In an era of shifting political winds globally, a typhoon swept through Japan as the country went to vote over the weekend in a snap election called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Jason Pfaff combines sophisticated mathematics and quantitative science with macro research to produce guidance for forex and commodity options traders. By combining mathematical insights with fundamental analysis, he analyzes opportunities in binary options markets. As a forecaster for the US government's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), he predicted energy prices, GDP and other economic indicators, election results, and future forex rates for countries all over the world. Jason is a best-selling author and lifelong educator, able to take highly technical subject matter and make it accessible. He's a native of Oklahoma, which explains his love of college football, BBQ and oil markets.
The release of the initial weekly jobless claims has provided some drama in recent weeks, as uncertainty flowing from the impact of twin storms on the nations employment market dominated the talk a
By Jason Pfaff, September 26, 2017
The price of oil has broken through to a new level of support, with WTI crude holding above $50 for several sessions.
By Jason Pfaff, September 25, 2017
Looking in the rear view, oil has been trapped in a brutally restrictive range for months waiting for a signal to establish new levels.
By Jason Pfaff, September 20, 2017
With twin historic storms in the rear view and the normal seasonal changes in electricity demand afoot, the focus in natural gas markets will slowly begin to transition to more conventional market
By Jason Pfaff, September 18, 2017
From January through the end of August 2017, Initial Weekly Jobless claims enjoyed a remarkably consistent run, landing in a range between 261,000 and 232,000 each week of this year.
By Jason Pfaff, September 12, 2017
For the past year and a half, the United Kingdom economy and monetary policy has been defined almost singularly by Brexit. One of the most immediate impacts of Brexit was felt in the Pound.
By Jason Pfaff, September 11, 2017
Setting aside the noise produced by historic events to concentrate on market signals can always be challenging, and this is certainly true in this week’s energy markets.
By Jason Pfaff, September 07, 2017
As recently as three weeks ago, before we heard of Harvey or Irma or could imagine the destruction these storms are capable of, the complex terrain of the global oil market formed a more straightfo
By Jason Pfaff, September 06, 2017
Even with twenty-four hour news cycles, massive troves of data to sift through, and seemingly unlimited computing power, traders and analysts can still be caught off guard by the release of complet
By Jason Pfaff, September 05, 2017
Broad attitudes towards risk and changes in risk sentiment used to be something that was considered annually or monthly.
By Jason Pfaff, September 01, 2017
The economic outlook in the US has brightened recently as new data has trended positive and served to strengthen the oulook for the US economy.
By Jason Pfaff, August 31, 2017