Russell Shor

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

  • Bitcoin breaches $57,000 even whilst regulators remain uncomfortable regarding cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin traded as high as $57,030 today and is currently trading just below $57,000. This is the highest level since 2021. The cryptocurrency has risen 34% since the start of 2024, driven largely by expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut rates this year, and the start of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds. Another factor is that the next bitcoin halving is due on 19 April.

  • SPX500 has healthy undertones despite being overbought

    The SPX500 is overbought as per its weekly RSI (green rectangle), largely due to the artificial intelligence narrative. In this regard, some of the index’s top constituents by market capitalisation, not surprisingly, are also overbought, contributing to the overall heat of the index. Examples include Meta, NVidia, and Amazon.com amongst others.

  • JPN225 reaches new high after almost 35 years

    Japan’s Nikkei 225 (JPN225) hit a record today, trading at a high of 39,178. This is higher than the previous high of 38,915 reached in 1989. The Japanese index has been powered by a weaker yen, strong earnings, and investor-friendly measures.

  • Gold drifts sideways but awaits FOMC release

    Gold has drifted sideways for 2024 (blue arrow). There was a brief impulse up during December 2023 as markets priced in the first rate cut for 2024 in March. This was relatively short-lived, with the first rate cut being pushed back to June.

  • GBPUSD declines as UK slips into technical recession

    The UK economy has dipped into a technical recession with two straight quarters of negative growth. The Office of National statistics said UK GDP printed at -0.3% for the fourth quarter of 2023. This, after the previous quarter came in at -0.1%. All three sectors – services, production, and construction output – showed contraction for the quarter.

  • Price target for Nvidia raised, but the stock is overbought in the near term

    Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, at the World Government Summit in Dubai, said that shifts to accelerated computing are likely to continue and that countries need to build on their AI infrastructure. In an interview Huang said that “There’s about $1 trillion worth of installed base of data centres around the world. And over the course of the next four or five years we’ll have $2 trillion worth of data centres…

  • Bitcoin testing overhead resistance

    Bitcoin has appreciated into a resistance zone around the $49,000 area (red shaded horizontal). Moreover, the daily RSI has moved into overbought territory (green rectangle). It is unlikely that the indicator will stay overbought for long, suggesting that the overhead resistance level may be a key reaction level for the cryptocurrency.

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