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EUR/USD: Professional market still looking to sell despite Greek debt extension

Most of the research and trade strategies that I’m reading this morning from banks and professional traders shows that nothing much has changed despite the 4-month debt extension. Traders are still very much in sell-rally mode. The big levels to watch topside would seem to be around 1.1550, as a break above that will have

EUR/USD: Barrier protection ahead of 1.3150

There have been some reports in the last few minutes in the FXWW chatroom of decent-sized selling flows in EUR/CAD and of strong bids ahead of an expected 1.3150 barrier in EUR/USD. There is an increasing expectation that the ECB will roll out some special easing measures as early as next week and that is fuelling

NZD/USD: Orders reports suggest ‘buy-dip’ intraday strategy

AUD/NZD: There are still reports of large stops below 1.0920 and a quick look at your charts will explain why they are there; AUD/USD: Solid corporate bids are reported near .9230/35 with more optionality at .9200. Sounds like a ‘buy-dip’ intraday strategy could pay dividends in NZD/USD and strong technical support at .8400 should attract

USD/JPY: Hedge funds main driver behind recent rally

It’s getting increasingly hard for professional traders to generate any returns in these markets and it’s no surprise to see hedge funds clambering once more onto their favoured USD/JPY long trade in the hope of a developing trend. The clever ones bought in around 101.00 when the stops were being triggered and the Japanese semi-official