Best Events of Summer 2014

We don’t know about you, but post-bank holiday weekend blues and a dreary weather forecast has got us counting down to the first day of summer (21st June, FYI). Here’s our rundown of the Top 10 events that need to be on your summer calendar, from music festivals and racing to football and cycling…

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French and German Flash Manufacturing PMI Preview

After an Easter week with very light data, several key European statistics are scheduled for Wednesday: including the French and German Flash Manufacturing PMI to be released before the cumulative European ones…

UK Retail Sales Preview: Optimistic Signs for Retail

Consumer spending has almost returned to pre-recession levels but this can be attributed to the amount of disposable income which has increased tremendously over the past two years. It can be hypothesized that retail sales are growing naturally which signifies an optimistic future for the retail industry…

Slow Return To The Markets Following Easter With Stocks In Focus

On Tuesday, US existing homes sales came in better than the quite pessimistic forecast although was still the lowest reading for years, but everybody seems to be waiting for Wednesday with a packed data calendar consisting of European PMI releases, Aussie CPI and further home sales data from the US…

Weekly COT Analysis

We saw stagnated markets last week as we were heading into a long weekend; liquidity saw a decline and traders just weren’t interested…

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…

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…

Understanding and Using Ichimoku

Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (often refered to as Ichimoku or simply Ichi), is a method of technical analysis developed by a Japanese journalist. Here’s all you need to know about it in our latest Learn with Littlefish…

Top Ten Pranks from the Trading Floor

Inspired by April Fool’s Day, we take a look at some famous pranks from the trading floor…

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Five Lessons Learnt This Week

This week’s Five Lessons are the stuff of nightmares, featuring killer birds, haunted islands, and the symptoms that show you’re turning into your dad…

GBP% Index Hits Double Top – Dollar Strong

UK data is undoubtedly on fire at the moment so regardless of Dollar strength we have rallied up to major resistance for the GBP% index, however the break of double top to a fresh major high may take a few attempts. With US bond yields and the Dollar rallying we could see some profit taking […]

Will Jobless Claims Pick the Dollar Off The Floor?

“The Ukrainian crisis in addition to the on-going Chinese economic slowdown episode haven’t trigged risk-off sentiment yet. The US Dollar strengthened against the Dollar-bloc currencies (see my last article What’s next for the Dollar-Bloc currencies) and the yen, but remains weak against the Euro and the British pound.”

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Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: expected rise to offer Dollar support

“This month’s reading is expected to rise and there is no reason to believe that expectations will be disappointed.”

Video: Technical Analysis – Midweek Update

Sophia Todorova, LFX’s queen of price action trading, takes a look at key FX crosses in her midweek Technical Analysis video, and all exclusively for us here at Littlefish FX…

Pound Laughs In The Face Of The Dollar Bounce

We are technically in a dollar bounce, having rallied away from oversold for the index, however the UK data was enough to slow down the dollar’s ascent…

The LFX Guide To: Easter Eggs

It’s Easter on Sunday, which means the biggest influx of chocolate since Christmas is on its way. Whether it’s for yourself or a gift, make sure you snap up one of this year’s best eggs with our guide to 2014′s top Easter Eggs, including eggs that look like penguins, taste like hot cross buns, and cost up to £5 million…

Volume Spread Analysis

Within the Forex community, not much is talked about volume. Volume Spread Analysis is a method of comparing the spread of a candle ie. The price high – price low for that period of time and comparing that with the volume traded during that time…

ECB Tough-Talk Will Not Work – Action Needed

UK data was fairly flat on Tuesday with CPI printing as low as expected. German ZEW also came in low which has added to dollar strength following a bounce from very oversold levels.Tuesday afternoon sees the critical US CPI release which will be closely watched although likely quite a lame number as usual. Ultimately if […]

Weekly COT Analysis

There has been little change in the market overall and the market remains bearish on JPY and CAD and bullish on CHF, GBP and EUR…

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Draghi And Co Suggest Further QE Ambitions

Over the weekend Draghi made further comments regarding the Euro exchange rate being a concern and that if it continues to rally they may consider QE. Draghi must also be aware that it is only half of the puzzle, with the lacklustre performance from America half of the problem via the EURUSD exchange rate. As […]

Video: Forex Technical Analysis – Week Ahead

Sophia Todorova, LFX’s queen of price action trading, takes a look at key Forex crosses in her Week Ahead Technical Summary video. All exclusively for us here at Littlefish FX…

Moving Average Myth Buster: Part 3

Here we will look at tailoring the moving averages to suit each pair, although it comes with a strong warning at the end, and for good reason…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

It’s that time again! This week’s lessons have taught us why we should all have parrot bodyguards, what a breath of fresh air will cost you in Bejing and which part of your Sunday morning fry-up is contributing to global warming…

What’s next for the Dollar-Bloc currencies?

