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Big Picture Outlook: Commodity Currencies

Big Picture Outlook: Commodity Currencies

Keeping an eye on the currencies of big commodity producing nations not only provides us insight into demand for commodities but the health of emerging markets as well. Canadian Dollar (CAD) was turned back at the 38.2% retracement of the 2012 decline (part of the 2011 bear market). With the break of the bear flag last week it appears the bear market rally is over. Figure 1 Canadian dollar...

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Euro: Classic COT Buy Signal Seen

Euro: Classic COT Buy Signal Seen

The Euro currency has been range bound over the last year, stuck between $1.33 and $1.40. Looking Back Late this spring, the market tested $1.40 again and has been in a gradual slide, since. The summer’s slide has generated an interesting development. Typically, we would have viewed spring’s $1.40 failure as highly negative, a double top at best, or an obvious sign that Euro as a Union can’t...

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Psychology: 5 Trading Personalities - The Warrior

Psychology: 5 Trading Personalities - The Warrior

Last week I discussed how one’s personality has a substantial influence on investor/trader behavior. In fact, one often hears the advice to “trade according to one’s personality,” but most models used by psychologists for defining personality are designed for the corporate world, to help management identify leaders and team players. These standard models provide very little useful...

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Dollar Rally Could Hit Euro Hardest

Dollar Rally Could Hit Euro Hardest

It looks like a long period of churning in Dollar Index futures is poised to resolve higher. Given the duration of the basing activity, this favors a rising trend in the intermediate term (three to 12 months forward). Looking across the major currency pairs, the euro appears to be the one taking the biggest hit and the charts suggest that could continue (I had been bullish on the euro...

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Psychology: The 5 Trader Personalities

Psychology: The 5 Trader Personalities

I recently wrote several articles for TraderPlanet about how brain type affects one’s attitudes, mood and behavior when trading and investing. Tendencies toward impulsivity, anxiety and even addiction may be the result of chronic under- or over-active brain states. Additionally, closed-mindedness concerning market-related topics also tends to be mediated by one’s brain state. Brain types,...

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