Entries by Ryan Littlestone

The Central bank ABC – Easy as 123?

Here’s three scenarios for each of the three central bank decisions A – Fed The last hike. A clear message that they are on pause (with obvious caveats that they would be prepared to do more if the situation arose). Victory laps on inflation coming down. Worried about the economy, worried about too tight financial […]

Big (risk) in Japan

We have two huge events for JPY on Friday in Japan On Friday in Japan we have CPI numbers and then BOJ nominee Ueda attending his first hearing in the Lower House. These can both be big movers for JPY. Japanese inflation Core inflation is expected to rise to 4.2% vs 4.0% pr y/y. If […]

Is it time for the NFP domino to fall?

The Forex Analytix US Non farm payrolls competition is open for business The last time we saw a negative NFP print was in January 2021, and many in the market have been surprised at the resilience of the jobs market while seeing some of the data being more negative? Does the winning streak continue in […]

Faster Slower Higher Lower Longer Shorter

The Forex Analytix February 2023 Central bank preview The Fed What’s expected? 25bp hike. Re-emphasise the high-for-long policy on rates. Pushing the soft landing narrative. A good start on inflation but more to do. What are the surprises? 50bp hike, or even unchanged. Any indication rates may not get to the dot levels, i.e a […]

Get on board the New Year NFP competition

Start 2023 with a free month of Forex Analytix in our US Non-farm Payrolls competition Get your new year going on the right foot by winning a free months’ subscription to our amazing Forex Analytix Platform and chatroom. Three lucky people will each win a free month if they pick the exact NFP number (200k […]

What will be the trading themes for 2023?

A new trading year begins but will it follow the same path as 2022? The good thing about trading is that some things change, and some things stay the same. For 2023, that’s going to continue. Here are 4 important themes to watch for. 1- The big central bank split Most of 2022 was all […]

Will the Fed end 2022 with a bang or a fizzle?

The month of December is often a very big trading month. It’s the last month of the year and that brings with it a whole host of trading patterns we need to keep watch for. Firms can close up some/all positions to book year-end profits, and central banks issue their final monetary policy announcements for […]

How to trade 2022

Join Ryan LIVE at Pepperstone Talks: How to Trade 2022 for a deep dive into the year ahead and the key trading strategies. All eyes are on the potential trading landscape for 2022. The markets are navigating the continued effects from Covid-19 and the central banks devising their response to soaring inflation. Want to hear […]