Markets Update Tuesday 20/08/2019 – Markets remain stable for now

Frankfurt – 20/08/2019 Markets remain stable for now The hope of relaxation in the trade dispute with China continued to drive Wall Street on Monday. Last week, the panic that had prevailed on the U.S. stock exchange in the meantime had already subsided by the end of the week. Economic worries had previously caused investors to flee stocks in a …

Markets Update Monday 19/08/2019 – Positive start into the week

Frankfurt – 19/08/2019 Positive start into the week In anticipation of further injections of money from the central banks and new economic stimulus packages, investors dared to leave cover at the end of the week. The Dow Jones Standard Index in New York on Friday was 1.1 per cent higher at 25,851 points. The broader S&P-500 gained 1.4 per cent …

Markets Update Friday 16/08/2019 – Short breather for the stock markets

Frankfurt – 16/08/2019 Short breather for the stock markets The recent statements by US President Trump are a small glimmer of hope in a seemingly never-ending trade conflict. At least, they are very well received on the stock markets. Low yields on the bond markets, fears of recession and new turns of events in the trade dispute between the USA …

Markets Update Thursday 15/08/2019 – The Markets are getting nervous

London – 15/08/2019 The Markets are getting nervous The intensification of the trade conflict between the USA and China is draining the nerves of many investors.  Investors on the US stock markets pulled the ripcord on Wednesday after a day of recovery. Short hopes in the trade war with China immediately gave way to fear of the economy. Above all, …

Markets Update Wednesday 14/08/2019 – Trump moves the markets again

London – 14/08/2019 Trump moves the markets again On Wednesday, investors around the world continued to breathe deeply on the stock markets given the shift in US punitive tariffs to Chinese imports.  The postponement of US punitive tariffs on certain Chinese imports boosted stock markets worldwide. Gifts such as iPhones, sneakers or even some items of clothing are excluded from …

Markets Update Tuesday 13/08/2019 – Fear of recession is creeping in

Frankfurt – 13/08/2019 Fear of recession is creeping in  Investors on Wall Street had to cope with a new setback on Monday. With Hong Kong’s wave of protests escalating, investors preferred to go to safe havens. At a time when volatility on the international financial markets is picking up again, and concerns about a global crash are spreading, investors are …

Markets Update Monday 12/08/2019 – Uber and Lyft in reverse gear

Frankfurt – 12/08/2019 The stock markets in the Far East are trading on Monday with different signs. At the beginning of the week, the stock markets in the Far East are showing signs of recovery following last week’s discounts. Nevertheless, market participants remain cautious. In particular, the uncertainties in the China-USA trade dispute continue to keep traders on their toes. …

Forex Trading and Economic Indicators

The publication of economic data is the be-all and end-all of fundamental data in trading. However, not all indicators are equally important. In this article, we will discuss the most important indicators. Important in this context means market moving. Check the economic calendar of IC Markets in our review What are economic indicators? Economic indicators are statistics on economic activity. …

What are Swaps?

In swap transactions, trading partners exchange debt securities with different interest rates, currencies and maturities. The purpose of swap transactions is to reduce financing costs. Swaps are not traded on exchanges, and retail investors do not generally engage in swap transactions. Instead, swaps are over-the-counter (OTC) contracts primarily between businesses or financial institutions that are customised to the needs of …

Demo Accounts in Forex Trading

Getting to know the trading environment and trading platforms is always recommended before making a deposit and start trading with real money. Therefore, many online Forex brokers offer demo accounts to their customers. These accounts allow users with no experience to try trading on the markets without the risk of losing money. But not only novice traders benefit from demo …