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Fashion industry provides good opportunities

Investing in Fashion

Popular trends of daily life style in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body, or furniture are commonly known as fashion. Since ancient times, in majority of the cultures (around the world) these life style trends also indicate the social status achieved by the members of the society. Historical evidence tells that influential men and women of … Continue reading Investing in Fashion

How Does a Country’s Gold Reserve Affect its Economy?

Last month I watched one of James Bond’s movies called ‘Golden Finger’, which was produced in 1964. The story was about a villain who wanted to contaminate the US gold reserve in Fort Knox, his notion was to save gold bullions that will eventually multiply its price. As I was watching this movie, I wondered about the … Continue reading How Does a Country’s Gold Reserve Affect its Economy?

Crude Oil

4 Commodities for 4 Seasons

The lifecycle of commodities play a role in the performance of many commodities that are produced globally.  While crude oil prices are driven by the supply of crude oil and the demand for products such as gasoline and heating oil, grains experience their greatest volatility ahead their harvests.  Coffee prices are affected by weather in … Continue reading 4 Commodities for 4 Seasons

7 Reasons Why Women Trade Better Than Men

A hotly debated subject, particularly when considering the ratio of men to women on the trading floor and the investment banking’s attitude towards women, despite the best efforts of banks to create diversity and equality in the workplace. For the fewer women that are on the trading floors globally, there are certain attributes that bring … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Women Trade Better Than Men

Marijuana

Marijuana – Is it Economic for You?

The long and windy road of legalizing Marijuana in U.S states begun some time ago, States currently with legalized possession for recreational use include: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland (decriminalized 10g or less), Massachusetts, Minnesota (decriminalized), Nevada, New York (decriminalized unless open to public view), North Carolina (decriminalized 0.5oz or less), Oregon and Washington. In … Continue reading Marijuana – Is it Economic for You?

Poker and Trading – Two Unlikely Companions?

Cynics would say that playing poker and trading are similar in the sense that both are akin to gambling. But, for those who have done both, it is clear that there is a large level of skill involved in both the fields and it is the skill level that separates the best from the rest. … Continue reading Poker and Trading – Two Unlikely Companions?

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The Benefits Of Algorithmic Trading

Algorithm has to do with a set of specific instructions aimed to carry out a task. On the other hand, Algorithmic trading has to do with the use of computers programmed to follow specific instructions to place a trade to earn some money at a speed impossible for a human trader. These defined instructions have … Continue reading The Benefits Of Algorithmic Trading

Understanding The Right Time to Sell Your Investments

Knowing when to sell your investments isn’t easy, but it is the key to making consistent profits in the financial markets. You have probably heard the saying ‘Timing is everything’ before, and nowhere is that truer than in the world of investing. No matter whether you’re asking ‘Should I sell my investment property?’ or ‘Should … Continue reading Understanding The Right Time to Sell Your Investments

The Most Detailed Historical Analysis of EUR/USD

In 1929, Gustav Stresemann from the League of Nations suggested a European currency. This idea was reminiscent of an earlier memory of the Latin Monetary Union, which involved France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland and which disintegrated after the WWI. In 1989 was introduced a plan, which included the creation of the European System of Central … Continue reading The Most Detailed Historical Analysis of EUR/USD

George Soros – the best trader in the world

5 Most Famous Traders of All Time

Most of the financial traders are building their careers in silence, but there are a few that have become popular among others. Their stories are full of hard work, dedication, and patience. They are people with the power of influence, whose moves had an impact on the whole industry. Let’s take a closer look at … Continue reading 5 Most Famous Traders of All Time

History of British Pound

The History of The British Pound

After another black swan event like the latest flash–crash of the pound, I believe it is very relevant to pay closer attention to this currency. After making a thorough research, I have compiled a short info graphic that will reveal the history of the pound in less than 2 minutes. Please have a look and don’t be surprised when you realise the pound has … Continue reading The History of The British Pound

The Reason the Best Forex Broker Are Regulated

The Reason the Best Forex Brokers Are Regulated

The forex market will provide you with the most liquid capital markets to trade with access to the currency markets, 24-hours a day, 6-days a week.  With volume of 5-trillion dollars per day you will be easily able to enter and exit trades nearly every hour of the day. Despite this availability it is extremely … Continue reading The Reason the Best Forex Brokers Are Regulated

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Technical Analysis

How Can You Benefit From The Corrections Equality in the FX Trading? Actual Setups!

The thing with the technical analysis is that you can believe in it or not but your belief cannot question the efficiency. Some parts of the technical analysis just work and you cannot argue with the facts. In this article I will show You the correction equalities, which are not very popular but in the … Continue reading How Can You Benefit From The Corrections Equality in the FX Trading? Actual Setups!

