April 18, 2018.

The dollar index traded higher as investors focus turned to the earnings season and the strong results from US financials and blue chips. FX markets traded mostly sideways while the winners in the markets were equities as all global markets rallied after a strong US session. OIL went thru another volatile day ahead of the inventories number today, trading at one point under 65.5$ per barrel then reversing to close above 66.5$. Gold was flat on the day despite strength in commodities and a stronger dollar.

UK CPI at 9:30 am, BOC rate decision at 3 pm and OIL Inventories at 3:30 pm are the important news on the agenda Wednesday.

 

MarketGBPUSDUSDJPYEURJPYEURUSDGOLDOIL
17.4.2018-0.34%-0.09-0.18%-0.08%-0.08%0.47%
USDMXNUSDCHFAUDUSDAUDJPYUSDCADSilverPlatinum
 0.05%0.6%-0.09%-0.2%-0.13%0.65%0.74%
Dollar IndexDAXFTSE100CAC40EURSXX50NIKKEI225CSI300
0.15%1.57%0.39%0.76%1.02%1.43%-0.69%
1 YEAR4.86%1.1%7.29%2%20.31%7.51%

                     

                       

  Swing trades follow up  

TradeEntry pricePositionOpen profitDate triggeredStop lossRemarks today
GBPUSD43000.7-2017/44270New position
       
GBPCAD80010.7-4816/47992Stopped out
EURAUD59100.7-9016/45893Stopped out
SP50026461065011/42646SL  changed
OIL62.52412529/465.99Stopped out
       
OPEN PROFIT  $630