on these technical levels as the trading day goes on. But for now, I would like to preview this week's fundamentals:

**CHPM - a look at the manufacturing sector (which showed weakness in the form of Philly and NY). Look at the employment and new orders components as well

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.

USD/CAD and Oil Price Similarities

Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Good Evening,

Fundamentally, we have a busy week. I will get more into that tomorrow as most of the data comes later in the week. So with that, let's get right to the charts.

The USD has weakened against most currencies including the CAD as of late as oil prices have risen with the SPX equity move from 1537 to 1593.

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Brian Kahn

Brian provides regular commentary focusing on the relationships between various financial markets. An experienced trader and portfolio manager with over 15 years in the markets, Brian relies on fundamental and technical analysis to create trading plans for each and every market entry.
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