Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

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  • USDOLLAR reversal still an option but it needs to catch up to rates

    FXCM’s USDOLLAR basket appears to be charting a head and shoulders top. This pattern is a reversal in trend from uptrend to downtrend. The pattern is yet to complete, and we note the pattern completion gap i.e., the price to neckline gap. However, the weekly RSI is below 50 (green rectangle), which suggests a bearish momentum is present. The longer the indicator maintains below 50, the more pressure will be…

  • FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast (Ep. 72)

    As PCE shows signs of moderation, OPEC+ announces supply cut of more than 1m barrels per day from May. FXCM senior market specialists, Russell Shor and Nikos Tzabouras discuss its potential impact on inflation. This Friday sees the NFP release and the RBA and RBNZ are due to announce expected rate hikes on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. This week also has PMI releases. Please join us for the conversation.

  • NAS100 weekly trend accelerates upwards

    The NAS100 weekly has charted a series of higher troughs (HT) followed by higher peaks. Trendlines are instructive in terms of measuring momentum. In this regard, the trendline gradient has shifted up from green to orange. I.e., the momentum of the NAS100’s trend has accelerated. The RSI indicator is above 50 (green rectangle). The longer it maintains on the bullish side of 50, the higher the likelihood of further price…

  • Shares under pressure at end of tumultuous week

    Shares are declining to end a volatile week with further losses, as concerns over the health of banks intensified due to a decline in Deutsche Bank's stock. At the open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.5%, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite falling 0.6%. Despite Friday's losses, the indexes were expected to finish the week with gains. However, investors remained wary due to the surge in the…

  • Dollar is being driven by Yellen

    The Federal Reserve's communication contributed to pressure on the dollar. The US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, has taken the spotlight as a market driver. On Wednesday, her announcement on "blanket" bank deposit insurance overshadowed the dovish Fed hike.

  • BoE hikes by 25 bps, in line with Fed

    The Bank of England has increased its key interest rate by a quarter point, in line with the Federal Reserve's action. The decision was made amid concerns about the health of banks, which have unsettled financial markets worldwide. Despite this threat to financial stability, inflation in the U.K. is still in double digits, which has prompted the need for further policy tightening by BoE Governor Andrew Bailey.

  • EURUSD supported despite Fed 25bps hike

    The Fed raised the policy rate by 25 bps to 4.75%-5%. However, its rhetoric is more dovish than the ECB’s, which is EURUSD supportive. The spread between the German and US 2-year notes (top chart) has charted a series of higher troughs followed by higher peaks. This denotes the relative hawkishness of the ECB over the Fed. The EURUSD is sensitive to this spread with a correlation coefficient of 84%.…

  • BoE likely to hike by 25 bps tomorrow, following higher inflation print

    The Bank of England faces rising core inflation, with a recent increase to 6.2% from 5.8% in January. Service-sector inflation is a concern, with hospitality inflation proving difficult to combat. The Bank is paying close attention to inflation numbers and is likely to announce a 25bp rate hike, but will reiterate its commitment to using tools for financial stability. If broader inflation data continues to improve, the Bank may pause…

  • Fed faces tough decision

    The Federal Reserve is facing one of its toughest decisions yet in terms of interest rates due to recent banking turmoil. Although the Fed had been preparing for another data-driven rate hike just a few weeks ago, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has led to a banking panic that has made the decision more complicated. As the Fed meets, officials must carefully consider how much weight to give the…


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