Morning Report: EURGBP Pausing At Lows Ahead Of ECB

Suffering from a combination of increased BoE hawkishness and increased ECB dovishness, EURGBP is currently sitting over 600 pips off YTD highs having printed just two positive months in 9.

USD Pump And Dump Ahead Of Risk Events

Quite a perky session overall on Tuesday we saw the dollar push higher largely due to Euro, Swiss Franc and Canadian Dollar weakness, while the Yen Pound and Aussie all held their ground slightly better. On the data front we had a slightly below average Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI although this did not bother the […]

Weekly COT Analysis

A very interesting few weeks are coming to some sort of consolidation. USD is by far the biggest winner and really taking a hold of things, however has it been overbought?

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If you’ve subscribed to our weekly Fish Feed emails, we want to make sure you’re only receiving the emails you want: so make sure you’ve tailored your subscription to whatever it is you’re after in Forex…

Avoiding false signals

Immediately following a crucial night in UK following Scotland’s NO verdict in the independence referendum last week, there were fewer opportunities in the market due to few significant data releases. Thus, USD is holding up, while EUR and GBP remain flat (although GBP does seem healthier than EUR). Looking at this market situation then, I […]

Morning Report: USDJPY Hitting Some Big Levels

Having broken through some long term descending trendlines, USDJPY has made its first attempt at the psychologically important 110 level, a level not seen in the pair since 2008.

Littlefish Loves: Ragdale Hall

The star of this week’s Littlefish Loves feature is Ragdale Hall: our go-to destination for rest, relaxation and a total escape from the stress of the trading charts.

Dollar Consolidates – Yen Looks To Tests Lows

Both Spanish and German CPI was above expectations, while US pending home sales was below par, although the market seemed likely to consolidate regardless of the data. It was a slow day of trading with not very much progress overall so there were only really scalping opportunities, particularly in the London afternoon when the US […]

NZDUSD: How Low Can We Go?

With the Dollar bull trend still going strong, the Kiwi failed to find support last week, breaking down through a long term trendline running from the 2011 lows, and is now under further pressure this week. Data out of New Zealand revealed the Central Bank (RBNZ) to have sold a net 521 million NZD over August marking a stark intensification of devaluation efforts since the 2 million NZD July figure.

Bad September: Antipodean currencies are tumbling to new lows

We saw over the week end escalating tensions in one of the most capitalist cities – Hong Kong – where thousands of students were protesting, demanding more ‘democracy’. As the situation has gotten from bad to worse, police responded by shooting tear gas to break up the protest and disperse crowd…

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The Week Ahead

In The Week Ahead, we’re giving you a sneak preview into what you can expect from our Trader Lifestyle section this week, keeping you up to date on tech, fashion, sports, cars, events and all your favourite distractions from the trading screen.

Will The Dollar Consolidate Ahead Of ECB And NFP?

Last week’s unrelenting dollar strength could see some mild consolidation ahead of this week’s non-farm payroll figure and with the last day of the month on Tuesday, this may see the profit locked in from the long USD positions earlier in the week. Notions of overbought and oversold are never a metric on an indicator, […]

Video: Using the Littlefish FX Psych Indicator

Our LFX Psych Indicator measures the % of longs or shorts in a given period and is used in two key ways. Here’s a short video tutorial from Sam…

LFX/NinjaTrader Webinar: Order Book trading secrets

Back in 2013, Littlefish FX’s very own Sam Barry gave a NinjaTrader Webinar on Order Book trading secrets. Didn’t catch it? Fear not, NinjaTrader were kind enough to record it all in full, so here it is again for your viewing pleasure…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

It’s that time again! In this week’s Five Lessons Learnt, find out why you should always watch where you’re going, the best way to get over a broken heart and why you should never write down your secrets…

Viral Videos of the Week

In today’s Viral Videos of the Week, we’ve got cute beagles, musical mash-ups, hilarious dancing and epic fails, as a well as a glimpse into the future with 10 ways humans are likely to evolve…

