Author Archives: Barry Battista

About Barry Battista

I am a software guy that started trading in 2006. I have been trading the news for a living ever since. Eventually I wrote some code to help a friend and I improve our odds, and gradually the software took on a life of its own. My intention is to adapt this trading style to the ever changing Forex markets to always provide the trader with the tools and information to give them the maximum odds of a profitable trade.

The future and week of July 5 – 10, 2020

The deviation for the NFP was huge but the spike was only about 20 with an instant retracement. It is difficult to say when the markets will start behaving normally again, but it is impossible to make any money in … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trade for Thursday, July 2, 2020

8:30 AM EDT US Non-Farm Employment Change XAU/USD It is expected the US will gain a little over 3 million jobs for June. This seems reasonable but it could deviate quite drastically from that number. I doubt we will see … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trade for Tuesday, June 30, 2020

8:30 AM EDT CAD GDP USD/CAD The GDP is forecast to drop from -7.2% to -10.5%. I personally would not expect a big move, or even a small move, if they miss their guess by a lot. We are still … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trades for week of June 28 – July 3, 2020

The one trade this past week was an interest rate that did not change. For the upcoming week the trades I will post are: Tue 8:30 AM – CAD GDP Thu 8:30 AM US Non-Farm Employment Change The CAD trade … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trade for Tuesday, June 23, 2020

10:00 PM EDT NZD Official Cash Rate NZD/USD The rate is at 0.25% (like most everybody elses rate), and it is expected the rate will be left there for now. Since the Kiwi numbers are reported quarterly for CPI and … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trades for week of June 21 – 26, 2020

We continue to limp along in this bizarre year. Many economies are starting to bounce back, so I am expecting thing to begin to return to a degree of normalcy with the June numbers (coming out in July). I thought … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trade for Thursday, June 18, 2020

7:00 AM EDT UK Official Bank Rate GBP/USD The rate is expected to remain at 0.10% and the MPC is expected to vote 0-0-9 to leave the rate where it is for now. It seems quite unlikely anyone would vote … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trades for Wednesday, June 17, 2020

8:30 AM EDT CAD CPI USD/CAD The forecast is for the CPI number to go from -0.7% to 0.8%, a 1.5% change. It is expected the economy in Canada is recovering quickly also. Not sure if we will see much … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trades for week of June 14 – 19, 2020

This past week had only 2 trades. The US interest rate remained the same. The CPI deviated by only .1 though it came back from -0.8% to -0.1%. I missed the trade so not sure if there was any movement. … Continue reading

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Forex News Trading: Trades for Wednesday, June 10, 2020

8:30 AM EDT US CPI XAU/USD The forecast is the the CPI to go from -0.8 to 0.0%. The CPI should return to normal within another month or two. Whether the markets will react to this or not remains to … Continue reading

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