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Lawrence
(Tennessee, United States)
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Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
8 years ago
Aug 10, 2011 4:12
Dave, Cat or anyone who knows metals... How can gold go parabolic while silver muddles lower? These metals don't move in lock step, but this divergence seems extreme.
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
8 years ago
Aug 10, 2011 4:06
Ashraf, why is silver declining while gold goes parabolic? All the other currency movements over the past few days make sense to me, but this one has me baffled.
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
9 years ago
Mar 17, 2011 4:01
Ashraf, why don't the markets perceive NOK as a "safe haven" currency. Both EUR and USD have strengthened against NOK in this crisis, but NOK is better on sovereign debt and interest rate. Ergo, safer haven. And nobody uses EUR to fund carry trade, do they? What am I missing?

Catnip, you are a fundamentals trader. Any thoughts?
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
9 years ago
Mar 17, 2011 3:50
I trade part time, so I miss most of the intra-day opportunities. So I'm out of the market for now. However, I remember seeing a few articles in the past few months saying "the carry trade is back" as if that was some sort of revelation. The carry trade is temporarily off, but it will return once Japan fears subside. Then interest differentials that have been driving AUD, NZD, and even GBP will be back in play, and CHF, USD, and JPY will be sold off once again. I expect to make nice profits when interest rate fundamentals come back into play. Until then, I'll enjoy reading everyone's posts...

BTW, Ashraf's book does a great job of explaining the carry trade, and how enormous these currency flows are. The lengths of recent candles illustrate that point well. Come to think of it, I should probably re-read those chapters while I wait for the markets to settle down.
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
9 years ago
Mar 10, 2011 4:07
Ashraf, I've not taken your advice so far on CADNZD. I hope there's a bit more steam left in this trade as I'm finally gonna take the plunge. Short at .7133.
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
9 years ago
Mar 4, 2011 1:44
Thanks for the insight, Ashraf. And good luck with your future plans.
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
9 years ago
Mar 3, 2011 2:04
Ashraf,

Has Gold and AUD correlation broken down? Do you still see gold at $1550 in the near future?
Lawrence
Tennessee , United States
Posted Anonymously
9 years ago
Mar 1, 2011 2:27
Anyone here follow the Baltic Dry Index (BDI)? Now sitting at Jan 2009 levels. Nor is looking for AUDUSD at $1.10, but I wonder if shipping of coal, copper, etc, is slowing down in Asia. AUD is my favorite, but I am hesitating...
Lawrence
Tennessee , United States
Posted Anonymously
9 years ago
Feb 24, 2011 5:28
In Thread: USD
New Pip, the US is Canada's biggest trading partner. I doubt the loonie will be allowed to fall too fast, regardless of oil prices. Of course, the SNB couldn't fight the markets forever, so there's only so much a central banker can do.
Lawrence
Tennessee, United States
Posts: 14
9 years ago
Feb 24, 2011 5:21
In Thread: USD
Rob, could be a triple bottom or a double top. Suspect a triple bottom but waiting to see a real bottom. The spot is far away from 100 and 200 day averages, so the rubber band shouldn't stretch too much further. I've been watching this pair all week, but have no firm convictions yet.