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Intraday technically driven strategies driven by trend definition and adapted oscillators.
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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 6:47 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCAD - Downside rejection to dominate.
    3 days of indecisive trading was followed by a more significant downside attempt yesterday. USDCAD was sold to a test of last week's low point but was unable to break below – buyers emerging above 1.3000. Yesterday's negative view was always a temporary and cautious one and a positive tone to sentiment has been reasserted. An early move through the 13 day line (1.3099) is looked for as confirmation with potential then to 1.3109 or even 1.3145. Any intraday setbacks should find buyers near 1.3040 and only below 1.3007 would be assessed as negative.
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    3d
    FBT431 FBT431
    Hello!

    Am I right understand you
    Buy near with 1.3040
    Stop loss 1.3007
    Target 1.3109 or 1.3145?

    Thanks!
    3d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    yes but would also buy modestly at current 1.3070 level
    3d
    FBT431 FBT431
    Thanks!
  • Trade view / Thursday at 6:56 GMT
    Day trade
    /
    Sell

    USDCHF strong upside rejection to deepen

    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF was bought at higher levels for a seventh day in a row, taking the pair to the most positive levels traded for four weeks. But those gains were reversed, bringing the pair to a close with minimal net movement. The ‘Doji’ highlights uncertainty but the upside rejection signals a likelihood of Asian losses extending further.
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    3d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    not out but exposure reduced at 1.0014 and stop lowered to break even. Given current slowing of momentum would now look to buy back more shorts close...
    3d
    AmeeR 73 AmeeR 73
    OOOOOH thanks for explaning i got you wrong ill reenter the trade sorry , and thankssss
    3d
    Steve Lucas Steve Lucas
    very nice call - again
  • 5d
    touqeer touqeer
    thanks
    4d
    ldan ldan
    I missed the boat. Tried to bargain 1.2465 later but didn't get it. This is a really nice call. Well done Alan.
    4d
    ldan ldan
    If I had waiting along 5min 200/100bar Moving Average I would have got in nicely. A lesson learnt.
  • Squawk / Tuesday at 15:15 GMT
    partner and technical analyst / 3 c analysis
    United Kingdom
    Base metals , the economy, AudUsd and Trump - Copper is the base metal we cover in the trend table and following a long period of bearish sentiment our signals switched to bullish in the weeks leading up to, and confirmed following the US Election in November. The other base metals have signalled a similar switch, buyers returning to the market in early 2016, well before Trump was to be reckoned with. Other barometers of economic activity we look at are lumber and Dow Transports, the latter trading at record high following a sustained rally since 2009. There is no sign that this demand for base metals is about to end and this should continue to support equity markets and associated trades. Finally note that the correlation with Copper and the AUDUSD (see charts) remains strong and that the topside in this currenct pair should continue to be tested.
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  • Trade view / Tuesday at 6:54 GMT
    Day trade
    /
    Buy

    USDCHF 100-day average a platform for gains

    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    The 100-day moving average acted as a platform for investor demand on Monday. This resulted in a third up day in a row as USDCHF was bought to the most positive levels traded for four weeks. Gains were not extensive but the bias is clearly positive and we look for the upside to gradually build.
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    5d
    ldan ldan
    Too nervous. Got out too early when seeing the swing back, resulted giving away more profits.
    5d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Never wrong to take a profit Idan. Very very quiet price action for the bulk of the day.
    4d
    ldan ldan
    Thanks Alan :)
  • 09 February
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Only 1 call per ccy pair per day from me, so not looking for short opportunities. However, although off highs there is no clear sell signal imo....
    5d
    fragnel2001 fragnel2001
    Still Buying? :)
    5d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    As above. the close in NYK last Thursday was below the key 13 day mvg avg. Our weekly and intraday calls have been bearish since
  • 08 February
    ldan ldan
    Bought at 1.31720
    08 February
    Anton Bushin Anton Bushin
    Hi Alan, is it good entry now?
    08 February
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    I don't think so. Though the bounce is confirming the positive tone I mentioned, it comes from lower levels than expected and the call is only good...
  • Squawk / 07 February 2017 at 6:58 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURUSD - Looking for a positive reaction to Asian losses
    EURUSD is testing the key 13 day moving average. With intraday signals for sentiment oversold we look for that point to attract European buying interest with potential for a move back through 1.0714 to 1.0737 or even 1.0756. The risk to this view is a move under 1.0641.
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    07 February
    Cecio Contrarian Cecio Contrarian
    Do you trust EUR right now Alan?
    07 February
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    No. This call has run it's course. closed at 4pm. Will look afresh tomorrow morning.
    07 February
    Cecio Contrarian Cecio Contrarian
    Thanks a lot Alan
  • 08 February
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Yesterdays sharp turn in sentiment has certainly undermined the medium term view. The weekly stop remains valid but our intraday call (published on Saxos Trademaker) is negative...
    08 February
    TradingFan TradingFan
    Thank you for your answer. Does it mean that it's better to stop the trade now to limit the losses?
    08 February
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    with the intradays looking negative it probably is. watch daily views in case sentiment changes back to positive. Sterling is a bit of a rollacoaster at the...
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