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France
The hotly contested French elections have become a four-way race, latest polls show, after Communist-backed presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon surged to catch up with Republican, Francois Fillon. Melenchon’s popularity surged after strong performances in two televised debates. Public opinion polls showed that roughly one-in-five French voters said they would vote...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks
The Trump reflation trade was on full display in the first quarter, as investors rallied behind expectations of faster economic growth under the new GOP administration. However, gains slowed significantly in March after failed healthcare legislation in Washington undermined confidence in the Trump presidency. The large-cap S&P 500 Index returned...
Gold
The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates on December 14 should have been the death bell for gold, a commodity that is highly sensitive to monetary policy. But something very strange is happening to bullion: not only has it strengthened in the wake of the Fed’s decision, it...
Oil
Crude oil has declined sharply this month, as the prospect of a renewed supply glut from U.S. shale threatens the market’s quest for balance. Since reaching 19-month highs on February 23, U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures have plunged more than 11%, marking their worst retreat in a year. Brent crude,...
Stocks In Red
On the 7th of October 2016, there was a flash crash in the value of the Great Britain pound, where it dropped by 6% against the USD within two minutes. It was the GBP lowest level against the greenback since May 1985. Though the pound managed to recover in the...
British Pound
The British pound has rebounded over the past week, but volatility may be set to continue as Prime Minister Theresa May signals for a hard exit from the European Union. It has been a wild month for pound sterling. Last week, the GBP/USD exchange rate briefly fell below 1.20 for...
Europe
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) was more than a one-off; according to political analysts, it may have sowed the seeds of regional disintegration. The pan-European project will be put to the test this year as several EU countries head for elections. France, Germany and the...
Stocks NYSE
Stock market bulls are hoping for a new wave of strong economic data during this week as well as more details of President Donald Trump’s adjustments on corporate tax. The U.S. Markit Manufacturing PMI as well as the release of the minutes of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)...
Donald Trump
Japan breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a successful two-day summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, who left protectionist rhetoric off the table as the leaders played golf and forged a strategic partnership. In his first official visit to the United States after...
Brexit Fears
The surprising Brexit decision during the EU referendum last year sparked speculations of a domino effect all over Europe as this may set a precedent for member nations who are seeing a rise in Euroscepticism. From there, all sorts of variations on the “exit” theme came out such as...
After a stellar month of January, gold prices surged to two-and-a-half month highs last week, as a tumbling U.S. dollar and geopolitical risks boosted demand for haven commodities. Spot gold (XAU/USD) settled at $1,220.28 a troy ounce on Friday, the highest since November 16. Bullion rose 2.4% during the week...
Currencies
Forex trading is a technical profession and there are factors in forex trading that are extremely import to understand for a forex trader to succeed.  One of these factors is forex correlations.  Forex correlation of currencies gives the trader a firm understanding of the risk associated to a combinations...
US Stocks
Traders often speak of the “January Effect” in the markets to describe a phenomenon that typically spurs a seasonal rally in certain types of shares. Investment banker Sidney Watchel first noticed this effect in 1942 but the phenomenon seems to be less pronounced as time goes by since markets...
Britain’s referendum and their vote to leave the European Union, together with the United States elections which led to the victory of now president Donald Trump, pushed investors towards investing in gold. The price of the yellow shiny metal reached its highest level of the last three years during...
Currencies

Hot Trades for 2017

2016 was a fascinating year in the global financial markets. Brexit, Donald Trump’s election victory and growing monetary divergences between the United States and the rest of the world were just three of the major themes that dictated trade over the past 12 months. These forces will continue to...
Brexit Fears
The United Kingdom is about to begin negotiations to leave the European Union nearly seven months after voting to exit the bloc in a dramatic referendum. No country has ever voted to quit the EU, so many investors are still unsure how the divorce proceeding will go. British Prime Minister...
Boaz Weinstein
Boaz Weinstein is a derivatives trader and hedge fund manager. He is the founder of Saba Capital Management. His net worth is estimated at $450 million as of September 2012. Facts Boaz Weinstein was born in 1973 to Israeli and American parents. He grew up in a secular Jewish family, with...
Bond markets took a beating in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, as inflation-weary investors weighed the incoming administration’s growth policies. Massive fiscal spending and even bigger corporate and personal tax cuts all point to faster inflation in 2017 and beyond, which would force the US Federal...
US Stock Market Traders
When it comes to volatility, 2016 went out with a whimper. That could all change in January, as traders begin to look for a more tangible justification for the stock market’s latest bull run. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, also known as the “fear index,” measures...
Currencies
2016 was a year full of market surprises and shocks. The pound made some drastic losses, the euro limped along, while the US dollar ended the year stronger than ever. With a new year coming up and a new US President in the White House, let’s look at what...
Bill Williams
Bill Williams is a trader and author of books on technical analysis, trading psychology, and chaos theory that applies to various financial markets such as forex, stocks, and commodities. He has developed indicators such as the Alligator, Awesome Oscillator, Accelerator/Decelerator Oscillator, Fractals, Gator Oscillator, and Market Facilitation Index. He believed...
Ivan Glasenberg
Ivan Glasenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Glencore, which is one of the world’s largest commodity trading and mining companies. He is also on the boards of mining companies Xstrata plc and Minara Resources Ltd. Ivan Glasenberg Career Glasenberg was already with Glencore around the very beginning of his...
Snap Chat
Snap, the parent company of the image messaging and multimedia app Snapchat, has filed to list on the US stock market, according to various reports. Analysts say the California-based company would be worth between $20 billion and $25 billion, making it the largest initial public offering (IPO) since Chinese e-commerce...
Stocks In Red
Greed. Envy. Gluttony. Sloth. Wrath. Lust. Pride… the seven deadly sins. According to ethics, these are the transgressions standing in the way of spiritual progress and purity. In reality though the seven deadly sins represent the dangers of both excess and defect which in modern times can be applied...
Oil Prices Rise
It has been more than two years since crude oil prices began dropping from approximately $105 per barrel to as low as $27 per barrel seen at the beginning of this year. The crash played havoc with the global economy and massively reduced revenues from large oil producers such...
US Stock Market
Greed. Envy. Gluttony. Sloth. Wrath. Lust. Pride… the seven deadly sins. According to ethics, these are the transgressions standing in the way of spiritual progress and purity. In reality though the seven deadly sins represent the dangers of both excess and defect which in modern times can be applied...
Donald Trump
On November 8, Donald Trump shocked the world by seizing the presidential nomination from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Two weeks after the historic victory, Trump appears to be backtracking on some of his elaborate campaign promises, which included locking up Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email...
Asian Stocks
The year 2016 has been a trying one for the global financial markets. Geopolitical tensions, volatile oil prices, Brexit and the US presidential elections have all had a major impact on traders’ portfolios. But amid the drama has emerged some clear winners. The following article looks at five of...
European Central Bank
All you need to know about the Italian referendum and how it will affect markets across the Globe. When will the Italian Referendum take place?  It will take place on 4th of December. What is it about?  Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, wishes to make big constitutional changes so that the Italian...
UK
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver the United Kingdom’s first post-Brexit Autumn Statement on Wednesday. Unlike predecessor George Osborne, the new Chancellor will face intense scrutiny from a nation that is divided over the question of European integration. The Autumn Statement will be the first major fiscal event...

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