On Wednesday, the Fed released its minutes of the last FOMC meeting (March 18-19) and we saw that the US policymakers were less hawkish than expected, easing rate hike speculation. Despite the last two NFP good prints and unemployment rate standing slightly above the ‘once-to-be’ 6.5-percent threshold (6.7% in March), the recovery is still fragile according to Fed officials…

Video: Technical Analysis – Midweek Update

Sophia Todorova, LFX’s queen of price action trading, takes a look at key FX crosses in her midweek Technical Analysis video (10th April), and all exclusively for us here at Littlefish FX…

FOMC Minutes Ambiguity Further Crushes The Dollar

During Yellen’s Q&A session after the FOMC there was much talk about tightening. The FOMC minutes however tell a different story…

Chinese CPI Preview

The Chinese economy is slowing despite the Chinese trying to keep a hat on it with false invoicing. Which begs the question; should we be getting a little nervous about the concerns over China’s growth prospects?

An introduction to Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands are a technical analysis tool invented by John Bollinger. Basically, they work by measuring the “highness” or “lowness” of a price, compared to previous trades. Find out all about them here…

Aussie Unemployment Rate and Employment Change

After a prolonged period of depreciation, market participants are observing the interesting strength of the Australian Dollar in order to exploit future swings. At the last conference Glen Stevens, RBA head, left interest rates at a historical low level of 2.5% , underlining the improvements in the Australian economy…

Moving Average Myth Buster: Part 2

Following on for our previous analysis of the performance of crossover strategies using some of the most commonly adopted moving averages, we felt it only fair to do the same for a few other major currency pairs…

Pound Rockets Taking Risk FX With It

Our hopes of a dollar rally have been once again dashed with a convincing break of support for the USD% index. Everything worked against the dollar on Tuesday, the Yen strengthened following the BOJ policy announcement, then the pound smashed expectations for Manufacturing Production which all added to the sharp failure of the dollar. We’ve […]

Weekly COT Analysis

There has been a slight shift in the favour of commodity currencies with AUD longs extending, however CAD is still net short for the meantime but AUD is almost flat. EUR remains the largest net long currency; with JPY seeing the largest w/w bearish build up, due to the shift in the global outlook for growth and risk…

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Bank of Japan Policy Preview

“The Bank of Japan is expected to express a view as to the ability of the economy to be able to weather a sales tax increase (in April) without extra support”

Video: Forex Technical Analysis – Week Ahead

Sophia Todorova, LFX’s queen of price action trading, takes a look at key Forex crosses in her Week Ahead Technical Summary video. All exclusively for us here at Littlefish FX…

Could We Finally See A Longer Term Dollar Rally Here?

Monday is a Chinese bank holiday and has few tier one data releases. As such the moves may be quite slow and trading conditions quite thin. We do have the prospect of a potentially new trend to trade though so it will be interesting to see if we get some dollar strength. Last week’s hold […]

Laughing All The Way To The Central Bank

With the last ECB hold on rates and no further action showing such a bullish response and as such every FX analyst under the sun saying buy Euros on a hold on rates, it will come as no shock to those who have traded for a considerable amount of time that the market did the […]

ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI Preview

This month’s NMI is forecasted to be 53.5 which is a 1.9% point increase from February’s 51.6. This means that this is expected to be the 50th consecutive month with economic growth in the non-manufacturing industry…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

This week a new month started, we fell for more than a few April Fool’s day tricks, and, of course, we learnt some valuable lessons. This week’s pearls of wisdom included how not to dance like your dad, why the Sahara desert is moving to London and that you can eat bricks (if you’re ever hungry enough)…

