US jobs data time is upon us again

Take part in our US NFP competition

Here we go again with the first NFP reading for 2024 as we get the January jobs numbers. This gives you a chance to take part in our NFP competition where 3 lucky winners will each receive a free month’s access to the Forex Analytix platform.

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post only (@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

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  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
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  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

We wish you all the luck.

Kick off 2024 with our US NFP competition

Make 2024 a really happy New Year by winning free entry to our amazing Forex Analytix platform

We’re straight into the first week of trading in 2024 and right into the big US jobs data this Friday. That means our NFP competition is back and we’re giving 3 lucky winners a free month on the Forex Analytix Platform.

The market consensus is that 163k jobs were added in December vs 199k in Feb. Do you agree? If you do, or don’t, here’s where you can put that to the test.

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post only (@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

Want to know what fantastic services await on our platform??

  • Chatroom with news, research (inc Spanish speaking chatroom), and live trading room, where over 100+ intraday traders chat each trading session.
  • Quick analysis on 30 instruments.
  • Breaking market news and insight.
  • Super-fast live data releases
  • Daily key interbank FX order levels and updates
  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
  • Web based platform with desktop notifications
  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

We wish you all the luck.

 

Central bank rate cut race

The last Central Bank review of 2023

Now we’re over the December central bank hump, let’s look at what happened and what changed

This is a follow up to my post a couple of weeks ago: The final furlong of 2023, where I discussed what could happen with central banks through the end of 2023 and into 2024.

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Will the last US NFP of 2023 go out with a bang or a whimper?

Here we are at the last NFP competition of the year and your chance to grab a great prize

Time flies when you’re having fun and what a year it’s been. This one seems to have flown by. We at Forex Analytix wanted to thank you for taking part in the competitions this year and we’ll be continuing them next year. We’ve also got some great things lined up for 2024 but there’s no spoilers today.

To the matter in hand and this month’s competition.  You know what to do. Pick a number and win a prize. As usual we have 3 on offer. The general market concensus for this month’s NFP is 180k, so there’s your bar set by the market.

Just in case this is your first time, here are the rules;

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post only (@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

Want to know what fantastic services await on our platform??

  • Chatroom with news, research (inc Spanish speaking chatroom), and live trading room, where over 100+ intraday traders chat each trading session.
  • Quick analysis on 30 instruments.
  • Breaking market news and insight.
  • Super-fast live data releases
  • Daily key interbank FX order levels and updates
  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
  • Web based platform with desktop notifications
  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

We wish you all the luck.

Will this month’s US NFP be another scorcher?

It’s US non-farm payrolls competition time again, and your chance to win a prize

Only two more US jobs reports to go this year, so don’t dilly-dally and grab your chance to win one of three 1-month subscriptions to our Forex Analytix platform.

Expectations are currently looking for 180-190k vs September’s 336k. Can the US pull another big one out of the bag or was last month’s just an outlier?

For your chance to win, all you have to do is pick what you think the US NFP number will be Friday 3rd November 2023, and place it in the comments on the tweet of this post.

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post only(@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

Want to know what fantastic services await on our platform??

  • Chatroom with news, research (inc Spanish speaking chatroom), and live trading room, where over 100+ intraday traders chat each trading session.
  • Quick analysis on 30 instruments.
  • Breaking market news and insight.
  • Super-fast live data releases
  • Daily key interbank FX order levels and updates
  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
  • Web based platform with desktop notifications
  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

We wish you all the luck.

Our US NFP competition is just the job for you

Have a go at picking the US non-farm payrolls number and win a prize

We enter the final quarter of the year and the data is coming thick and fast. Once again, our NFP competition is open and ready to take your guesses.

For your chance to win, all you have to do is pick what you think the US NFP number will be Friday 6th October 2023, and place it in the comments on the tweet of this post.

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post only (@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

Want to know what fantastic services await on our platform??

  • Chatroom with news, research (inc Spanish speaking chatroom), and live trading room, where over 100+ intraday traders chat each trading session.
  • Quick analysis on 30 instruments.
  • Breaking market news and insight.
  • Super-fast live data releases
  • Daily key interbank FX order levels and updates
  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
  • Web based platform with desktop notifications
  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

We wish you all the luck.

Time for the biggest US jobs report since errr the last one

That means it’s time for the Non-farm payrolls competition!

So, a shocker of an NFP number last month took everyone by surprise. We all knew there was a risk of an outlier number, what with revisions and counting changes but no one saw that coming in our competition. The closest winner last month was 237k away!

Still, that’s what makes the NFP such a great event in our trading month, and this month is just as spicy. Because of the big number last month, this month’s will get a lot of scrutiny over its meaning for last month. For example, a -400k number this month could be seen in the context that across both months, jobs only gained 117k, which would be seen as weak. on the flipside, a -50k loss, while being the first negative print since late 2021, would mean an average across Jan & Feb of 233.5k, which is well in line with recent numbers. The reaction is likely to be a question of scale, based on the market’s reading of both months together. And, we haven’t even started on what happens if last month sees a big revision. All in all, it’s just another lottery for us to play with.

Anyway, enough of the waffle, let’s get into the competition.

On offer again is a free month of access to the Forex Analytix platform, for 3 lucky winners. All you have to do is guess closest to the NFP number on Friday.

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post (@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

Want to know what fantastic services await on our platform??

  • Chatroom with news, research (inc Spanish speaking chatroom), and live trading room, where over 100+ intraday traders chat each trading session.
  • Quick analysis on 30 instruments.
  • Breaking market news and insight.
  • Super-fast live data releases
  • Daily key interbank FX order levels and updates
  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
  • Web based platform with desktop notifications
  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

Good luck!!

