Trading Strategy: Options trading of volatility

For the inexperienced trader, volatility is a synonym for “fear”. For the experienced investor, it is, above all, an essential mathematical figure that should be taken into account in trade decisions and often creates the best chances to profit in the market. In this article, we explain how you can use volatility as a friend and trade it profitably. What …

Markets Update Monday 06/07/2020 – Higher

Frankfurt – 06/07/20 Higher Central bank liquidity and the hope for a vaccine remain positive drivers for the stock markets at the beginning of the new trading week. Price jumps on the Asian stock markets and encouraging economic data from Germany, and the US also fueled the stock market rally further on Monday. Among the individual stocks, several heavyweight US …

Markets Update Friday 03/07/2020 – Independence Day

Frankfurt – 03/07/20 Independence Day There was no trading on Friday in the USA due to the celebrations around “Independence Day” on Saturday, and the US markets said a friendly farewell to the long weekend already yesterday.  Thus it was missing on today’s Friday at investors, traders and also trend-setting impulses. Overall, the foreign exchange market, as well as many …

Markets Update Thursday 02/07/2020 – Apprehensively positive

Frankfurt – 02/07/20 Apprehensively positive According to the latest figures from the US labour market, the economic situation does indeed appear to be brightening up more and more. Although nothing is as it was before the crisis, more and more market experts at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today, this and also positive news regarding …

Markets Update Tuesday 30/06/2020 – Still swingin’

Frankfurt – 30/06/20 Still swingin’ What a first half-year 2020! First, the world markets plunged before they could recover in the 2nd quarter and rose almost as rapidly.   Here in Germany, for example, the Dax 30 plummeted dramatically before recovering almost as strongly, and on Tuesday the leading German index crowned a robust second quarter. From April to the end …

Markets Update Monday 29/06/2020 – Zick-zack

Frankfurt – 29/06/20 Zick-zack The overriding factor is that the global stock markets are caught between high numbers of new infections, especially in the USA and the hot spots that pop up all over the world from time to time, and hopes for a rapid recovery from the economic crisis. Who will have the better end for himself, in the …

Markets Update Friday 26/06/2020 – Torn

Frankfurt – 26/06/20 Torn According to experts, the market is torn between renewed corona worries and economic data that at least point to a moderate economic recovery.  However, the record number of infections in the US made investors very nervous today. In the past few days, the number of new corona infections in the United States has skyrocketed. Johns Hopkins …

Markets Update Thursday 25/06/2020 – Volcker rules!

Frankfurt – 25/06/20 Volcker rules! After Wall Street and co. had a hard time during the Asian session and in the morning in this country and recorded further losses, the tide suddenly turned.  The markets, especially the energy and financial sectors, benefitted the most when reports came out of potential easing of financial rules (Volcker rule). Subsequently, the banking and …

The risks of the enormous money-flood

The international central banks are reacting to the consequences of the corona crisis with a flood of liquidity. However, the measures designed to boost the economy in the short term and support companies and consumers will not only have positive effects in the medium to long term. The corona pandemic has plunged the global economy into massive chaos. To mitigate …

Markets Update Wednesday 24/06/2020 – Adios!

Frankfurt – 24/06/20 Adios! The fear of a second wave of the corona pandemic had investors fully under control again on Wednesday, for the infection figures do not point to an imminent end of the crisis. Given new lockdown announcements from Germany as well as continuing high infection numbers overseas, numerous investors said goodbye to the stock market today. For …