NFP Preview

NFP saw an increase of 175K in February with unemployment coming in at 6.7%. There was severe winter weather during the last period which will have had a larger impact on the average weekly hours than employment and could lead to an increase in jobs to fill the gap from last month…

Littlefish on Tour: Brands Hatch

A few of us from Littlefish HQ popped over to Brands Hatch for their media day and to catch up with F3 driver Lee Morgan. There were interviews with racing drivers and some big fish in the racing world, plenty of track action and the best bacon sandwiches on the racing circuit, as confirmed by Motorsport Vision Racing chief exec, Jonathan Palmer. Here’s what we got up to…

Japanese Sales Tax hike: how will the market react?

The 1st April 2014 will be remembered as a significant day in the history of Japan: the change in consumption tax, which is rising from 5% to 8%, came into force after Japanese Prime Minister Abe decided to increase the sales tax last October…

Grind To A Halt Ahead Of The ECB

An important day for the markets. Many have hypothesised over the outcome for today’s ECB meeting in terms of possible increases to stimulus, or changes in benchmark rates and the results seems fairly conclusive: it could go either way!

Australian Retail Sales and Balance of Trade

A strong rise in retail sales, as seen above, has boosted expectations of a further rise occurring; although the RBA has announced its belief that this improvement will manifest itself “below trend”…

Purchasing Power Parity

Purchasing power parity (PPP) is an economic theorem used to determine the relative value of currencies. The principle was originally developed at the school of Salamanca in the 16th century. However, its modern form is due to Gustav Cassel (about 1918) and concerns itself with the ‘Law of One Price’…

Video: Technical Analysis – Midweek Update

Sophia Todorova, LFX’s queen of price action trading, takes a look at key FX crosses in her midweek Technical Analysis video (3rd April), and all exclusively for us here at Littlefish FX…

March Review

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

Could This Poor EUR Data Allow For Longs Ahead of ECB?

After Tuesday’s upbeat Euro data, QoQ GDP for the Eurozone came in below par at 0.2% vs 0.3% forecast with a flat year on year figure. This was then backed up by poor EUR PPI numbers to cause a drop from highs for the Euro. With our suspicion is that the ECB will still not […]

Euro Positive and Pound Negative Data Ahead of ISM

Wednesday’s Asian session saw the release of a fairly neutral RBA statement after a hold on rates, as such we have seen some AUD% index profit taking from a strong resistance area after a choppy few hours for the Aussie. We also had a poorer than expected HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI out of china which […]

10 Best April Fool’s Day Pranks of All Time

Whether you’re after an idea for a prank or just a reminder to keep your eyes open (and not to believe everything you read) so you don’t caught out, it’s here in our rundown of the best April Fool’s Day Pranks of All Time…

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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 […]

WIN! New Book: The Investor’s Paradox

This month we are giving away five copies of Brian Portnoy’s book “The Investor’s Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice”…

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…

Trading the USD/JPY

Outlining some of the important things you should know in order to begin planning your USD/JPY trades…

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An Introduction to Intermarket Analysis

Through intermarket analysis, analysts try to identify current economic conditions and make well informed investment decisions…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

The last week of March has taught us some interesting lessons, including the importance of checking what you’re texting, how we’ll be holidaying in the future and why not to swallow a fork…

The LFX Guide to: Mother’s Day Presents

If you didn’t already know (in which case, your mothers have us to thank for reminding you) this Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK. Make sure you show your mother how much you love her with our helpful guide to the best presents, from the traditional and thoughtful to the quirky and unexpected, and not an overpriced bouquet in sight…

7 ways to keep fit during the busy trading week

It’s coming up to the end of March, and most of us probably need a little extra motivation to keep those New Year’s Resolutions going. If one of them was to keep fit and exercise more, then here are our top picks for the best ways to cram a workout or two into your busy trading week…

11 Books Every Serious Trader Should Have Read

Whether you’re a veteran shark or the littlest of littlefish, you can’t call yourself a trader until you’ve read your way through this list. It’s got everything from memoirs and biographies of the most notorious traders in history to the newest trading strategies. If there’s a trading lesson to be learnt, it’s here…

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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11 Best Cars of 2014

