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By 11 August 2014

August Trading Update (week 1)

The biggest mover this week was the Aussie after Australia’s jobless rate jumped to a 12-year high in July, surpassing the U.S. level for the first time since 2007 and sending the local currency tumbling. The unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent from 6 percent, the statistics bureau said in Sydney, versus the median estimate

By 6 August 2014

July Trading Overview & Current Opportunities

July Trading Overview WEEK 1 Job growth blew past expectations and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis peaked six years ago, creating a firm foundation for a stronger U.S. economic expansion. Payrolls rose by 288,000 workers following a 224,000 gain the prior month that was bigger than previously estimated and

By 1 August 2014

Trading Quote Of The Week

  “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” Warren Buffet (an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century).

By 1 August 2014

Trading Fact Of The Week

Did you know? In the last year our Trading Floor Alerts from our UK trading floor are up +78.43%. See the graph below:   *Disclaimer: The email content is for educational purposes only. Any targeted returns shown in this email and attachments are not guaranteed and your results may vary depending on your trading ability

By 31 July 2014

Look Forward At The Foreign Exchange Market

Although the market was disappointed about the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) vote, many analysts still feel that the UK will be the next of the developed nations to raise interest rates so long as the good data continues. The first sign that a rate hike is coming will be when there is a split in

By 28 July 2014

July Trading Update (week 4)

Sterling fell from near two-year highs against the euro on Wednesday and struck a three-week low versus the dollar after minutes from this month’s Bank of England policy meeting were less hawkish than some in the market had anticipated. The minutes showed that Bank of England officials discussed whether there was a case for an

By 28 July 2014

How Trading Can Be As Easy As 1-2-3!

Trading Broken Down Into Layman’s Terms In reality anything that has a price that fluctuates can be traded off a chart – so that could be oil, gold, currencies, even pork bellies. Think about it now that Facebook has gone onto the stock exchange; you can even trade Facebook!  So why do product prices fluctuate?

By 25 July 2014

Look Forward At The Foreign Exchange Market

In the short term, we can expect the markets to remain quite mixed and volatile as the news regarding the plane crash starts to surface. The ‘risk off’ mentality is likely to continue until the situation resolves itself and the market is aware of the potential knock on consequences. So trade with caution, especially when

By 23 July 2014

5 Best Forex & Stock Trades Of Last Week

1. NZDUSD (Daily Chart) – Power Pivot Trade Short 15.07.2014 – This pair gave its final push higher last week before putting in the evidence that it was due a move lower. Price had reached a very significant horizontal level just above 0.8800 where price action gave stalling signs, firstly a doji seller bar then

By 21 July 2014

July Trading Update (week 3)

U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record this week, as Ukraine said rebels shot down a passenger jet near its border with Russia. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) fell, The Dow slipped and the yen strengthened across the board and to a five-month high against the euro after reports on the plane crash surfaced,