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Involved in the financial markets for more than 30-years. A FX salesman, Spot and Forward FX trader at Barclays, Head of Sales and ProprietaryTrader based on technical analysis at KOP/Merita/Nordea and technical analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort. He has written a number of articles on technical analysis that have been published in the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) journal and FX Trader magazine and has also spoken at the STA and given numerous lectures on a variety of analysis subjects. Since 2007, has provided live technical analysis to professional traders currently through 3cAnalysis.
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  • Squawk / Friday at 5:53 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF - Average platforms gains - sentiment bullish.
    In line with yesterday's forecast Wednesday’s demand was extended. In fact investor demand accelerated, using the 13 day mvg avg as a platform for a test of parity and the highest levels traded for 2 months. The scope of the move means intraday signals for sentiment are at overbought extremes. This offers the scope for a negative, profit taking, reaction, but our call for this morning is bullish.
    WE look to Buy in 1.0018/23 area and any .9991 dip
    Stop is .9958 offered
    Targets 1.0043, 1.0060 and 1.0088
    Closing 4pm London time.
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    3d
    tonyovsalford tonyovsalford
    Are we still going for the 0.0088 and the 4pm Alan?
    3d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    it might get there but doesn't seem to have a lot of legs. Clients have been advised to raise stop to break even and close everything at...
    3d
    tonyovsalford tonyovsalford
    Ok thanks.
  • Squawk / Thursday at 5:56 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    GBPUSD - Negative break of average to deepen.
    The bulk of yesterday's trading followed Tuesday’s with consolidation above the 13 day mvg avg. But later price action attracted selling interest that drove CABLE below the key 13 day mvg avg – retesting Monday’s lows. While Monday’s low was not breached until Asian trading and the break of the average was modest, the move ensures that immediate technical studies are negative.
    We look to Sell in 1.3205/10 area and at 1.3241
    The risk is 1.3275 bid
    Downside targets are 1.3189, 1.3170 and 1.3143
    Closing 4pm London time.
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    5d
    marran marran
    morning all just in at 18
    4d
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Wow, Alan is in topform again since yesterday. :))
    4d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    First target met of course but momentum remains weak. We are advising clients to close short balnaces at 1pm London time
  • Squawk / Wednesday at 5:44 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCAD - Key average to attract sellers
    Although bought at higher levels yesterday, price action was muted in USDCAD. The market tested the 13 day mvg avg tentatively but failed to breach that important point. It is that factor combined with the underlying negative bias highlighted in this week's report that keeps our technical focus on the downside.
    Sell in .1.3137/42 area and any 1.3162 rally
    Stop is 1.3208 bid.
    Targets;1.3114, 1.3089 and 1.3063/65.
    Closing 4pm London time.
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    5d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    with the market marginally lower than both entry points but with momentum weak and the end of European time approaching, we suggest reducing exposure near 1.3130 with...
    5d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Timing! I take back what I said about momentum.
    5d
    geirth geirth
    Very good Alan! All my positions in black, so far today!
  • Squawk / 10 July 2018 at 5:47 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURGBP - Average supports further gains
    In line with this week's bullish call, and on the back of UK news, early downside was sharply reversed yesterday. Buying interest was seen below the 13 day line with demand accelerating in the latter part of the day to take EURGBP to the most positive levels traded for 4 months. Those extremes were also not maintained and net gains were only minor into the close. So caution needs to be applied to today’s analysis but with the underlying bias still recognised as bullish we look for gains to grow..
    Buy in .8870/73 area and any .8856 dip.
    Stop is .8824 offered.
    Targets; .8889, .8903 or even .8924.
    Closing 4pm London time.
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    6d
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Well done Il. Pity you didnt.tell me
    6d
    IL IL
    JVKNL- Thanks ....:-) I cannot interfere all the time in the Alan's trade ideas.I could also be wrong ... It was just my decision- "better safe than...
    6d
    JVKNL JVKNL
    You are absolutely right. It was a joke btw. Wow Alan you have a great forum taday:)
  • Squawk / 06 July 2018 at 5:54 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    GBPUSD - Upside rejection to deepen.
    Initial demand Thursday confirmed our bullish call and extended 2 days of gains to within 5 pips of our 2nd upside target. But those extremes, and overbought levels, were not maintained into the close and profit taking developed and CABLE was sold back to the 13 day mvg avg. This indicates that the tentative break of that point was temporary and so with intraday studies negative we look for the setback to deepen.
    We look to Sell at 1.3225 and 1.3244
    Stop is 1.3280 bid
    Targets are 1.3194, 1.3171 and 1.3143
    Closing 1/2 hour ahead of NFPs.
