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Barbara NICODEMOUMarket Analyst


Market Analyst, JFD Brokers

Barbara Nicodemou joined JFD Brokers in 2015 as a Market Analyst for the strategy team at JFD Research.

Barbara focuses on analysis of a range of markets including Forex, Indices and Commodities. Her trading approach of the micro – macroeconomic view of the market in collaboration with the technical analysis, creates a trustworthy overview of the market's bias for medium and long-term investing opportunities.

She holds a Bachelor Degree of Mathematics from the University College of London and a Master's Degree in Business Mathematics at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Monday, 27 February 2017 09:39

USD/CAD Next Target to Watch 1.3160

USD/CAD is currently traded just above the support zone at 1.3087, after last week’s test and strong rebound from the key level at 1.3054. For the moment, we would expect some bullish bias raising the pair towards the 1.3160 resistance level.

In the opposite scenario, if the U.S dollar wins over the Canadian dollar and the pair drop below the 1.3045 support level, the next target would 1.2968 strong support barrier.

From the technical point of view, the last cross of the 50-SMA and 100-SMA on the 4-hour chart is supporting the bias for rising. RSI is sloping up attempting to reach 50 level.


Monday, 27 February 2017 09:13

CAC40 Shows a Bearish Bias


Monday, 27 February 2017 09:08

AUD/USD To Test Again 0.7740

The AUD/USD currency pair is forming a range limited by 0.7660 from the downside and 0.7740 from the upper side. In general, the uptrend in the pair is still in force, but the inability to break the upper resistance level after two failed attempts slowed the upward momentum of the pair and thus we expect the pair to test the 0.7660 support level again before it rebounds upward to test the 0.7660 strong resistance level again.

On the other hand, if the U.S. dollar gains momentum and the AUD/USD drops below 0.7595, the next target will be 0.7515. Moreover, this may be the first sign of uptrend reversal.

The 50, 100 and 200 SMAs on the 4-hour chart are still supporting the uptrend momentum. MACD is flat on the zero line, while RSI is breaking over the 50 level signalling continuation of the uptrend for now. 


Monday, 27 February 2017 08:30

Nikkei 225 closes down -0.91% at 19,107.47

The economic calendar for the week ahead is full of data coming out, some of them market makers but though most of them will have a lower impact on the market. Tonight, U.S. President Donald Trump will speak before the congress for his plans, while on Friday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen has a scheduled press conference.

Friday, 24 February 2017 13:35

Canada Jan CPI yoy 2.1% vs 1.6% exp

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