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Another week of extreme movements is behind us, with oil falling lower and the euro still rocked by every headline from the Greek crisis. But now that the markets are closed, it’s time to sit back and enjoy some long term forex related articles. Here are my picks. Enjoy!

Apart from the ongoing mess in Greece, Ben Bernanke took the stage in the past week, and made it clear that QE3 isn’t on the agenda. This may have a long term and positive impact on the dollar.

  • Kathy Lien provides charts of how the end of QE2 can impact EUR/USD and USD/JPY, looking at the impact of the end of the first program.
  • Lior Cohen analyzes the lower Fed forecasts and their impact on oil and gold.
  • Neil Hume talks about growth in the US economy – is it already at stall speed?
  • Larry Greenberg looks back at the time that European countries had their own currencies, and how it may look like if the euro breaks up.
  • Andriy Moraru checks out the best forex sessions to trade, and has an interesting poll about it.
  • Casey Stubbs discusses what to do when the markets are trading sideways. To trade or not to trade?
  • Jay Norris discusses trade expectancy, and why we should care (or not) about it.
  • Adam Kritzer asks if it is possible to trade forex part time.
  • Francesc Riverola reports that Forex Peace Army adopts FXStreet’s economic calendar, which appears also here: Forex Live Calendar.
  • Michael Greenberg reports that spot metals trading will be banned in the US from July 15th.

Here are some long term articles published this week on Forex Crunch: