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By 17 July 2018

How much trading capital do you need to earn £100,000 ...

    An £100,000 salary is the kind of money that many people can only dream of earning.  With those that do find themselves within the top 5 per cent of earners in the UK, it is well out of reach for most of us.   In this article we take a look at how

By 17 July 2018

Politics proves toxic for the pound once again

The pound’s sensitivity to Brexit-inspired political discord has flared up once again. On Tuesday GBP is dipping on the back of fears that Theresa May’s government could face defeat in the Commons if Labour sides with pro-European MPs and calls for the UK to remain in the Customs Union if there is no trade deal

By 17 July 2018

Pound muted after typical UK jobs report

The latest UK labour market report for May/ June was more of the same: the unemployment rate remains at a record low of 4.2%, yet wage data stubbornly refuses to go anywhere. The bright spot is job creation, which continues to defy expectations. The UK economy has created more jobs than expected in the three

By 16 July 2018

US retail sales take a knock as oil drives the FTSE 100 ...

The FTSE 100 is the worst performer in the European equity space so far today as it faces a perfect summer storm of a stronger pound, weak energy prices and some notable under-performers including Debenhams. Not even a government announcement of investment in the aerospace sector, can boost the index. However, the aerospace news may

By 11 July 2018

What makes a great trader? Interview with FX and indice ...

Hundreds of people come through the doors of Learn to Trade every month looking to learn to trade, we recently spoke to Henry Ward, an FX and indices market trader and mentor at Learn to Trade, about being a trader and the characteristics that make a good one. How did you get into trading?  

By 12 July 2018

Could crypto rise again?

This time last year the rise of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies seemed unstoppable. Bitcoin appreciated by some 2000% before it came crashing down…

By 12 July 2018

Why stocks aren’t sweating the commodity decline

Usually when commodity markets move sharply it can spell danger for the broader financial markets. Thus, the sharp decline in some metals…

By 12 July 2018

Market update: UK banks brush off EU access fears as US ...

US CPI was in-line with expectations for June, suggesting that prices are rising at a manageable rate. The annual rate of headline inflation rose to 2.9%.

By 10 July 2018

Why Boris Johnson’s exit is good news for the Pound

Politics is once again driving the direction of the pound. The immediate FX reaction to Boris Johnson’s resignation was a sharp drop in sterling.

By 9 July 2018

Week Ahead: 9 July 2018

See the current events to watch for the week starting on the 9th of July 2018 that could move the forex market. Get the full list here!

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