Line In The Sand For GBPCHF

Having sold off at the beginning of the year, making 2014 lows of 1.4463 in March, GBP/CHF has since enjoyed a fairly relentless 1000 pip run to the upside. Indeed even as Cable fell just shy of 1200 pips from its July highs, the pair itself only saw a less than 500 pip decline before sharply making its way back to highs…

Key Yen Support Holds As Stocks Drop

We had a very interesting day of trading on Thursday, with numerous crosswinds affecting the market. The dollar having recently broken key multi-year highs continued up to meet the top resistance of a bullish channel which signalled the top of the day…

7 places we’d rather be than our desk

International Tourism Day is coming up, so here’s our pick of the top places we’d rather be than our desks this morning…

AUDNZD Technical Perspective

Having spent the first 8 months of this year in a well defined 700 pip range before breaking higher this month, only to reverse lower again, it would seem that not much has been happening in the Antipodean pair. However, there has infact been ample trading opportunity this year and it appears that another opportunity may be presenting itself in the coming days, with excellent risk:reward…

Best Office Equipment and Gadgets

Is your office is need of a bit of a revamp? Are you struggling to find your desk under piles of papers and trading charts? Well, don’t worry. We’ve got all our office essentials here, including some useful gadgets that will smarten up your office in no time…

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Fundamentals Break New USD High And EUR Low

We cautioned previously about the likelihood of a poor German IFO combined with a strong US New Home Sales and indeed it was exactly this combination…

Can The Kiwi Turn?

Things have been getting much hotter recently, and not just for those of us in the UK.
September has seen the return of some much needed volatility in the FX markets and the Dollar especially has been enjoying a pretty meteoric month, making its way back up through highs last seen in July 2013 and currently testing above the 85 level…

Littlefish Loves: Cornerstone

This week, for our Littlefish Loves product or service of the week, we’ve chosen new (and unique) men’s shaving brand Cornerstone.

M&A Flow Keeps The Pound Bid

PMI data pointed to a worrying slowdown in manufacturing for Germany and therefore Europe as a whole due to the importance of the German “engine room” on the rest of Europe, although looking at EURUSD at lunch time as the US session was about to start you’d be forgiven for thinking that there had been […]

An update on USDJPY

We are frequently asked what our target is on USD/JPY in the long term (within the next 6 months, to even one year), and I usually don’t have a specific figure. At this point, I just know that you should just short the Yen in your LT portfolio and review your position when a new major development happens in the market (More aggressive than Abe’s one, which is hard to believe there is going to be one)…

UK Public Sector Net Borrowing

As Steve Collins pointed out on Twitter this morning, an interesting stat on UK Public Sector Net Borrowing is that it isn’t really coming down…

Pessimistic Draghi Fails to Sink The Euro Ahead of PMIs

US Existing Home Sales came in worse than expected on Monday but this my have been counteracted by a downbeat Draghi who commented that the Eurozone recovery is losing momentum. Either way most pairs were rather sluggish except for the commodity currencies which took a good old pasting. USDCAD was up markedly and AUDUSD was […]

Technicals on Cable: New bullish trend or rejection?

For those who followed my recent positioning on FX currencies (playing the ‘oversold’ GBP), I cut some my long positions on GBP (Cable at 1.6450, GBPAUD at 1.8200, still short on EURGBP with a first target at 0.7800) that I was holding ahead of the Scottish referendum…

The Week Ahead

This week in Trader Lifestyle, we’re helping you escape your desk with our Guides to Spa Days, Golf Courses and travelling destinations- as well as helping you kit out your desk with our guide to office equipment and trading gadgets. Here’s what you can look forward to…

The LFX Guide to: Spa Days

Friday is National Relaxation Day, so there’s no better time to take a break from the stress of watching those trading screens and treat yourself to a day of pampering and rejuvenation. We’ve rounded up our 10 favourite spas from around the world so read on to decide where you’ll be heading for your relaxation day…

All About The Dollar – Continuation or Retracement?

