There are many factors that influence the price movements of financial assets. For example, a hawkish Fed may lead the dollar higher while better-than-expected projections can take a stock higher. Another factor that we regularly talk about is geopolitics....
The talk around the financial markets these days is about a trade war. The talks started when Trump announced plans to impose heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum. He then moved to announce heavy tariffs on an assortment of...
When trading the Forex market, you’re essentially trying to predict the future. Your trades are based on how you think a certain currency will perform in the future before it happens. There is no crystal ball in the markets,...
Without a doubt, crude oil is the most important commodity in the world. Without it, other commodities would be difficult to produce on a large scale. For example, it would be impossible to cultivate corn, cotton, and wheat on...
It was Monday madness as always with the US government shutdown dealing a blow to the dollar and markets as always storming onwards when it comes to trading. One of the surprise winners today was the GBPUSD which has...
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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...
Danske Bank FX Strategy Research discusses EUR/USD outlook after today's ECB meeting and ahead of next week's FOMC meeting."Overall, the dovish tapering message from the ECB today cements our sense that EUR/USD is range bound (1.19-1.16) on a 1-3M horizon with...
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...
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...
Better be safe than sorry Bitcoin has been a key market for risk-off trading during the recent volatility spikesWhen markets are hard to predict, the smart money is always keen to play it safe. That’s exactly what “hedge...
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...
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...
US NFP would impact the gold price Technicals are showing some important signalsInvestors have one focus, which is what the impact of the US non-farm payroll data on the Fed interest rate hike will be. The odds are...
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...
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...
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...
The euro has been a star performer in 2017 and it looks like it could be set for further gains as we head into the second half of the year.Euro net long positions as recorded by the US Commodity...
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...
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...
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....
Just a wobble; or something more? The general election is starting to look like it could spark some serious volatility as we head into June. For the first time a Tory landslide is not a given and there is...
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...
Trump is sitting on a hot seat once again while investors question impeachment The dollar weakness helping the euro to stay strongToday is a risk off trade for investors as Mr Trump is badly engulfed by political turmoil. This has...
How does the UK general election affect the pound? Traders are second-guessing where sterling is headed before the nation goes to the polls again on June 8th as politics seem to remain front and centre in the forex markets.Snap...
With the United Kingdom gunning for Brexit and France being pulled in the direction of Euroscepticism, we take a hypothetical look at how the European Union (EU) would deal with two exits simultaneously.For many, the U.K.’s decision to leave...
Last month, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the world by announcing a snap parliamentary election for June 8. The unnecessary appointment with voters was an attempt by the ruling Conservative majority to earn a stronger mandate to negotiate...
Where is the global economy going? With the Trump trade and global reflation, the outlook has improved a lot in recent months, according to some of the world's top money managers at least.The latest Global Fund Manager survey from...
The EUR/USD pair rebounded as much as 0.7% last night, before retracing back to the 1.058 area this morning, following European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s hawkish speech.Mr Draghi declared victory against deflation and the ECB no longer had...
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...

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