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 …

Markets Update 09/08/2019 – Stock Markets gain strength again

Frankfurt – 09/08/2019 Stock Markets gain strength again On Thursday, prices in the New York stock market continued to catch up impressively with the previous day. The market-wide and thus particularly meaningful S&P 500 made up for its losses accumulated this week with a plus of 1.9 per cent to 2,938 points. The leading index Dow Jones Industrial was also …

Markets Update Thursday 08/08/2019 – No clear direction in America

Frankfurt – 08/08/2019 No clear direction in America The Dow Jones index dropped 0.1 per cent yesterday to around 26,007 points. The broader S&P 500 gained 0.1 per cent to 2,884 points. The composite index of the technology exchange Nasdaq rose 0.4 per cent to about 7,863 points. Analysts see hesitant investors, among other things due to the surprisingly significant …

Markets Update Tuesday 06/08/2019 -Further down it goes

Further down it goes The most important US stock markets continued to work their way into the red yesterday. After all, they ended trading slightly above their daily lows. The Dow Jones index closed 2.9 per cent lower at 25,717 points. The broader S&P 500 fell by around three per cent to 2,844 points. Both stock indices lost more than …

Markets Update Monday 05/08/2019 -The markets are bleeding

Frankfurt – 05/08/2019 USA – China ping pong continues Only last week US President Donald Trump announced new punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. But the Chinese central bank is taking Trump’s efforts ad absurdum. On Monday, the Chinese yuan slides to its lowest level for eleven and a half years. For the first time since 2008, a dollar costs more …

Futures & Forwards

Futures are financial contracts that require the buyer to purchase an asset (and the seller to sell an asset) at a specified price at a future date. Futures are also referred to as futures contracts. Futures are an excellent way for commodity companies to stabilise their prices and thus their operational and financial performance. Futures (exchange-traded) and forwards (over-the-counter) are …

What are ETFs and how to trade them

In recent years, Exchange Traded Funds have become increasingly popular as an investment product. The funds known by their abbreviation ETF do not require active management and instead track stock market indices one-to-one. The advantage of this construction: ETFs are extremely inexpensive. Products based on standard price barometers charge less than 0.3 per cent per year. This is far removed …

Non-farm payrolls (NFP) report: Definition and trading strategies

Non-agricultural payroll is a term used in the United States to refer to any job other than agricultural work, unregistered self-employment, and employment by private households, non-profit organizations, and military and intelligence services. Owners are also excluded. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly, closely followed data on non-agricultural payroll as part of its Employment Situation Report. The total …

Markets Update Friday 02/08/2019 – Trump announcement shakes markets

Frankfurt – 02/08/2019 Trump announcement shakes markets As often, it all started with a tweet: Donald Trump announced yesterday a fresh round of 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 million of Chinese goods to the US. Immediately after the announcement, the markets went crazy. While safe-havens like gold and silver went gangbuster and rose in value sharply, US stocks fell …