Developing your Trading Strategy

Developing your Trading Strategy

Trading is a business, pure and simple, and the goal is to generate revenues that produces the best risk adjusted returns as an investment.  A robust trading strategy is one that you feel comfortable trading.  If you do not want to have discretion, you can find a strategy that is purely systematic, but if you … Continue reading Developing your Trading Strategy

The Benefits of Binary Options

The Benefits of Binary Options

Binary options have been available for decades to institutional clients, who worked with large banking institutions that provide over the counter products.  Over the last 8-years retail broker have started to offer binary options to retail brokers providing customers with access to these simple but sophisticated trading instruments.  Binary options provide a leveraged way for … Continue reading The Benefits of Binary Options

The Benefits of a Trailing Stop

The Benefits of a Trailing Stop

The most important part of any trading strategy is determining the specific style of risk management you plan on evoking. Before you actually enter a trade, you always need to have a firm idea of where you plan on exiting and admitting you are wrong.  What is much harder to do is determining when you … Continue reading The Benefits of a Trailing Stop

April Might be a Strong Month for Stocks

A Seasonal Study Show that April Might be a Strong Month for Stocks

Trading ideas can be generated in a number of ways.  Although a transaction is usually focused on a specific asset or sector, one can generalize a movement over time using statistical analysis.  One of the best ways to attain an overview of where a specific security or sector will move is to use seasonality. Seasonal … Continue reading A Seasonal Study Show that April Might be a Strong Month for Stocks

Finding the Drivers of the Stock Market

Finding the Drivers of the Stock Market

When traders think about the stock market, they generally view it as the S&P 500 or the DAX or Nikkei.  But stock markets are much more than indices, stocks markets are a market of stocks.  Individual stocks make up the market and there is always a bull or bear market somewhere, it just up to … Continue reading Finding the Drivers of the Stock Market

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European concerns: Greece is still Struggling, But Who is to Blame?

Historical Snapshot As we are heading towards the 9th year of economic crisis in Greece, someone has to wonder “what went so wrong that 9 different governments in collaboration with the tripartite committee (European commission, IMF and WB) were unable to reach a solution?”  and how come the Greek crises has not been resolved yet?. … Continue reading European concerns: Greece is still Struggling, But Who is to Blame?

Bob Mason

French Elections – First Round

The much anticipated French elections are finally around the corner and with all of the noise from earlier in the year, looking at the EUR, one would have thought that it was a 2 horse race between the more seasoned, but tainted Fillon and ex-banker Macron. As things stand, it’s a 4-horse race and there … Continue reading French Elections – First Round

Tom Chen

North Korea – How Much of a Threat?

By the end of World War II, United States and Soviet Union took over the Korean country, ending a long Japanese rule of 35 years. During the cold war, both countries remained in a perpetual state of war, faced equal economic, political and social status. However, the fall of the Soviet Union has changed the … Continue reading North Korea – How Much of a Threat?

James Hyerczyk

Disappointing U.S. Inflation, Retail Sales Data Means Mr. Trump May Get His Wish

On April 3, the newly released minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on March 15 indicated that the central bank struggled with two major concerns:  whether it should let inflation run hot beyond its 2.0% mandate and how to prepare for President Trump’s economic stimulus plans. The minutes showed near-unanimous support from a … Continue reading Disappointing U.S. Inflation, Retail Sales Data Means Mr. Trump May Get His Wish

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Regulation Terms

Regulation Terms

What is MLP? What is FSA? What is Fannie Mae? How to Use Leverage in Financial Market? What is IMF? How Do Financial Broker Commissions Work? What Does Financial Default Mean? What is a Margin Call? What is NFA? What is ASiC? What is Financial Market Regulation? What is CFTC? What is Ginnie Mae? How … Continue reading Regulation Terms

What is GNP?

Economic Indicators Terms

What is PMI? What is Counted in GDP? What is CPI? What is Income Statement Used for? What is RPI? How does Unemployment Rate Work? What is PPI? What is CCI? What is ISM? What is GNP? What is IFO? What does Non Farm Payroll Employment Mean? What are Retail Sales? What is Current Account? … Continue reading Economic Indicators Terms

MiFID

What is MiFID?

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is geared to integrate the European Union’s financial markets and enhance cross board investment transactions. The goal is to enhance transparency and determine the reserve requirements a financial institution must hold.   Example: Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) officially took effect on November 1st, 2007.   More Regulation … Continue reading What is MiFID?

Market Maker

What is a Financial Market Maker?

A market maker is a dealer that is tasked with providing prices that help set the liquidity of a given security. Market makers are always willing to purchase on the bid price and sell on the offer prices. Maker makers generally make their revenue by capturing the difference between the bid price and the offer … Continue reading What is a Financial Market Maker?

FOMC

What is FOMC?

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is the monetary policy board of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States. This committee meets multiple times during the year in an effort to set central bank interest rate policy. The FOMC has permanent and rolling members made up of Federal Reserve Regional Presidents.   Example: The Fed … Continue reading What is FOMC?

Roll Over

How Does Forex Rollover Work?

A forex rollover is a situation where a position is being settled at some date in the future. Most forex transaction are spot, which means delivered in two business days. To rollover a position to a future date, a dealer would need to unwind the original positions and simultaneously add a new position with a … Continue reading How Does Forex Rollover Work?

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