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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 / 7 hours ago
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF - Bullish Morning Star points higher
    Friday’s rejection of 5 month lows extended yesterday. With CHF weakening across the board profit taking took USDCHF back to the Marabuzo line created by Thursday’s strong decline. The move above that point, continued in Asia this morning, completed a Bullish Morning Star pattern on daily candle charts and, allowing for a reaction to Asian gains, this formation points higher.
    we look to buy at .9665 and .9644
    Targets .9685 and .9711
    Risk is .9613 offered
    Close 4pm London time
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  • Squawk / Friday at 5:43 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURUSD - Key Averages to platform further gains
    Contrary to yesterday's bearish call, the preceding 2 days of consolidation were followed by a renewal of last week’s buying interest. Using the 100 day mvg avg as a platform EURUSD was bought to 2 month highs. Intraday signals for sentiment are approaching overbought extremes but we currently look for any probable, profit taking, negative reactions to prove temporary.
    So we look to Buy in 1.1780/85 area and at 1.1757.
    Targets are 1.1802, 1.1833 and 1.1851
    Risk is 1.1723 offered
    Closes 4pm London time

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    4d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    First target at 1.1802 met. Stop raised to 1.1771 and the buy dip cancelled
  • Squawk / Thursday at 5:42 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURGBP - Upside rejection points to lower levels.
    Like CABLE, this cross saw Sterling volatility Wednesday. Marginally new 7 week lows were posted but a sharp reaction to that point failed, again, above .8900. The lack of follow through in either direction kept EURGBP between the 100 and 200 day mvg avgs and ensures that signals for sentiment have to be assessed with caution. Nonetheless it is the upside failure that is expected to impact on price action so;
    we look to Sell in the .8875/80 area and at .8902
    Targets are .8861, .8846 and .8830
    The risk is .8922 bid
    Closes 4pm London time
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    5d
    obikobi obikobi
    good call
    5d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Taking some profits below 70 as 61 narroiwly missed. Stop lowered to .8892
    5d
    Andrei14 Andrei14
    Alan, thank you. The forecast is at an altitude, a good day
  • Squawk / Wednesday at 5:40 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCAD, Capped by key averages, points lower
    Monday’s upside failure at the 100 day mvg avg proved important. Sellers emerged yesterday near those highs and resumed the solid decline posted last week. Last week's lows were retested and although the break below has yet to be confirmed, a close near the lows ensures that the technical bias is bearish.
    We look to Sell at 1.2965 and any 1.2990 rally
    Targets are 1.2929, 1.2887 or even 1.2855
    The risk is 1.3027 bid
    Closing 4pm London time
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    5d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    bit a a bumpy ride but after triggering the 1.2990 sell, the 4pm close was modestly profitable. Fingers crossed the market is as kind tomorrow
    5d
    geirth geirth
    Too much political noise in the markets these days!
  • Squawk / 18 September 2018 at 5:48 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURUSD - Key Average to platform further gains.
    This week's report highlighted an underlying positive bias. That was confirmed yesterday as Friday’s downside failure at the 13 day mvg avg proved relevant. Buyers returned at that point with the resulting upside regaining Friday’s losses and producing a 5th up day from the last 6 trading days. EURUSD needs to clearly breach the 100 day line to confirm this move but sentiment is assessed as positive.
    We look to Buy at 1.1690 and any 1.1647 dip
    Targets are 1.1722, 1.1751 or even 1.1791
    The risk is 1.1618 offered
    Closing 4pm London time
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    6d
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    1.1722 target met. Stop to break even at the very worst.
    6d
    geirth geirth
    First target hit today. Well done Alan.
  • Squawk / 07 September 2018 at 5:43 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF - Capped by key averages, sentiment negative.
    Wednesday’s modest renewal of selling pressure extended yesterday. A 2nd down day in a row resulted, taking USDCHF back to the lower end of a declining daily Keltner channel. Intraday signals for sentiment are again oversold but we look for rallies to find fresh sellers.
    We look to Sell at .9655 and .9676
    The stop is .9711 bid
    Targets .9628, .9604 or even .9589
    Closes 1/2 hour ahead of NFPs
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  • Squawk / 06 September 2018 at 5:42 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    GBPUSD - Volatile, but positive bias.
    Trading was volatile yesterday. CABLE was sold to lower levels for a 4th day in a row but, after our bullish call was ‘stopped’ the expected buying interest emerged and took the market 2 big figures higher. The resulting highs were also not held and prices slipped back to the 13 day mvg avg. This volatility but only minor net movement means immediate signals for sentiment are weak and caution is needed. Nonetheless our intraday technical studies are positive and so;
    We look to Buy in 1.2900/05 area and at 1.2883
    Targets are 1.2944 and 1.2982
    The stop is 1.2828 offered
    Closes 4 pm London time
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    06 September
    geirth geirth
    Did it again Alan. 1. target already met!
  • Squawk / 04 September 2018 at 5:43 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCAD - Positive break of key average to continue
    The rally from last week's 2 month lows extended Monday. Friday’s upside break of the 13/100 day mvg avg proved important and a 3rd up day in a row was posted. The scope of these moves means immediate signals for sentiment are overbought but we currently look for profit taking setbacks to be temporary and limited.
    we look to Buy in 1.3095/3100 area and any 1.3076 dip
    Stop is 1.3044 offered
    Targets 1.3143 and 1.3160
    Closes 4 pm London time
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    04 September
    MSO MSO
    I will be surprised the day you make a non-profitable call, Alan. On the other hand, i hate surprises :-) Very well done!!!
    04 September
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    wish I was as good as that (would have retired by now) but thanks
    04 September
    MSO MSO
    Retirement is not an option, Alan. We need you here :-)....and with all the fun we have trading currencies what else would you do?
  • Squawk / 31 August 2018 at 5:38 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURGBP - Limited Rallies keep sentiment negative
    In line with yesterday's call, Wednesday’s aggressive negative reversal in sentiment deepened. This time net losses were modest but price action did sustain EURGBP beneath the key 13 day mvg avg. That fact, coupled with negative Keltner channels keeps our technical focus on the downside despite oversold extremes.
    We look to Sell at .8975 and .8988
    The stop is .9012 bid.
    Targets, .8653, .8939 or even .8913
    Closes 4 pm London time
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    31 August
    geirth geirth
    On target at closing. Well done Alan. Have a nice weekend!
    31 August
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    glad it worked for you. have a good one too
  • Squawk / 30 August 2018 at 5:41 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURUSD - Weak Setback. Buyers to Return
    Yesterday's bearish call had some limited success. But the downside was limited and the latter part of the day saw investor buying return. Net movement, for a 2nd consecutive day, were limited and so signals for sentiment cannot be strong but the weekly Bullish Morning Star remains an important background element.
    We look to Buy at 1.1695 and 1.1683
    Stop is 1.1652 offered
    Targets - 1.1719 and 1.1749
    Closing 4 pm London time
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    30 August
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Reducing Longs at 1.1710 instead after lower open. Stop now at 1.1685, buy dip cancelled
    30 August
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Tks MSO. Slight shame it couldn't maintain it's momentum. FX moves very over-stretched though. Fingers crossed tomorrow's market is kind
    30 August
    MSO MSO
    No worries Alan, this was never a keeper. I was out at 1,1705.
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