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If you’ve been following the entire cryptocurrency saga – you might have noticed that the rock-star of cryptocurrencies experienced a significant drop. We saw bitcoin floundering around the $10,000 mark yesterday and slightly recovering today to $11,273.65 (indicative price at the time of writing),...
Crude oil is the most important resource in the world. Without oil, the other resources that we enjoy would not be available at large scale.As a result, countries with huge oil reserves are some of the most successful. Take Norway as an example. This...
Today, at 3PM GMT, the Bank of Canada will release its first interest rate decision of the year. To traders, investors, and Canadians, this decision will be vital.As you recall, before the financial crisis of 2008/09, the base interest rate in Canada was 4%....
In 2017, the dollar fell against many currencies. Against the Euro, the dollar fell by a whopping 8%. This fall was attributed to a strengthening the Euro and investors worry about Trump’s policies on trade.The Bull Run ended on September when the pair reached...
On Monday, New Zealand Dollar (NZD) jumped after Adrian Orr was appointed the new Central Bank Governor.Orr is an experienced central banker who has worked as the deputy governor and economist. Previously, he led the country’s $26 billion sovereign wealth fund.Investors were optimistic that...

The Rogue Traders

The Rogue, a seemingly timeless and ubiquitous figure – has seen many iterations – the cowboy, archeologist, space-smuggler, but seldom as a trader. Why is that? Probably because the world of financial markets is a world of rules and regulations, no place for a...
With Governor Carney’s speech slated for Thursday at 12.30 GMT, markets are pushing back their glasses pondering if this might be the first UK rate hike in almost a decade – even though most analysts previously expected a hike within two years.The UK economy...
Don’t buy Your Dow 23,000 Souvenir Hats Yet The Dow Jones briefly tipped over the 23,000 mark, the first time this has every happened since the founding of the index. Although the Dow closed slightly below the historic high, it did continue its sequence of...
With European Union (EU) ministers struggling to make headway over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May will attempt to put negotiations back on track Monday as talks resume in Brussels.The British leader is expected to tell other EU countries that the “ball is in...
Cryptocurrency is one of the hottest thing in finance right now, and for good reason. The world’s top cryptocurrencies have absolutely skyrocketed this year, with the global market peaking at $179 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. That being said, the market for cryptocurrency remains highly volatile....
In a highly anticipated speech, Theresa May told a gathering in Florence, Italy on Friday that the United Kingdom needs a two-year transition period before finalising Brexit. Under the new timetable, Brexit would not come into fruition until 2021. The comments contrasted sharply with...
Wall Street continued its record-setting run on Wednesday, although gains slowed compared with previous sessions, as investors dissected the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement. After an uneventful day, the benchmark S&P 500 Index eked out minor gains in the final hour of trading, closing up...
The process of evaluating investment decisions has long divided traders. Some market participants swear by technical analysis, whereas others believe fundamental analysis is the best approach for long-term investment decisions. While it’s perfectly acceptable to have a preference, most traders may benefit from integrating...
The British pound soared to a new 2017 trading high, after the Bank of England (BOE) minutes commented that higher inflation and a pick-up in UK growth could lead to a rate hike in “the coming months”. The Bank of England also said “some...
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have triggered a gold-buying frenzy in recent weeks, as investors latched on to the yellow metal’s safe-haven status. A renewed slump in the U.S. dollar is also shoring up precious metals by making them more affordable for users of...
The U.S. economy is adding jobs at a solid pace, with the labour market continuing to meet the Federal Reserve’s definition of full employment.That picture is unlikely to change on Friday when the Department of Labor releases its highly-anticipated nonfarm payrolls report. If the...
Volatility made a roaring comeback in August, as political risks emanating from North Korea and the Trump White House weighed on the bull market.CBOE Volatility Index SpikesThe Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index spiked to nine-month highs on 10 August, as stocks sold...
Over the centuries, the United States dollar better known to traders as the USD, has emerged as the world’s most actively traded currency and the core of the global financial system. The evolution of the currency is long and storied.The USD has a history...
Upbeat NFP Growth ExpectedIt won’t be long before the U.S. Labor Department publishes its July NFP (nonfarm payrolls) report – arguably the most talked about data release of the month. There’s plenty of reason to believe that the world’s largest economy maintained its robust...
It has been a productive month for the AUD (Australian dollar). The currency has gained 5% in July and is looking to flex its muscles even further as broad market forces continue to undermine the USD (U.S. dollar).AUD Has Performed Well for 2017The AUD/USD exchange rate...
You probably know the euro as one of the biggest currencies in the world, so it’s easy to forget, but the euro is one of the world’s youngest currencies. Less than 20 years ago the euro did not exist! It was established in 1999 in 11...
Price Action is one of the forex basics you can use in trading and as s a new trader, you’re strongly encouraged to develop a basic understanding of the technical charting patterns before you progress to more complex techniques.In other words, charts with fewer...
New Tory Minister Affirms ‘Hard Brexit’ Amid Waning SupportTalks of avoiding a hard Brexit are a fatal show of weakness for the United Kingdom, according to new Conservative minister Steve Baker, who insists there will be no compromise on Prime Minister Theresa May’s exit...
With NFP (nonfarm payrolls) to be released tomorrow, traders are beginning to wonder whether job creation will bounce back in June or continue down the path of slower growth. Although the U.S. economy meets the Federal Reserve’s definition of full employment, significant imbalances remain.The...
Brexit Negotiations: Day 1 RecapIt was said that Brexit negotiations were not about “punishment” or “revenge”, but the talks between Chief European Union (EU) negotiator Michael Barnier and the UK’s Brexit Negotiator David Davis did look a lot like kicking a man while he...
Welcome to day one of 730Brexit negotiations begin after nearly a whole year of speculation and build up. Yesterday at 11 a.m. BST in Brussels the door to the negotiation table opened. Theresa May’s government already appears to be on the ropes with a...
May Day, May Day, Theresa May’s gamble backfires as hung parliament is confirmed.Theresa May’s gamble of calling a snap general election to strengthen her position in Brexit negotiations has backfired, with results confirming a hung parliament for the UK. After 6 weeks of campaigns...
The U.S. Labor Department is set to release its latest batch of nonfarm payrolls (NFP) data on 2 June, giving traders the latest glimpse of the world’s largest economy. A repeat performance of the April NFP report will boost confidence in the domestic economy...
US dollar index and global stocks fell on reports that US President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russia.The U.S. dollar and global stock markets sold off this week as investors fled risky assets amid reports that President Donald Trump shared classified information with...
A volatile market, due to its unsteady nature is automatically viewed as a fearful enemy by many new traders but it implies many connotations which do not carry any truth.Before you love it or hate it, you must understand it.Volatility is the extent to...