In this section is a list of some of the major currency pairs with some general info on each pair underneath, click on the pair you would like to see analysis on.
This is the most popular currency pair in the world, representing the world's two largest economies. The Euro was created to facilitate cross-border trade of European trading partners. Since its inception in 1999, the pair has faced considerable volatility as the world has faced multiple events of volatility such as the tech boom becoming the tech bust, the real estate bubble, and the European Debt Crisis which still has yet to find long-term resolution.
The British Pound against the US Dollar is one of the oldest currency pairings in the world. The pair is often called 'The Cable', as the first transatlantic communication cable run across the floor of the Atlantic, connecting Great Britain with The United States, was used to transmit currency prices between the two economies. 'The Cable' remains a favorite of traders today, accumulating massive interest considering the size of The UK economy.
The Aussie is a currency that has become a favored vehicle of traders in recent years. After a multi-decade commodity boom brought the Australian Dollar to all-time highs against the US Dollar, traders were often attracted by the interest rate differential in the pairing. This allowed traders to earn rollover for being long AUD/USD, while also benefitting from a massive bull run seen in the pair. Of recent, tides have appeared to change as economic difficulties in China coupled with bear markets in metals and many commodities, have created a more opaque picture of the future of Australia's financial prospects.
The New Zealand dollar also known as the Kiwi mainly because, the $1 coin of the currency depicts a kiwi bird. It is one of the 10 most-traded currencies in the world, and gained considerable appeal during the multi-decade commodity boom that took place around the globe. Kiwi appreciation had gotten so high that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand began intervention efforts in 2012, seeking to devalue New Zealand Dollar.
Yen is one of the most traded currencies in the world, especially due to its low interest rate since the Yen is used in carry trades. Recently the Bank of Japan has expanded their purchase of Yen, hoping to overturn the deflation tide to inflation. Doubling this money supply is devaluing the Yen, boosting exports; but, increasing prices of imports at the same time, especially for commodities.