After a wild week in the FX market last week there is a possibility that this week may see some consolidation of the moves. We are hovering around some very major levels at the moment so it will be critical to determine a longer term outlook from how the market handles these levels. If we […]

Video: A Quick Intro to Order Flow Trading

Want to learn about the trading techniques used here at Littlefish FX? Then watch CEO Sam Barry take you through a brief intro to Order Flow Trading…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

It’s Friday! Which only means one thing. Beer Five Lessons Learnt This Week! (the beer can wait). This week, we’ve learnt why you should always drive carefully (especially if you’re in a brand new car…), what your future trading desk will look like and how long you can expect to live…

Viral Videos of the Week

In this week’s round-up of the best viral videos, watch a policeman’s most embarrassing moment, a group of adults’ (pitiful) attempt at 5th grade maths, and a game of peekaboo go horribly wrong…

Introduction to Order Flow Trading (Course Preview)

This article is an introduction to applying an Order Flow approach using the Metastock platform. This is a very simple technique that can prove very powerful. The key to this approach is to follow the big players, choosing the right side of the market. This requires the use of professional trading platforms and a very good datafeed…

US Dollar Rejects Highs Ahead Of Scottish Vote

The dollar did in fact pull away from the strong resistance level suggested despite some data to the contrary, TLTRO take-up was much lower than expected and US jobless claims came in better than expected, which should have given the dollar a boost, although the slightly poorer than expected US housing data may be partly […]

Moving Average Myth Buster: Part 1

Moving Averages are some of the most widely used methods of analysing a trend. Here we compare the performance of a moving average cross system using various combinations of these commonly used moving averages when placed upon a strongly trending pair such as AUDUSD…

The LFX Guide to: Golf Courses

The countdown is on for the Ryder Cup, which tees off next week, so get into the golfing spirit and sharpen up your swing at one of our favourite golf courses from around the world. From exclusive golf clubs to courses that scale mountains and spread across safari parks, our LFX guide is sure to inspire you…

Devil’s Advocate: Is The Dollar Now Overpriced?

With the FOMC on Wednesday, USDJPY traders did not wait for the meeting to finish before piling into yet more USDJPY longs. The focus was on whether the wording “…considerable time” was still present in relation to keeping the Fed funds rate near zero, so traders were hoping for that to be removed this time […]

Littlefish Loves: Thurlestone Hotel

In this week’s Littlefish Loves, we’re heading out of the office for a little R&R on the South Devon coastline at the Thurlestone Hotel

MPC FOMC And Referendum Positioning

UK PPI and RPI were both below par on Tuesday which led to a morning sell off for the pound. German ZEW was also quite a poor number although not as poor as forecast. All of the moves were rather muted and the status-quo remains, however there was one piece of unscheduled news that caused […]

Playing the ‘oversold’ GBP

Sterling took a tumble overnight; Cable was sold to 1.6160 (off 100 pips compared to yesterday’s high) and EUR/GBP bounced back above the 0.8000 level. A couple of explanations that I can think of would be either a market that expected lower inflation figures (vs. 1.5% consensus) or speculation on Scots independence…

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The LFX Guide to: Autumn/Winter Fashion

If London Fashion Week has inspired you to sharpen up that wardrobe, we can help. Our LFX Guide to: Autumn/Winter Fashion will make sure you’re up to speed on this season’s trends.

Will the Dollar Rally continue?

Since its low of 79.74 hit in July 2nd [this year], the US Dollar index has been rising against most the major currencies and is now trading at a 14-month high at around 84.30. The next resistance on the topside stands at 84.75 (9 July 2013 high), before heading towards levels we saw back in June 2010…

Ready Steady Wait

The week started slowly due to the Japanese holiday and the lack of major news ahead of the major risk events later in the week. Empire state was above par at 27.5 vs 16.4 expected, while US Industrial Production was below par for the headline figure at -0.1% vs 0.4% expected…

Weekly COT Analysis

Where do I start, the market is busy, Mario is throwing curve balls and tells the market ABS is going to take off, the SNB talk of negative rates, the Scots show how much they really don’t like the Union and feel they can do better on their own…

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Look at the Aussie, eventually!

