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Forex Analysis and Trading: Effective Top-Down Strategies Combining Fundamental, Position, and Technical Analyses

ISBN: 978-0-470-88548-2
261 pages
May 2010
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The forex market is huge and offers tremendous trading opportunities. There are many different tools for analyzing the forex market. But what are the best tools and the best ways to use them to trade most effectively?

Forex Analysis and Trading organizes the most widely used—although disparate—approaches to forex analysis into one synergistic, robust, and powerful framework. This system draws on fundamental, position, and technical analyses to identify profitable currency positions, enabling traders to make the best decisions regarding major currencies.

Marta and Brusuelas are forex trading professionals with years of experience analyzing and trading every major currency.

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Table of Contents


PART I Fundamental Analysis.

Chapter 1 Purchasing Power Parity.

Chapter 2 Real Exchange Rates and the External Balance.

Chapter 3 Exchange-Rate Determination over the Medium Term: Parity Conditions, Capital Flows, and Current Account.

Chapter 4 Fair-Value Regressions.

PART II Market Sentiment and Positioning.

Chapter 5 Futures Non-Commercial Positioning.

Chapter 6 Risk Reversals.

PART III Technical Analysis.

Chapter 7 Trend-Following Indicators.

Chapter 8 Oscillators.

Chapter 9 Technical Pattern Recognition.

Case Studies.



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Author Information

T.J. Marta is Founder and Chief Market Strategist of Marta on the Markets, LLC. He is Editor and Publisher of the daily Morning Minute and a regular contributor to the Overnight Express and FXstreet.com. T.J. is a respected strategist and speaker with more than 20 years of Wall Street and business experience. Marta uses his technical knowledge, market experience and passion for history to provide not only context for global developments, but more importantly, the investment implications of those developments.
T.J. has served as a US trading floor economist, fixed income strategist and G10 currency strategist at two of the largest financial services firms in the world: RBC and Citigroup.  His professional affiliations include the National Association for Business Economics and the Money Marketeers of NYU's Stern School. Marta holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and an MBA from the Stern School at New York University.

Joseph Brusuelas is Director at Moody's Economy.com and is a well-known economist in the financial sector. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Economist at Merk Funds and Chief U.S. Economist at IDEAglobal. His primary fields of interest are monetary policy, fixed income, currencies and commodities. Brusuelas was named the best forecaster during the month of August 2009 by Marketwatch/Dow Jones.

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