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Global Agricultural Trading Continues to Provide Price Transparency

Food ingredients date back more than 200K years.  The human diet initially consisted of animal proteins, fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts. The introduction of grains into the human diet came approximately 10K years ago.  This included wheat and barley with rice and corn coming about 3K years later. History of Food For most of history, … Continue reading Global Agricultural Trading Continues to Provide Price Transparency

Currency wars threat global economy and political stability

World War III – The Currency War

Are We Entering a Phase of Currency War? After a long period that last for decades, we are now in a time, over the last decade or so, where wars are fought using currencies rather than using weapons. Countries realize that it is easier, cheaper and less violent to bring destruction to other countries by … Continue reading World War III – The Currency War

The Wall Street Bull, a surprise gift left under the New York Stock Exchange Christmas tree by Artist Arturo Di Modica and a few friends. The Bull eventually finding its permanent home at Bowling Green Park, not far from the NYSE, who were far from amused of its arrival back in December 1989.
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5 Things You Should Know About Wall Street

There’s been many movies and, while some of us may recall Gordon Gekko in his Giorgio Armani suits and suspenders, others will be more familiar with the Wolf of Wall Street, which was based on the life and times of Jordan Belfort, played convincingly by Leonardo Di Caprio. But before we go into the fun stuff, … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Wall Street

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

Aluminum in China

7 Reasons Chinese Consume Aluminum

We have a curious situation in the global aluminium market which has made the prediction of the metal prices quite difficult in recent times. We have a situation where there is a reduction in the global production of aluminium and little demand in the rest of the world while in China, we have a situation … Continue reading 7 Reasons Chinese Consume Aluminum

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

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Basic Education

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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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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Vive la France! The Election and the Euro

Unless one candidate can garner more than 50% of the vote in the first round of elections, French voters will go to the polls twice to elect their new leader.  The two candidates that score the most votes will go head to head for the top spot on the leadership podium on May 7.  France … Continue reading Vive la France! The Election and the Euro

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Financial Glossary

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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