The Aussie traded back below the 0.9000 level against the greenback earlier this morning, which I believe made the joy of many traders (the ones who have been fighting against the Aussie for a while). As a reminder, AUD/USD broke its [five-month] 0.9200 – 0.9500 range last week and is now…

Best Autumn/Winter Events of 2014

Believe it or not, we’re in the last week of August, and autumn is almost upon us. It’ll be Christmas before we know it (yikes). But don’t despair, there are still plenty of exciting events coming up in Autumn/Winter 2014. Read on to find out when you need to make sure your calendar is clear…

The Week Ahead

In The Week Ahead, we’re giving you a sneak preview into what you can expect from our Trader Lifestyle section this week, keeping you up to date on tech, fashion, sports, cars, events and all your favourite distractions from the trading screen.

Viral Videos of the Week

Viral Videos of the Week is a brand new feature bringing you a round up of our favourite viral videos of the week, every week.

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

It’s that time again, folks! Almost time for the weekend- but before you head off, make sure you’ve read our round-up of this week’s important lessons. This time, we’ve found out the best way to escape from doing the housework, where all of our socks have been disappearing to and that there really is a use for a chocolate teapot…

Book Club

Introducing our LFX Book Club, the essential reading list for all traders, whether you’re brand new to trading or a seasoned pro. From reference books and essential guides to memoirs and biographies of notorious traders, if there’s a trading lesson to be learnt, it’s here… The Wolf of Wall Street By Jordan Belfort (a.k.a. the […]

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Positioning and Scaling

As many of you know we use a lot of order book analysis, our primary trading, which is all systematic and uses a lot of methods for scaling and calculating risk. However our new order book methods – that we trade manually and you can proxy – are very simple when it comes to scaling in and out, but worth understanding…

Basic Order Flow – Trade Like Littlefish

A really quick bit of insight into how you could have captured all of the EURUSD recent moves without any effort, just by looking at order flow. From CEO Sam Barry…

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Order Flow Basics: Delta

In the latest educational article on order flow, Gabriele demonstrates a way to use order flow information to catch a possible market reversal…

Dark Pools and the FX Trade

With the debate flying around on the subject of Dark Pools, why should I, as an FX trader care? Well, apart from it being an interesting subject for anyone involved in finance, dark pools aren’t actually too dissimilar to how FX brokers’ order books work…

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Top four candlestick patterns to look out for

When it comes to trading candlestick charts, you’ve no doubt got your own favourites, but it’s always healthy to get another opinion. Right? Good. Here then, are our top four candlestick patterns to keep an eye out for on your chart…

Order Flow Trading: How to follow trend

Gabriele demonstrates how you could have captured recent negative movements of equity futures by the use of order flow and volume strategies…

Understanding Forex Trading Sessions

The Forex market may be open 24 hours a day during the week, but it is important to note that not all times are equal. Understanding why is an important lesson for any trader so that they can adapt their trading style to suit the market conditions…

Order Flow: Equity Risk-Off

Last week, several catalysts pushed major equity markets down by the rise of risk aversion: the banking crisis in Portugal with Banco Espirito Santo, conflict in Gaza, and the Malaysian Airways jet that was shot down in Ukraine…

A Simple Trick to Help You Win Candlestick Patterns

As a lot of you know, my team and I focus a lot on volume profiling and order books. Recently we gave a bit of an intro to these, but I know it wasn’t massively in depth and, in fact, not super easy either. So today I’m going to simplify it right down to a simple trick for you to use. Obviously this is only one part of the big picture, but it’s a start…

POC: Powerful levels for intraday swings

Here we provide a glimpse of a very easy, but at the same time incredibly powerful trading tool: POC, Point of Control…

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Top 4 Trading Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

So over the weekend I figured I’d review our systems and trading techniques, and have decided that I am going to start a series of videos on a simple trading system, based on my top four trading tools…

Retail investors’ portal iNVEZZ launches crowd funding campaign

Our friends over at iNVEZZ – the comparison and review investment portal – have launched a campaign on crowd funding site Crowdcube. The innovative online company is raising investment capital for the development of unique new features, and you can meet and grill the co-founders at their live London pitch on July 30th…

