Michael Hodges

The Pound Is Breaking Out, It’s Not Too Late To Get In

Dec. 06, 2019

Brexit Certainty Grows The British Pound is on the move. The pound has broken out versus the U.S. dollar and setting new highs versus the Eurodollar. While economic uncertainty persists, the move is driven by the growing certainty of a smooth Brexit early next year. After three years of political wrangling, what has changed to […]

The Bitcoin Market Is Turning Bullish

Dec. 02, 2019

The Bitcoin Market Is Turning Bullish, But How Long Can It Last? The Bitcoin market has been drifting lower desperately in search of support for some time. The world’s leading cryptocurrency made a stunning recovery earlier this year and then gave up half the gains with equal quickness. Bitcoin has hit, and smashed through, several […]

USD/JPY Forecast: Hong Kong Elections Fuel Risk On Appetite

Nov. 25, 2019

An Unlikely Catalyst The relationship between Hong Kong and the U.S. dollar is tenuous at best and yet the one is leading to a rally in the other. The results of Hong Kong’s elections resulted in an overwhelming win for pro-democracy candidates. The results are a warning shot to the establishment (China) that its policies […]

Forex Market Outlook; EUR/USD and GBP/USD Are Poised To Move Lower

Nov. 22, 2019

All Wound Up And Waiting For A Catalyst The currency market is getting wound up and that is a great thing for traders. The amount of confusion in the market driven by trade war, slowing economic indicators, Brexit, and uncertain central bank policy has weak hands chasing news trying to get on the right side […]

Cryptocurrency Market Outlook; Bitcoin Is Dragging Them All Lower

Nov. 18, 2019

No Catalysts In Sight; Bitcoin Moves Lower With no catatlysts in sight it is very likely Bitcoin will move lower. As Bitcoin goes so too does the Crytpocurrency market. Traders need to be prepared for lower prices and I don’t just mean with your bearish positions. The next move lower is going to test key […]

The Charts Say; Go Long The Dollar Now

Nov. 15, 2019

The U.S. Dollar Index Is Back To Support The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) has been effecting a textbook double-bottom reversal over the past month. This bottom was driven by 1) a misplaced expectation for aggressive FOMC rate cuts 2) A shifting Fed policy-stance and 3) positive U.S. economic data. This combination of factors cause the […]

Bitcoin Bulls Reject Break Out; New Lows On The Way

Nov. 11, 2019

Bitcoin Break Out Rejected By Bears, Bulls In Trouble Bitcoin made a solid advance over the weekend in what at first looked like a solid bounce from support. Price action move up and out of the recent, narrowing, trading range and set the world’s leading cryptocurrency up for a rally. Unfortunately, the break out did […]

The Dollar/Dollar Forecast; The Bulls Are Back In Charge

Nov. 08, 2019

Double Bottom Is Confirmed, A Retest Of Highs Is At Hand The FOMC have done their work. The committed said it won’t raise or lower rates without a significant change in inflation and that is underpinning dollar strength. The Dollar Index moved higher over the last week and didn’t just confirm the Double Bottom I’ve […]

US Dollar Forecast; This Is A Make Or Break Moment For The Bulls

Nov. 01, 2019

The US Dollar Forecast Is Bullish The U.S. dollar forecast is bullish. The index has been under pressure in recent weeks but that is over.┬áThe FOMCs new policy stance says no more cuts, the latest round of labor data supports that view, and he Dollar Index is showing signs of reversing. The chart is in […]

Bitcoin Pops, Technical Picture Changes

Oct. 28, 2019

China? A Market Manipulator? No Way… Bitcoin popped over the weekend after China’s President Xi Jinping gave his endorsement to cryptocurrency. The endorsement, no doubt, is meant to establish China as a cryptocurrency-powerhouse and propel a China-backed coin into the spotlight. Whatever the reason, Bitcoin and the pantheon of cryptocurrencies bot a major boost from […]