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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 6:53 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF - Average supports further gains
    In line with both yesterday's, and this week's, positive calls Wednesday’s strong downside rejection impacted on Thursday’s sentiment. The crucial 13 day mvg avg again acted as a level to attracted buyers and another attempt to break above the Marabuzo line created Nov 1st was made. Although that level yesterday, it has been exceeded in Asia and while caution does need to be applied, our intraday technical studies are positive.
    So we Buy in 1.0070/75 area and any 1.0041 dip
    The stop is 1.0007 offered
    Targets are 1.0095, 1.0121 or even 1.0153
    Closing 4pm London time
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  • Squawk / 08 November 2018 at 6:53 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURGBP - Tracking Keltner Channel Lower
    After 2 down days in a row, yesterday's call highlighted a bearish bias. Although selling pressure was more muted than expected, our Sell rally point was virtually the high of the day. Fresh selling interest arrived in the latter part of the day and this led to minor net losses on the day. That keeps EURGBP tracking the lower end of a negative Keltner channel with no sign of anything other than temporary rallies.
    So we Sell in .8712/17 area and any .8731 rally
    The stop is .8749 bid
    Downside targets of .8697, .8679 and .8662
    Closing 4pm London time
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    08 November
    JVKNL JVKNL
    in at 12
    08 November
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Our .8697 target has been reached. The focus now is on .8679 with a stop lowered to .8718 and the sell rally strategy cancelled.
  • Squawk / 07 November 2018 at 6:45 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCAD - Cautiously Bullish & Buy 1.3093 Dip. Stop 1.3060
    The gradual improvement from Friday’s low continued Tuesday. Bought at higher levels for a 2nd day in a row, USDCAD tested Thursday’s Marabuzo line – maintaining prices above the 13/100 day mvg avg area. Until/unless last week's top is exceeded our technical studies cannot be strongly positive. Nevertheless, buying on intraday setbacks places our focus on the topside despite the failed spike higher in Asian trading.
    So we Buy in 1.3120/25 area and any 1.3093 dip
    The stop is 1.3060 offered
    Targets - 1.3141, 1.3171 and 1.3198
    Closes 4pm London time
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  • Squawk / 06 November 2018 at 6:49 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    GBPUSD - Key average to support further gains
    This week’s outlook lacks strong signals for sentiment. Despite buying interest Monday, and a 4th higher low, that situation has not changed. CABLE is below the 100 day mvg avg and the 13 week line with both yesterday and Friday only posting minor net movement. So intraday technical studies cannot be strong but they are assessed as mildly bullish.
    We look to Buy at 1.3050 and 1.3033
    Targets are 1.3082 and 1.3098
    Stop is 1.2990 offered
    Closes 4pm London time
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    06 November
    marran marran
    looks like i have missed the entry on this
    06 November
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Same here
    06 November
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    missed buy level. Hit first target so this view no longer valid
  • Squawk / 31 October 2018 at 7:12 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCAD - Cautiously Bullish & Buy 1.3107 Dip. Stop 1.3069
    Our bullish call for Tuesday had some modest success. But the buying on an initial setback still lacked the momentum to retest last week's top and USDCAD continued to trade, uncertainly, within Friday’s parameters. The currency pair remains comfortably above the 13/100 day mvg avg area but is not currently showing strong signals for sentiment. This means that this morning’s analysis has to be made with a good deal of caution. But with buyers returning in Asia, our call for this morning is a Cautious Buy at 1.3125 and 1.3107
    Targets are 1.3150, 1.3168 or even 1.3198
    The stop is 1.3069 offered
    Closes 4pm London time
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    01 November
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Tks - Thought I was talking to myself on here.
    01 November
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Me too :)
    01 November
    marran marran
    nice trade Alan, thanks
  • Squawk / 30 October 2018 at 6:39 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF - Tracking Keltner Channel Higher
    In line with this week's outlook, buying interest was attracted to USDCHF yesterday. This renewed attempt to consolidate above 1.0000 overturned Friday’s profit taking setback and although demand faltered near last week's highs, the market is increasingly willing to buy setbacks. Cautious still needs to be applied to this currency pair but our technical studies are mildly positive.
    We look to Buy in 1.0010/15 area and any .9994 dip
    Targets are 1.0036, 1.0052 or even 1.0069
    The stop is .9962 offered
    Closes 4pm London time
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    30 October
    marran marran
    this pair seems to have been kind to us recently.
    30 October
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    tougher today. Am reducing longs near 30 as momentum weak and 36 target narrowly missed earlier. Stop is now 1.0007
  • Squawk / 26 October 2018 at 5:54 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    USDCHF – Gradual grind higher targets 1.0069
    This week’s 2nd upside target was met yesterday as this week’s gradual gains extended. Prices above parity were traded for the first time in 3 months – although the highs, an dob intraday extremes, were not entirely maintained. But intraday profit taking setbacks are shallower and this indicates an increasingly positive tone that we expect to impact on today’s price action.
    We look to Buy in .9995/1.0000 area and any .9978 dip
    Targets are 1.0020, 1.0038 or even 1.0069
    The stop is .9938 offered
    Closes 4pm London time
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  • Squawk / 25 October 2018 at 5:52 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURGBP - Cautiously Bullish & Buy .8827 Dip. Stop .8811
    Yesterday's call was a bullish one after 2 days of downside rejections. During European trading that view was not confirmed but buyers returned to the market in late trading, marginally above our buy dip point. The result was, once again, minor net movement and so the cross remained beneath the 100/200 day mvg avg area. This price action does not create strong signals for sentiment but this morning’s call is a Buy -
    At .8853 and .8827
    Targets are .8866, .8877 or even towards .8902
    Stop - .8811 offered
    Closes - 4pm London time
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    25 October
    IL IL
    ECB and Draghi are risk factors today
    25 October
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    crawling higher. Not very inspiring despite ECB etc. Would lighten above 60 with stop now at 36. Hopefully more dynamism tomorrow
    25 October
    AlanCollins AlanCollins
    Eventually yielded 2nd .8877 target. Wish I'd put the GBPUSD call on here though, haha.
  • Squawk / 24 October 2018 at 5:38 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    EURGBP - Cautiously Bullish & Buy .8811 Dip. Stop .8797
    Yesterday's neutral range was temporarily broken on the downside. But the market was unable to
    extend losses below .8800 with buying interest emerging – for a 2nd day in a row – around the 13
    day mvg avg. The resulting strong bounce took the cross back to an almost unchanged close. The
    ‘Doji’ is indecisive but the rejection of the 13 day line means our call for this morning is a Buy -
    At .8835 and .8811
    Targets are .8851 and .8867
    Stop - .8797 offered
    Closes - 4pm London time
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  • Squawk / 23 October 2018 at 5:44 GMT
    Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
    United Kingdom
    GBPUSD- Capped by key average, points lower
    As expected Friday’s failure at the 13 day mvg avg proved important. With that point capping investor demand, selling interest was revived Monday with the resulting decline yielding our first downside target for the week, a 3rd down day from the last 4 and the most negative levels traded for 3 weeks. The scope of the decline means signals for sentiment are oversold, but allowing for a likely profit taking reaction, this morning’s call is bearish.
    So we Sell in 1.2965/70 area and at 1.2986
    Targets are 1.2933 and 1.2897
    Stop - 1.3018 bid
    Closes - 4pm London time
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    23 October
    JVKNL JVKNL
    :)
    23 October
    geirth geirth
    Just EU/Brexit noise. I reentered when stopped out and reduced the loss!
    23 October
    JVKNL JVKNL
    Well i did not as it is not in the trade idea but lets see what tomorrow brings :)
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