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    06 July
    ldan ldan
    Thanks Alan,
    Coincidentally, I'd sold a position earlier, same as your level, but I'm looking at multi-days aiming to close at 1.3094.
    Glad to know that we are...
    06 July
    JVKNL JVKNL
    :((
    06 July
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Not if you'd sold at 25 and 44 and closed 1/2 hour before NFPs as per above
  • Squawk / 05 July 2018 at 5:59 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURUSD - Bullish Morning Star Dominates
    Despite the Bullish Morning Star in the background, there was limited movement in EURUSD yesterday. The US holiday did little to encourage trading and, for a 2nd day in a row, the market oscillated around the 13 day mvg avg and remained within Monday’s parameters. Obviously this type of price action does not create clear signals for sentiment but aggressive gains in Asia are confirming the positive bias.
    Buy at 1.1675 and 1.1656
    Stop is .1.1618 offered
    Targets - 1.1700, 1.1720 and 1.1743.
    Closes 4pm London time
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    05 July
    IL IL
    Allan's second target is hit where I 'm short at 1,1719 for NFP sake :-)
    05 July
    IL IL
    ...and off course FOMC sake later today
    05 July
    marran marran
    im also short IL
  • Squawk / 04 July 2018 at 5:45 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF - Bearish Evening Star points lower
    Yesterday's bearish call – after Monday’s failure at a daily Marabuzo line – had some modest success. But trading was quiet. USDCHF fluctuated around the Marabuzo line and the 13 day mvg avg with all trading confined tightly within the preceding day’s range. So immediate signals for sentiment cannot be strong but with the Bearish Evening Star pattern in the background we continue to look lower.
    Sell at .9920 and .9952
    Stop is .9973 bid.
    Targets - .9898, .9871 and .9855.
    Closes 4pm London time
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    04 July
    geirth geirth
    I see JVKNL. Just shake it off and move on tomorrow. :-)
    04 July
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Thats the plan Geirth
    05 July
    JVKNL JVKNL
    But then again: today was a loss unfortunately
  • Squawk / 03 July 2018 at 5:46 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURUSD - Bullish Morning Star dominates background.
    The market failed to build upon the Bullish Morning Star pattern that ended last week yesterday. In fact, the negative reaction to Friday’s gains took EURUSD back to test the 13 day line and Friday’s Marabuzo line. Those points held, on a closing basis and so, despite net losses, our intraday technical studies are assessed as mildly positive.
    We look to Buy in 1.1630/35 area and any 1.1600 dip
    Stop is 1.1570 offered
    Targets - 1.1656, 1.1685 or even twds 1.1720.
    Closes 4pm London time
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    03 July
    Lukas78 Lukas78
    Good morning, Alan. Is this trade idea still valid?
    03 July
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Not now the first target was met.
    03 July
    IL IL
    looks like this pair is stucked in the descending triangle in a bear move under SMA200 on 4 hour chart......
  • Squawk / 28 June 2018 at 5:42 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDJPY - Setbacks continue to be bought
    For a 3rd day in a row, initial downside Wednesday found buyers near the 50 day mvg avg. But subsequent upside faltered above the 13/200 day mvg avg area and only minor net gains were posted into the close. So, despite a 2nd up day in a row our technical signals are not strong. However USDJPY has been bought on an early dip in Asia and that confirms a mildly bullish bias.
    We look to Buy in 110.25/30 area and at 109.96.
    Stop is 109.65 offered
    Targets 110.49, 110.76 and 111.07
    Closes 4pm London time
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    28 June
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Well i sold earlier at 10 pips gain. :)
    28 June
    Are you sure? Are you sure?
    Yes,th ks Alan
    29 June
    marran marran
    it was a nice trade
  • Squawk / 27 June 2018 at 5:45 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    GBPUSD - Capped by Key Average, points lower
    Contrary to yesterday's forecast, Monday’s failure at the 13 day line proved more important than the day’s downside rejection. So, trading Tuesday was dominated by a setback from that average – although the resulting downside was also limited, by Thursday’s Marabuzo line. But although this does add a note of caution our studies are assessed as bearish.
    We look to Sell in the 1.3220/25 area and also at 1.3245
    The stop is 1.3280 bid.
    Targets 1.3193, 1.3172 and 1.3136
    Closes 4pm GMT
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    27 June
    marran marran
    HI IL I have just realized that the strike price is the price they need to make a profit but i assume if they are on the...
    27 June
    IL IL
    off course the technical analysis and EW matters too , not only the price of the option expiration.... But option expiry helps to define where the market...
    28 June
    marran marran
    Hi IL do you think we will see a push to cover 110.50 in the usdjpy its not a massive contract but the price is close?
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