Samuel Rae

How I intend to ride out the perfect storm in the markets

How I intend to ride out the perfect storm in the markets

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Right now, there is very little anyone is (and can be) certain about in the markets. We’ve got a perfect storm of global uncertainty about to come to a climax, and holders of pretty much every available asset, financial or otherwise, are wondering if their allocation is the right one. Perhaps more importantly, this uncertainty…

How I’m positioning myself for a Trump win

How I’m positioning myself for a Trump win

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Summer is now officially over, and with Wall St back at its desk, things are about to heat up in the financial asset markets. Autumn is traditionally an active period across the full scope of assets, and the currency markets are no exception. Combine this increased volume with the political situation in the US and…

Here’s where the Fed is getting things wrong

Here’s where the Fed is getting things wrong

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The US interest rate is the hottest topic in global finance right now, and as a forex trader, however tedious it has become to continuously read seemingly ill advised predictions, it has become impossible to avoid. Everybody is at it. From bookmakers to Greenspan. Interestingly, everyone seems to have a different opinion. There are arguments…

Where next for Sterling?

Where next for Sterling?

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On June 23, the UK voted to leave the EU. After years of campaigning and debates that transcended party politics, the UK is setting out alone. What this means for all involved remains to be seen. There are a few short-term implications, however, that we can bring in to play from an operational trading perspective.…

The Two Things Giving Currency Traders Sleepless Nights

The Two Things Giving Currency Traders Sleepless Nights

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As seen in the latest issue of Master Investor Magazine Two things are dominating my fundamental bias in the currency markets at present. The first: the upcoming UK vote as to the country’s membership of the EU. The second: the potential for an interest rate hike out of the US. Both factors have markets at…

Re-evaluate my Yen bias? Perhaps, but then again…

Re-evaluate my Yen bias? Perhaps, but then again…

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As seen in this month’s issue of Master Investor Magazine. Back in June, the USD/JPY reached 125 flat for the first time since December 2002, and posted its highest rate since February of the same year. The systemic weakening of the yen has come about as a result of Japanese efforts to combine monetary and…

A Recent Experience – and How You Can Avoid It

A Recent Experience – and How You Can Avoid It

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Those of you reading this that are familiar with my trading, and those who follow along with my blog at Diary of a Currency Trader (www.diaryofacurrencytrader.com) will be all too aware that – over the last few weeks – a number of us in the community have had some difficulty with a particular brokerage. While…

Why I’m a Long-Term US Dollar Bull

Why I’m a Long-Term US Dollar Bull

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A few weeks ago, we heard HSBC chief economist Stephen King announce projections for the global economy over the next decade. Many reading this will already be familiar with his conclusions, but as a quick outline, he suggested that six years into a recovery, we’re likely closer to the next recession than we are from…

Election Uncertainty Only Has One Outcome in the Cable

Election Uncertainty Only Has One Outcome in the Cable

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On 7th May, 2015, the polls will open for the 2015 General Election, in what has been one of the most painstakingly dissected elections of recent times, primarily as a result of the uncertainty surrounding its outcome and the spectrum of parties that could play a key role. The focus of this edition of Master…

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