Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor (MSTA, CFTe, MFTA) is a Senior Market Specialist at FXCM. He joined the firm in October 2017 and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa and holds the coveted Certified Financial Technician and Master of Financial Technical Analysis qualifications from the International Federation of Technical Analysts. He is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom and combined with his over 20 years of financial markets experience provides resources of a high standard and quality. Russell analyses the financial markets from both a fundamental and technical view and emphasises prudent risk management and good reward-to-risk ratios when trading.

  • The USDOLLAR Shows Upwards Acceleration

    Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results. After a 2020 which saw the greenback's value decline significantly (off the back of the Federal Reserve's unlimited quantitative easing), 2021 has seen the currency stabilise and begin to appreciate. The USDOLLAR has now shifted up a gear. Technically speaking there are a number of positives to the weekly chart above. The USDOLLAR has moved above its black 30-week…

  • FXCM Launches New Podcast, “FXCM Market Talk”

    Earlier this year FXCM launched its podcast titled "FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast." The first episode was uploaded on the 27th of May, with a new weekly episode scheduled for release on a Monday. The podcast is co-hosted by FXCM senior market specialists Russell Shor and Nikos Tzabouras. Listen weekly each Monday Spotify iTunes Sticher The investing space has a lot of competition when is comes…

  • Top 4 UK Stocks To Watch for Q3 2021

    Although the UK100 is off of its pandemic lows it has lagged other indexes such as the GER30 and SPX500. Nevertheless, there are certainly companies which are performing well with potential upside ahead. In this article we look at 4 companies that either have good fundamental underpinnings, share price momentum, or significant company changes that may unlock shareholder value. Moreover, the following 4 companies are well placed to take advantage…

  • Top 5 US Stocks To Watch for Q3 2021

    The second quarter earnings season was very good with over 80% of S&P 500 companies reporting an earnings surprise. Moreover, stock indexes performed strongly with FXCM's SPX500 up 8.25%, the NAS100 up 11.5% and the US2000 coming in at 4.3% During the pandemic period, growth companies have outperformed their value counterparts. This is largely due to the benefit that these companies have received from the lower rate environment as central…

  • Tapering and the Growth/Value Tension

    The Fed is currently injecting $120bn into the economy every month via its quantitative easing programme. It is doing this by buying $80bn of Treasuries and $40bn of agency mortgage-backed securities and is committed to this until it has achieved "substantial further progress" on meeting its mandates of price stability and full employment. However, substantial progress does seem to have been made in this regard. The payrolls number for July…

  • The New ECB Monetary Policy Strategy and the EURUSD

    The ECB Changes Monetary Policy Strategy to Symmetric Target On 8 July the ECB announced its new monetary policy strategy of symmetric 2% inflation over the medium term. The target is symmetric in that any deviation, be it positive or negative, is regarded as "equally undesirable." Market participants were eager to learn more and there was a keen focus on the ECB statement and President's Lagarde's press conference on 22…

  • Automatic Stabilisers and Expansionary Fiscal Policy

    Governments utilise a mix of spending and taxation to meet economic objectives. This is typically referred to as fiscal policy and is used to affect the level of aggregate demand in an economy. Governments will also use fiscal policy to aid in with wealth distribution and to allocate resources to the various sectors of an economy. Fiscal policy may be expansionary or contractionary and depends on the goals and objectives…

  • The Fed May Lack the Flexibility That Other Central Banks Enjoy

    Central Banks Introduce Hawkishness On 21 April, the Bank of Canada was the first industrial country's central bank to signal a reduction in stimulus and a normalisation of monetary policy. Since then, there has been a hint of hawkish sentiment from the Bank of England by chief economist Andy Haldane who views inflation as an increasing threat. We have also seen a positive statement from the Reserve Bank of New…

  • The RBA Response to Covid Supported Employment

    Australian Unemployment and the RBA's Response During the Covid Pandemic The Reserve Bank of Australia or RBA is Australia's central bank. It is the custodian of the country's monetary policy and aims to contribute to: The stability of the currency of Australia; The maintenance of full employment in Australia; and The economic prosperity and welfare of the people of Australia. As the central bank decides on and institutes its various…

  • Ethereum (ETH) Vs Bitcoin (BTC)

    Since their inception, the role of cryptocurrencies in global finance has been a hotly-debated issue. Advocates and detractors have often clashed on the definition, value and regulation of virtual money. Despite the controversy, the onset of the 2020 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic gave many cryptos reputations as being viable stores of wealth and modes of transaction. During this uncertain period, Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) led the mainstream adoption of digital…

  • Is Forex Trading A Scam?

    The foreign currency exchange, or forex (FX), is a decentralised, electronic marketplace. It's the world's single largest trading venue and includes a wide variety of participants from every corner of the earth. Institutional investors, retail traders and liquidity providers engage the forex on a 24/5 basis, generating average daily volumes upwards of US$6 trillion. The robust participation promotes consistent liquidity and volatility, two attributes conducive to the creation of hedging…

Disclosure
*

FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which includes but are not limited to adding a mark-up to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers, adding a mark-up to rollover, etc. Commission-based pricing is applicable to Active Trader account types.

Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, other information, or links to third-party sites contained on this website are provided on an "as-is" basis, as general market commentary and do not constitute investment advice. The market commentary has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research, and it is therefore not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of dissemination. Although this commentary is not produced by an independent source, FXCM takes all sufficient steps to eliminate or prevent any conflicts of interests arising out of the production and dissemination of this communication. The employees of FXCM commit to acting in the clients' best interests and represent their views without misleading, deceiving, or otherwise impairing the clients' ability to make informed investment decisions. For more information about the FXCM's internal organizational and administrative arrangements for the prevention of conflicts, please refer to the Firms' Managing Conflicts Policy. Please ensure that you read and understand our Full Disclaimer and Liability provision concerning the foregoing Information, which can be accessed here.

Spreads Widget: When static spreads are displayed, the figures reflect a time-stamped snapshot as of when the market closes. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays, or for actions relying on this information.

Risk Warning: Our service includes products that are traded on margin and carry a risk of losses in excess of your deposited funds. The products may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.

${getInstrumentData.name} / ${getInstrumentData.ticker} /

Exchange: ${getInstrumentData.exchange}

${getInstrumentData.bid} ${getInstrumentData.divCcy} ${getInstrumentData.priceChange} (${getInstrumentData.percentChange}%) ${getInstrumentData.priceChange} (${getInstrumentData.percentChange}%)