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Weekend Updates Archive Weekly newsletter bringing you the best of ShadowTrader’s team of traders and analysts. Peter Reznicek’s world famous end of week market review, the ShadowTrader Video Weekly, Tastytrade ShadowTrader Uncovered Clip of the Week with Brad Augunas and Peter, Blake Young’s FX Weekly Recap, the Free Trade Idea of the Week by Danno Sheehy, and Tom Cook rounds it […]

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How big is the FX market?

What are the average market sizes and their impact on currencies? Recently we were discussing the idea of bonds, interest rates and yields. This week we saw another yield increase in Italian bonds and a drop in the euro’s value. Why would this happen? It helps to look at markets sizes. Excluding the largest of […]

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Crosses and Hybrid Crosses in FX

Let’s talk about pairs in FX in terms of crosses and hybrid crosses. One of the easiest ways to think of the pairs is like a fraction. I can almost hear the groans as I mention the discussion of fractions. Do not fret, we will not be getting into complicated fractional math calculations, just the […]

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Institutional Investors in FX Market

In the forex market it can be tricky to get reads on volume and institutional  holdings in the forex  market. This  is due to the fact that there is no central exchange. With no central exchange, any volume being shown on charts or in holdings is usually limited to the transactions sent through the dealer […]

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Bond Yields

Bond prices versus yield. With the discussion of the Italian debt crises, a lot of analysts have commented on the bond yields rising to the highest level since the euro was established. With high yields, one might think that this would be an attractive thing for investors but this is not the case. Yields operate […]

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Recapitalization

This blog post is about the financial principal of recapitalization. This term is most often used to discuss public and privately traded companies. Recapitalization implies that a company is getting more capital or capital again with the intent that the recapitalization brings more stability to the company. This is not all, however. Recapitalization requires that […]

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Inflation & Interest…

There is an interesting correlation between inflation and interest in the forex market.  Their impact on a currency varies based on the economic cycle and the overall strength of the individual currency’s economy. We might initially assume that rising interest simply means lower purchasing power and a weakening currency. On the other hand, we might […]

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Hawks versus Doves?

What exactly is hawkish versus dovish commentary?   The terms hawkish and dovish correlate to the symbolism of aggressive and passive or war and peace. When a central bank’s commentary or guidance is seen as being hawkish, this indicates they are providing guidance that they are going to become aggressive about monetary policy, specifically by […]

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Fibonacci Basics

This is  a subject matter that I am asked about frequently and we also use frequently in our trading strategies. We will start with the basics and build on to the foundation until we have reached more unique uses of the Fibs and Fib fans. The Fibonacci sequence can be traced back to a mathematician […]

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Older Pairs Trading Hour Shows Archive

Older Pairs Trading Hour Shows by Tom Cook To watch a recording, simply click on the dated link below. To listen live: Audio ONLY: Click on the play button on the SquawkBox page according to the SquawkBox Schedule calendar that is just below the player. Audio and Video: Funded account holders of thinkorswim by TD […]

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