How to Trade Indicator Divergence

Indicator Divergence is one of the easiest trading tactics if you use it right. Learn the best ways to implement divergence into your trading strategy while minimising risk and avoiding false signals…

The key remains to follow the flow

John Plender wrote an interesting and short piece in the FT last week, and I suggest you read it…

Buy: Indicators, Courses & Strategies

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RTAS System Insight Part 4: Rebaselining & Conclusion

The fourth and concluding part in our series of articles by CEO Sam Barry talking about the RTAS System and addressing some of the most common questions and feedback from inquisitive Littlefish FX readers…

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Bespoke Forex Trading Systems

A COMPLETE TRADING SYSTEM IN A BOX Attention all prop, managed account, hedge fund and fund businesses – here at Littlefish FX we are offering bespoke black box development based on our patented in-house order book systems. A full trading system – unique to you Based on underlying order flow techniques as used in our […]

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RTAS System Insight Part 3: Creating our Portfolio

Now lets consider where the difference lie between systems. A good example may be that a fund or Hedgefund is looking for 25% to 30% returns per annum, 1:5 leverage with ultra low drawdowns, but is not concerned with number of open trades and allows hedging structures…

RTAS System Insight Part 2: Strategy building

Once we have the idea, the concept then turned to how do we build component based systems so that we can either produce long dated consistent systems or manipulate components for certain conditions or system specifications…

RTAS System Insight Part 1: Order Flow

To start with, I’d like give you all a bit of insight into how we build systems and therefore a little insight into the RTAS system as it finalises its rebaselining…

March Review

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry shares his month-end thoughts on trading in March…

Littlefish Shark School

Want a trading job at Littlefish FX? Do you have what it takes to become a trading shark? We are looking for our next generation of traders. Familiar with the “turtle trading” concept of several years ago? Well let us introduce to you the Littlefish FX trading concept. We are looking for people to outperform […]

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Alternative Investments

We have teamed up with a number of partners to offer alternative options to investing in our FX systems, providing several options and price points depending on what you’re looking for from your investment. As opposed to our signals service, this means that we only earn when we make you money, (although we will earn […]

Buffett on Investing

“If you can enjoy Saturdays and Sundays without looking at stock prices, give it a try on weekdays.” Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway holders is definitely worth a read. Short on time? Fear not, we’ve pulled out the best lines here…

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The 7 big questions about Alternative Investments

In the current market, the search for a decent return is driving more people to consider alternative investments. One attractive option is the Foreign Exchange managed account. To help you understand why, here we explore some of the key considerations with our 7 big questions about Alternative Investments…

Order Book Insight

As we have had a fair few questions recently on the choppy markets and order book trading, I thought it might be nice to provide a little more insight into the current market conditions…

February Review

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry shares his thoughts on trading in February, and looks ahead to what March may bring…

Managed Accounts

We have teamed up with investment managers, TMS Capital Limited, to offer a fully-managed investment solution…

January Review

In the first of his monthly review letters of 2014, Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry gives his views on trading in January…

LFX Infographic: January 2014

January is over so it’s time to check out our monthly infographic, featuring our Systems Performance results from the first month of 2014 plus the best facts and stats from around the world in January….

LFX Infographic: December 2013

January is here so it’s time to check out our monthly infographic, featuring our Systems Performance results from December & the best facts and stats from around the world from 2013…

LFX Infographic: November 2013

It’s our monthly infographic with our Systems Performance results from November & the best facts and stats from around the world…

LFX Infographic: October 2013

Check out our monthly infographic with our Systems Performance results from October, mixed with a few fun, interesting and thought-provoking facts from around the world…

Systems Performance

Here at Littlefish FX, we spend a lot of time designing systems for others to use. See below for links to the current systems we are operating, designed and/or built for ourselves and for others. All of these systems are based on the same underlying order book components with various limitations or structures as per […]

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Forex Trading Courses

Attention class! Launching very soon are our full selection of Forex courses, including: Getting Started with Forex, Order Book Systems, COT Report, Intraday Breakout Strategy and plenty more. All courses are free to all members (of course!) and we’ll send you an email when they become available. Click for more info…

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