Last week, a couple of us from Littlefish HQ went to the launch of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, and it’s given us the petrol bug. Here are our picks of the best new cars set to be launched in 2014…

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The 7 best trading films of all time

Martin Scorsese’s gripping new film The Wolf of Wall Street, is far from the first effort from Hollywood at depicting the world of trading. Here are Littlefish FX’s seven best trading films of all time…

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…

Dates For Your Diary: 24th – 30th March

We’ve got your week’s events and history lessons covered with a fresh set of Dates for you Diary. Here’s why you’ll be stabbing all of your food with a stick, reminding your mother how much you love her, and why you’ll be taking a moment to remember Harry Houdini.

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

Another week, another five lessons. This week, we’ve learnt not to compete with a robot, how EE managed to be the most and least reliable UK mobile network in the same week, and why taking a make-up free selfie can raise money for charity…

Top 7 Travel Gadgets You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

We’re giving you the lowdown on the gadgets you need to take with you on your travels this year. There’s a gadget for everything from trading from your deckchair to having a proper cup of coffee in your tent in the wilderness…

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Dates For Your Diary: 17th – 23rd March

We’ve got your week’s alternative dates covered with a fresh set of Dates for your Diary. This week you’ll be toasting St Patrick, acting like a toddler, and enjoying the March Equinox.

Know Your Chart Patterns

Here we take a look at how you can use chart patterns to give you an understanding of the buying and selling that’s taking place in the market. Chart patterns can help you analyse the market and forecast your trading strategy…

Trading With MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) is a strategy which utilises moving average lines, which are created by previous price trends. It was developed by Gerald Appel in the 1970’s and in 1986, Thomas Aspray added a further component to it (the histogram) to bring it its current state…

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…

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Using Stochastics

‘Stochastics’ (or to give its full name, ‘Stochastic Oscillator’), is a momentum indicator used to provide insight into potential market direction. Here’s everything you need to know about it…

The advantages of charting with an Index

Indexes allow you to compare a number of charts that contain the two currencies you want to trade, for example EURUSD. This is a vital way of ensuring you are not dealing in a currency which has become overpriced. So how do you do it? Read on to find out…

An introduction to Scaling In

In the latest article from our Learn with Littlefish series, it’s time to cast our eyes over some strategies for scaling into a position, a common FX trading technique used with Pin Bars…

Trading Tactics With Bill And Ted: #5 Risk Management

The LFX lads are back – but in a new venue it seems – with their latest educational trading chat, following on from last week’s discussion all about Pivot Points. This week, they discuss the important topic of Risk Management…

Trading Tactics with Bill and Ted: #4 Pivot Points

LFX’s favourite double act are back for another week, returning to their usual rendezvous point – the Littlefish Arms – to discuss trading tactics. This week, they’re talking Pivot Points…

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…

Trader Development Programme

Here at Littlefish FX, we are launching our inaugural Trader Development Programme, a 12-week course comprising a wealth of tutorials, practical examples and trading on a demo account. Find out more…

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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…

LFX Infographic: September 2013

It’s a new month, which can mean but one thing – our monthly infographic with our Systems Performance results from September, mixed with the best facts and stats from the Littlefish office and around the world…

RTAS Order Book System Performance

Say hello to the Littlefish FX jewel in the crown – our RTAS Order Book System. Here are the latest system performance results…

LFX Infographic: August 2013

It’s time to say Salut to September, but before we say Adieu to August, here’s our infographic with the best facts and stats from from the Littlefish office and around the world…

Systems Performance & Signals Subscription

Our system charts and performance stats. Read below for how to subscribe to our Signal Trading services. Signals and Mirror Trading Subscribe to the signals using the buttons for your desired system above. Details will then be sent to you via email about how to complete setup on your machine. You will also have access […]

LFX Infographic: July 2013

How much is a Big Mac in China? What’s the unemployment rate in Spain compared to the US and UK? And just how did Littlefish FX do last month? Check out our July performance, plus some of the best facts and stats from the month, in our latest Littlefish FX Infographic…

Buy: Indicators, eBooks & Strategies

Our Littlefish FX Trading tools – available to download instantly – include Add-ons, EBooks, Indicators, Strategies and Tick Data (coming soon).

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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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