Trading JPY, BOJ Ueda, forex

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 this number is hotter than expected, yen could gain significantly at least on a kneejerk reaction. The opposite is likely if the number is softer than expected and/or lower than last month. Whatever the move, the market will still be thinking about Ueda next so any significant move may revert to a more neutral stance quickly after.

BOJ’s Ueda

This is a tough trade. On one hand we have the risk that he’s being brought in as a changing of the (monetary policy) guard. Someone who’s not of the old ‘team easing’. That in itself is hawkish if true. But, on the other, even if he is being implemented to lead Japan out of the ultra loose policy, he won’t be doing so in a rush and keeping markets from getting too expectant will be his ultimate task.

So, finding the balance in any comments is going to be important. The last thing he is likely to do is rock the boat with any big hard hitting comments in his first real public event. For example, he could say an exit will be looked at but then counter by saying something like it might take 10 years to get there. There really is a ton of permutations we can find for this, both hawkish and dovish, and that means potentially big volatility for markets.

How to trade it

Purely from a risk perspective, I think the lowest risk trade might be to buy a dip in USDJPY on a strong CPI number to hold into/over Ueda.  If he plays it ultra safe on exit talk, JPY pairs are likely to rally. If the market quickly fades a drop in USDJPY on the CPI, that could give longs some trading margin to play with into Ueda.

On the otherside of the pair, USD is still bullish while expectations for the Fed remain more hawkish, so dips are currently very shallow while US yields hold up on their highs. Therefore, long USDJPY is the path of least resistance. But, the risk is if the CPI is strong, and Ueda is hawkish, and then we’re likely to see a much bigger downside move. On that scenario there’s going to be a battle between a newly hawkish BOJ and a currently hawkish Fed.  If I had to pick a side, I would pick the JPY side as the BOJ turning hawkish would be a far bigger and longer-term event than whether the Fed is possibly going to take their rate ceiling up a mere 50bps from 5.5% to 6%.

In trading we often try to cover all the bases when trying to pick a trade but for me, I always look for the one that has, in my opinion, the least risk. Therefore, there may be many other trades to take, on many other possible outcomes but when I take a step back and look at all the parts (US & Japan) from a wider perspective, this is the one I like the most. Does it mean it will succeed? No. Does it mean I will definitely get a trade? No. In the first instance, I won’t be interested if there not a significant move over the CPI. Plus, I am still running some core shorts down to 131 so I may even use a strong CPI number to reduce or get out of that trade, with the consideration of Ueda sending USDJPY much higher.

On the tech front, we have a big closing confluence area high 136’s, low 137’s, then 138’s

USDJPY Daily

To the downside, 133.00/132.80 is the first big level. then 131.50-131.00/25.

Maybe the best advice I can give to traders is that as this is a big risk event, it does no harm to stay out and wait until the dust settles so that we have a clear idea of what may follow.  No one is going to miss a big trend move in one moment. Yes, we may miss the start, or a big initial move but something like the BOJ changing stance won’t be “priced” in one day. The saying “If in doubt, stay out” has served me well lover the years.

Whatever you do, however you trade, please trade safe and good luck.

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 January, or will it be broken? One caveat to point out is the weather effect following all the winter storms in the US. This has impacted the reporting numbers in previous years. Could it impact this report?

If you have thoughts about the NFP number, here’s the perfect opportunity to put them to good use. Our NFP competition offers 3 lucky participants a free month on our Forex Analytix Platform and chatroom.

All you need to do is give us your guess for what you think the NFP number will be, and three of the closest to the NFP print will win a free month.

The rules:

  • You pick a number as your guess for the Friday NFP number – 1 guess per person
  • First person who picks a number gets it (you can pick another number if your 1st guess is taken)
  • Closest to the number wins. In the case of a draw or split, the person who entered first by time gets it
  • Place your guesses in the replies on the tweet of this post (@forexanalytix)
  • Entries in by 12.29:59 GMT Friday

Want to know what fantastic services await on our platform??

  • Chatroom with news, research (inc Spanish speaking chatroom), and live trading room, where over 100+ intraday traders chat each trading session.
  • Quick analysis on 30 instruments.
  • Breaking market news and insight.
  • Super-fast live data releases
  • Daily key interbank FX order levels and updates
  • Full daily Forex option expiries and barrier report
  • Commentary and recent charts, formations and setups.
  • PIP (Pattern In Play). Where technical patterns identify potential moves.
  • Live market squawk integration
  • Top financial research
  • Web based platform with desktop notifications
  • App for mobile devices and tablets which offer push notifications when new analysis is posted or when key levels are broken.
  • Live (private) webinars exclusively for Forex Analytix members throughout the trading day.
  • Live charting
  • Money Management tool

Remember, even if you don’t win, you can still benefit from access to the platform via an exclusive ForexFlow 20% discount right here. This discount is for the life of your subscription, not just for a couple of months.

If you miss out on the prize, you can also get free access to the Forex Analytix Platform via our Traders Funding Program. You can check out the details here.

Good luck!!

Results!!

Well, wow, a number that caught everyone off guard. 517k!!!

Obviously no one came close but winners we will have, and here they are.

  1. Alex @Alexandre3Dupuy with 280k
  2. GC Capital LLC @GCaptialllc with 250k
  3. Rick R @rick9757 with 245k

Well done to you guessers, even though you were all miles away 🤣

We will be in touch via twitter DM, or please message us at either @forexflowlive or @forexanalytix

Wow, still shaking my head at the number.

Thanks all for playing, have a great weekend and look out for the next competition.

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